Namibian Floods Expected to Worsen

source: Voice of America
By Joe De Capua
Washington D.C
06 April 2009

Humanitarian officials are warning that flooding in parts of southern Africa will get worse in the coming weeks. The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has issued the warning for Namibia’s northeastern Caprivi region.

Matthew Cochrane is communications manager for the federation. From Johannesburg, he spoke to VOA English to Africa Service reporter Joe De Capua about how the flood regions are being monitored.

“We work very closely with a number of scientific partners, including NASA, the United States space agency. And we’re seeing now…this flooding around Lake Liambezi, which straddles Namibia’s Caprivi Strip and Botswana. So we’re seeing the water beginning to rise around there. And we’re also see water in [continue reading]



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