A five-day workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction has begun in Accra.
The workshop, which is under the theme ‘Building Disaster Resilience to Natural Hazards in Ghana’ is an indication of Ghana’s commitment to the priority areas of the Sendai Framework, and particularly to priority 3 which requires countries to invest in disaster risk reduction for resilience.
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.
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has indicated that, in his view, access to education is the only way by which the world can foster a sense of cohesion and solidarity amongst displaced persons, especially of those of school going age, and, help create for them, an enabling environment, which will spur them on to lead more purposeful and dignified lives.
Fill the Nutrient Gap (FNG) is a situation analysis and decision-making tool developed by World Food Programme (WFP) with inputs from University of California, Davis; International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Epicentre; United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); Harvard University; and Mahidol University.
INTRODUCTION This standard operating procedure (SOP) manual is intended as a guide for all stakeholders and relevant persons responsible for combating human trafficking in Ghana, with an emphasis on child trafficking. It aims to improve the efficiency of all stakeholders to protect victims of human trafficking within Ghana, especially children. With so many actors involved in responding to human trafficking in Ghana, the Government recognizes the value of a standardized and harmonized response.
The Minister for the Interior, Mr. Ambrose Dery has revealed that Ghana is home to nearly fourteen thousand (14,000) refugees who have escaped from ravages of war in the home countries of Liberia, Togo, Sudan, Cote D’Ivoire amongst others.
He has therefore called for the need to tackle the root causes of refugee problems in the sub-region in particular and the Continent as a whole.
The Minister made these statements during the inauguration of the Eleven- Member Ghana Refugee Board in Accra on Monday, July 10, 2017.
Mr. Chairman, members of the Pest and Insect Infestation technical committee, our donor partners, the media, ladies and gentlemen. I am happy that you have accepted our invitation to come for this important emergency Technical Committee meeting.
The Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA): The Ghana Report
Over the past two decades, Ghana has made some progress in improving the nutritional status of children, particularly those under 5 years of age, recording a substantial reduction in the prevalence of stunting, wasting and underweight among these children. According to the most recent edition of the Ghana Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), in 2011, stunting among children 5 years and younger was 23 percent, down from 30 percent in 1988.
The newly appointed Minister for the Interior, Hon Prosper Bani on Monday March 14, 2016 joined officers of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) on an assessment tour of some flood prone areas to ascertain the progress of work of some major storm drains within the Accra metropolis.
The visit also enabled them to see for themselves the impact of last Monday’s heavy down pour that hit most parts of the country.
Ghana on Wednesday August 19, joined the rest of the World to mark this year’s World Humanitarian Day under the theme, “Inspiring the World’s Humanity”.
The day is set aside by the UN with the aim of inspiring humanitarian work around the globe and also to recognize the sacrifices and contributions of humanitarian personnel.
The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) formally celebrated the day in honor of the June 3 twin disaster victims at a brief ceremony at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.
Ghana’s Embassy in Cote D’Ivoire has through the effort of His Excellency Lt. General P.A. Bay, presented a cash donation of Five Thousand, Four Hundred and Fifty Nine US Dollars (US5,459 Dollars) to the management of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) at a brief ceremony in Accra.
The donation which was made on behalf of the June 3 flood and fire disaster victims by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration took place on Monday August 3, 2015.
The newly built state-of-the-art web-based National Emergency Operations Centre constructed by the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has formally been opened at a colourful but brief ceremony in Accra.
The centre which was established with assistance from the US Government and other development partners is a well-structured facility that employs the use of internet to obtain real time information such as photo shots and videos as disaster events unfold in any part of the country.
Highlights of the week:
- Timeliness and completeness of reporting by regions for the week were both 100%.
- Reduction in weekly cholera cases
- Low Yellow Fever surveillance performance indicators, a source of concern
Bestcare Humanitarian Aid Foundation, a charitable non-governmental organization with a focus to provide social service where needed, has presented 12 boxes of clothing to support the victims of the June 3 flood and fire disaster. The items included 5 boxes of female cloths and 7 boxes of male cloths.
Fan Milk Limited has donated 1,500 cartons of Fandango drink worth Gh 5,000 and a cheque of 20,000 Ghana Cedis to the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) in support of the June 3 flood and fire victims.
The Synagogue Church of All Nations has donated items worth Gh140, 00.00 to the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) in support of the June 3 flood and fire victims.
The items included 1000 bags of rice, 400 blankets, 200 mattresses, 200 pillows, 400 plastic baskets, 400 plastic cups, 50 boxes of key soap, and 50 boxes of cooking oil (frytol).
Mr. Justice John Ajet Nasam, a Judge of the Accra High Court presented the items on behalf of Prophet TB Joshua, the General Overseer of SCOAN and Emmanuel TV partners.
The Nigerian High Commission in Ghana has presented relief items to support victims of the June 3 flood and fire disaster.
The items included 70 pieces of blanket, 91 packs of toilet roll, 200 pieces of buckets, 2 cartons of dettol, 1 carton of cotton wool, 3 cartons of sugar. Others included 7 cartons of milk powder, 10 cartons of juice, 9 cartons of lipton, 56 packs of water, 5 cartons of bar soap, 4 cartons of tablet soap, 7 packs of powered soap and 3 cartons of milo.
Voltic Ghana Ltd has made a water donation worth Gh₡2,500 to support the recent flood and fire victims.
The donation included 100 cases of Voltic Natural Mineral Water and 300 bags of Cool Pac sachet water.
The Human Resource Director, Mr. Akature Ania who made the donation said it was in support of NADMO’s effort at resettling the displaced persons and hoped the donation would help alleviate their sufferings.