Thousands of flood-affected villagers in the Caprivi Region have to endure the seasonal headache of malaria-bearing mosquito - breeding in pools of rainwater - while simultaneously having to tackle problems caused by herds of roving wild animals.
The Regional Councillor for Linyanti Constituency, Dorothy Kabula says people are starting to starve because of the combined effects of the floods and the crop being damaged by the wild animals. She says only villagers living in and around gazetted conservancies receive some compensation for their troubles, while those resident in areas not located in such conservancies are excluded by the compensation scheme.
Friday, March 03, 2006
NEWS: Multi-Pronged Disaster Hits Caprivi Villagers
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