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Drought Victims Urged to Start Using Alternative Methods of Farming

For the first time in the 70 year history of the United Nations, Secretary General Ban Ki moon has convened the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, on 23 and 24 May 2016. He has put forward an Agenda for Humanity, calling on global leaders to commit to action and reduce humanitarian suffering. Speaking on what is expected on the outcome of the summit, UN Resident Coordinator to Namibia Ms. Kiki Gbeho, said they are waiting to see what comes out but she thinks we should all remain committed, optimistic and most importantly we should hold leadership to account.

Southern Africa has been affected by a severe drought which is one of the issues that was discussed at the summit. The Namibia Red Cross Society late last year launched an emergency appeal amounting to N$13,4 million. “The elderly are left in these villages, when you come there you even wonder when last was there a fire here and you see how hopeless they look and they will tell you sometimes we take a day or two days without eating,” said Rosemary Nalisa, National Manager for Humanitarian Diplomacy at the Namibia Red Cross Society.

Spotlight news sat down with Rosemary Nalisa, National Manager for Humanitarian Diplomacy at the Namibia Red Cross Society and United Nations Resident Coordinator to Namibia Ms. Kiki Gbeho, on the first of its kind Humanitarian Summit as well as humanitarian aid, education and awareness for drought victims in especially, Kunene, Kavango, Oshikoto and Ohangwena Regions.



-Interviews Maggie Forcelledo