Namibia President, Hage Geingob, has declared the lack of rain a state of national emergency.
Geingob said the declaration is to tackle the effects of the drought, which has hit the southern African country.
He noted that all government departments have been mobilised to “protect” Namibians and their livestock.
“The rain season is almost over and we did not receive good rainfall. This means that we are facing the natural disaster of drought and many will be affected by the situation,” Geingob added.