Floods in Bunkpurugu, Ghana

One person has been reported killed in floods in Bunkpurugu, in north east Ghana, close to the border with Togo. Almost 6,000 people have been displaced in the floods after as many as 805 houses were submerged or damaged. Victims of the floods are using schools, churches or neighbours for temporary shelter. Roads have been blocked and the Mozio Bridge has collapsed in the floods.

In Ghana, the district Secretariat of National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) is responsible for providing aid and relief in disasters such as flooding. Currently NADMO are struggling to provide relief due to in adequate resources, according to some media reports.

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Sources: Modern Ghana; Ghana Web

Meanwhile neighbouring areas of Africa continue to suffer from flooding. According to this Red Cross article:

Severe flooding is causing chaos across several countries in the Sahel region of Africa. To date, more than 200,000 people have been affected in six countries, including Burkina Faso, Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Senegal. Buildings have collapsed, roads have been rendered impassable, and valuable farmland is submerged beneath flood water.