Namibia Humanitarian Emergency

A family receives a UNFPA Dignity Kit.
UNFPA Namibia/Cathline Neels

Namibia has been severely affected by drought and episodes of La Nina. Along with five other countries in southern Africa, Namibia declared food insecurity a national disaster in 2015 and 2016. The country also continues to face challenges in reducing its rate of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, maternal mortality, and in meeting family planning needs. UNFPA in Namibia supports the extension of high quality sexual and reproductive health services, the promotion of gender equality, and national efforts to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 2.5 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA Namibia/Cathline Neels

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management

Emergencies updates and resources

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.