Ghana: Floods Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) (MDRGH011)

Situation Report
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A. Situation analysis Description of the disaster

Torrential rains started on 3 June, 2015 and continued till the next day impacting many parts of the Greater Accra region. The floods resulted in the displacement of community populations, loss of over 200 lives and loss of property and livelihoods. The most affected districts based on feedback and reports from volunteers in the affected districts, municipality and official sources include the following: LedzokukuKrowor Municipal Assembly, Accra Metropolitan, LaNkwantanang-Madina Municipal, Labadi Municipal, Shai Osudoku, Kpone-Katamanso, Ningo-Prampram, Ada West and Ada East.

The Red Cross assessment figures indicated that up to 46,370 people were affected in some way in five localities (Nima, Aworshie, Aladjo, Adabraka, Low McCarty hill). On the other hand, the Inter-Agency Working Group for Emergencies (IAWGE) assessment, of which the RC is a member, indicates that 9,255 people have been displaced by the floods.

Through this DREF Ghana Red Cross will provide support to persons affected by flooding and will set up 5 First Aid posts in the affected communities.This will provide continued support to the needs of people affected by floods as well as those affected during a fire /explosion at a petrol station during the rains killing 96 people and injuring several others.

The Government has commended the security agencies and humanitarian actors for their in supporting those affected by the floods and fire/explosion.