Jerry Chati Tasantab, PhD Candidate, School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle
Jason von Meding, Senior Lecturer in Disaster Risk Reduction, University of Newcastle
Kim Maund, Head of Discipline-Construction Management, University of Newcastle
Thayaparan Gajendran, Associate professor, University of Newcastle
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Health Partners have launched a six-day national Measles-Rubella vaccination and Vitamin A supplement campaign to improve the general health and survival of Ghanaian children, under the theme, “Measles-Rubella Kills; Vaccinate Your Child Now for Good Life”.
The campaign, aimed at ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all ages to help reduce the number of measles-rubella cases in the country.
The United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) is conducting an institutional Strengthening Mission (ISM) to Ghana from 15 to 19 October. The mission is carried out in cooperation with the Ghana National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) and upon the invitation of the Government of Ghana.
42 Ivorian Refugees who opted for voluntary repatriation assisted to return to Cote d’Ivoire.
“Come and Tell“ mission in Ghana to meet with Ivorian refugees
273 refugee children get new school uniforms as the school year begins
Accra – In September 2018, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Ghana trained 317 Community-Based Surveillance (CBS) Volunteers in the Northern Region of Ghana to identify and promptly report specific health risks in their communities that could spread as a result of human mobility.
A. SITUATION ANALYSIS
Description of the disaster
The Ghana Refugee Board (GRB) and UNHCR are working toward securing sustainable and durable solutions for Togolese refugees in Ghana.
Support for local integration will be achieved by obtaining an alternative durable legal status (indefinite residence status or naturalization) based on the favorable legal and policy framework, coupled with issuing nationality documents to prevent statelessness.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of northern Ghana over the past few weeks causing the White Volta River to overflow.
According to media reports, as of 24 September, at least 34 people have been killed and 100 000 displaced since the beginning of the month. Farmlands and roads have been damaged, infrastructure has been disrupted, and many villages left isolated.
Over the next 24 hours, moderate rain with local thunderstorms may affect northern and central areas, including those already impacted by flooding.
The Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has, on behalf of Government, handed over assorted emergency relief items to the victims of flooding in some communities in the Upper East and West regions.
The items include student size mattresses; bundles of clothes; chlorine; bags of maize, sugar and rice; boxes of cooking oil; soap; blankets; plastic buckets, bowls, cups and mats; bags of sachet water, as well as boxes of mosquito coils and treated mosquito nets.
Tripoli – A flight to Ghana is the first return flight to leave Libya in the wake of this week’s ceasefire agreement ending hostilities in southern Tripoli and surrounding areas. The reopening of Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport permitted a commercial flight to leave the airport for Ghana, carrying 21 migrants, said IOM, the UN Migration Agency (10/09).
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri
ACCRA and DONKORKROM, Ghana, Aug 17 2018 (IPS) - Paul Ayormah and his fellow farmers make their way home after hours spent manually weeding a friend’s one-acre maize farm in Ghana’s Eastern Region.
“Tomorrow it will be the turn of my maize farm,” he tells IPS.
Accra – Last weekend (28/07) IOM, the UN Migration Agency, joined Ghana’s Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection and Interior; the US Ambassador; the UN Resident Coordinator; key government officials involved in anti-trafficking response; and civil society actors to celebrate the reopening of the only Government-owned shelter dedicated to child victims of trafficking in Ghana.
- 43,000 vulnerable people targeted for nutrition support
- 30,000 adolescent girls receive take-home rations as incentive for school attendance
- 10,000 smallholder farmers targeted for capacity strengthening and market linkages
- US$ 0.00 (no cash based transfers made in June)
- US$ 132,800 six months (June- Nov 2018) net funding requirements, representing 1.3% of total
GPP conducts a scoping mission in Ghana
An Inter-agency team (FAO, IOM, OCHA and UNICEF) was fielded to Ghana to develop a proposal of an in-depth Diagnostic Review on 14-18 May 2018. This mission was requested by the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMO) and supported by the UN Resident Coordinator, UN Country Team and the Inter-Agency Working Group for Emergencies (IAWGE).
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s global efforts to end extreme poverty, deliver the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and tackle a wide range of global development challenges. The UK’s focus and international leadership on economic development is a vital part of Global Britain - harnessing the potential of new trade relationships, creating jobs and channelling investment to the world’s poorest countries. Throughout history, sustained, job-creating growth has played the greatest role in lifting huge numbers of people out of grinding poverty.
Ghana is a lower middle-income and food-deficit country, with an estimated population of 27 million, and a gross domestic product per capita of USD 1,340 in 2015. Despite progress in reducing acute malnutrition and stunting at the national level in recent years, high rates of poverty and stunting persist in the Northern Savannah Ecological Zone.