On October 26, heavy rainfall caused flooding in Ghana’s capital city, Accra, and Eastern and Volta regions, affecting more than 43,000 people. By October 31, flooding had resulted in 14 deaths and damaged or destroyed buildings, livelihood resources, and approximately 480 acres of farmland, according to the U.N. and the Government of Ghana (GoG) National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO). From October 28 to 31, NADMO conducted search-and-rescue operations and deployed rapid assessment teams to evaluate damage and distribute emergency relief supplies. On November 2, the GoG reported that flood-affected populations remained in need of emergency relief commodities and food assistance.

On November 2, U.S. Ambassador Donald G. Teitelbaum declared a disaster due to the effects of the floods. In response, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) provided $50,000 for emergency relief supplies to benefit flood-affected individuals in Accra and surrounding areas.



USAID/OFDA Assistance to Ghana


*(As of September 12, 2012)


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