12 October 2015

Last weekend Namibia lost against Argentina the last match of its Rugby World Cup adventure.

But Namibia faces another challenge – one that will last long after the rugby boots have been hung up and the pitches cleared. The World Food Programme works with the Namibian government to tackle hunger in the country that, whilst famous for its rugby, also suffers from droughts and flooding – making it a struggle for people to grow and access food. 

Here are ten facts about hunger in Namibia.

30 September 2015

Here are ten things to know to understand the global food and nutrition situation. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

27 May 2014

In Namibia, WFP provides technical support to strengthen government capacity to plan and manage food based safety net programmes including the school feeding programme. WFP supports the Ministry of Education to introduce various tools and procedures to teachers and principals to enable them to run the feeding programme at their schools better.

Refugees and IDPs, Nutrition
11 February 2013

Frederic Mbate has perfect qualifications for working in the supplementary feeding centre at Osire refugee settlement in central Namibia. Prior to leaving Rwanda in 2002, he used to be a hotel kitchen assistant.

Refugees and IDPs
27 September 2012

The last of Namibia's Angolan refugees are finally returning home. WFP is helping them on their way.

Droughts, Emergencies, HIV/AIDS
7 September 2009

Food assistance enables millions of people in southern Africa to cope with the impact of HIV/AIDS, high food prices and natural disasters. But with WFP facing an unprecedented budget shortfall, many risk losing this critical support.