Tuesday 28 April, NAMIBIA: A second SRT deployment to Namibia has begun distributing much needed aid to the Caprivi region in the north of the country. SRT volunteers Larry Agee (US), Joanna Reid (UK), Brian Joy (UK), and Jim Biss (UK) are working with UN-HABITAT, the Red Cross and local Rotarians to distribute 170 ShelterBoxes, 130 heavy duty Africa Tents and 30 boxes of essential equipment. "Many communities have been destroyed by the floods which hit the Carprivi region particularly hard," says Larry. "We are using every possible means available to get to those people in more remote areas who have lost their homes". The previous SRT deployment had distributed 200 ShelterBoxes to the Kavango region in mid-April. Northern Namibia has experienced heavy rain since the start of the year causing rivers to burst their banks. The Namibian government has declared a state of emergency in parts of the country and has appealed for international help. Severe flooding has also been reported in neighbouring Angola, Botswana and Zambia. It is estimated that 92 people have lost their lives and about 13,000 people have been displaced.