The other pandemic that we cannot ignore — hunger

Over the past few months we’ve watched with shock and awe as the economy continued to crumble and collapse on all sides. While official statistics have been hard to come by, it is clear that thousands of jobs were lost and many businesses went under.

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A small boy searches for something to eat among discarded rotten tomatoes. Photo: The Namibian

Hunger has already ruined more lives than the feared coronavirus.

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A passerby offers some food to a man eating from a discarded watermelon by the side of the road leading into the DRC in northern Swakopmund. Screenshot: The Namibian

Please sign the petition now to demand fish for every household

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Late Oma Lydia Haixuxua. Photo Namibian Sun
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Prior to the economic collapse in 2020 it was not uncommon for destitute people to search the dumpsites for scraps of food. Here women and children are seen at a dumpsite near Opuwo in 2018. Photo New Era.

The link between fishrot and famine

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The scene on board one of Samherji’s three trawlers operating in Namibian waters. Photo: Fishrot Files

Time to take a stand

Give to the people what belongs to them. Time to act is now.

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