SNAPSHOT OF A PANDEMIC: Covid-19 impact on Namibian livelihoods (2020)

covid-19 households impact namibia

Namibian households are struggling to cope with the impact of the pandemic on their livelihoods. They have experienced reductions in income mainly as a result of retrenchments or reductions in salary and wages. 

Most report difficulties in meeting financial commitments and many expect problems with food security. Most households that had savings, have used some or all of it. To make ends meet, most households will turn to family and friends. This situation is not sustainable as more households will have their resources diminished by the prolonged pandemic meaning that they will be less able to help others.