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11 Nov 2019 description
report ACT Alliance

Heavy continuous rains in Ghana have caused havoc in the Upper East Region, causing massive displacement and affecting communities who are currently temporarily hosted with friends, relatives, and temporarily located in schools and Churches. As a result, at least 28 people are reported dead, and there are indications that the death toll and the number of houses damaged could rise. As a result, the government of Ghana has declared the floods situation in Ghana a national disaster.

Food and water are scarce, and sanitation is compromised.

07 Nov 2019 description

Southern Africa observes a poor start to the rainy season, while high flood risk persists across East Africa

  1. Heavy rainfall triggered flooding in Accra, Ghana last week.

  2. Rising water levels in the Ubangui River triggered flooding along the river basin into northern and western DRC 3. Heavy rainfall during the past couple of months has significantly raised water levels in the Nile River and its tributaries in Sudan and South Sudan triggering floods.

02 Nov 2019 description

Background and the Red Cross and Red Crescent action

While some countries in Africa are experiencing drought, others are facing devastating floods. The scale and scope of disaster risk, underlying vulnerabilities and complex socio-political and economic factors are unparalleled. Climate change and environmental degradation are exacerbating risk many times over. Recent forecasts suggest the flooding will continue to worsen over the coming weeks, likely to impact over one million people before this crisis is over.

31 Oct 2019 description

Heavy rainfall triggers flooding in parts of Central and East Africa

  1. Heavy rainfall was reported in northern Ghana and bordering areas of Burkina Faso.

  2. The Ubangui River has triggered flooding along the river basin into northern and western Democratic Republic of Congo last week.

  3. Flooding will continue this week due to saturated ground conditions and continued rainfall in the Afar region of Ethiopia, eastern South Sudan, and the border of Ethiopia and Sudan.

29 Oct 2019 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Ghana experienced heavy rains combined with water releases from the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso in early October 2019 which caused serious flooding and extensive damage to farmlands, houses, properties and loss of lives across the country. Between the 6 to 12 October 2019, the Upper East Region, experienced torrential rains which resulted in damaged houses and farmlands leading to displacement of people and fatalities.

24 Oct 2019 description

Considerable flooding continues across East and West Africa

  1. Heavy rainfall was reported in northern Ghana and bordering areas of Burkina Faso.

  2. The Logone River in northern Cameroon has flooded and continued rain expected next week is likely to maintain high water levels.

  3. Northern South Sudan has reported flooding from high river levels accumulating from parts of Sudan and Ethiopia.

23 Oct 2019 description
report ACT Alliance

Heavy rains for eight continuous days have caused havoc in the Upper East Region, as a number of people have lost their lives, while many others have either been displaced or injured. Already, 20 people have been confirmed dead, with 19 also injured, while some 1,550 houses have been destroyed in the process across the 15 districts of the region. Portions of a bridge in the Builsa North District, which connects Jansa and neighboring communities to Sandema, the district capital, have also been washed away.

19 Oct 2019 description
  • Heavy rainfall has been affecting the Upper East Region (northeastern Ghana) over the past week, causing floods and leading to fatalities and damage.
  • According to media reports, as of 18 October, 28 people have died, 19 have been reported injured, 140 have been displaced, and around 1,000 houses have been destroyed.
  • The authorities have started to help the affected people with relief items. The displaced people have been sheltered in churches and schools.
  • For the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rain is forecast over the affected region.