Ghana – Floods (DG ECHO, GMET, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 19 October 2019)

Heavy rainfall has been affecting the Upper East Region (northeastern Ghana) over the past week, causing floods and leading to fatalities and damage.

According to media reports, as of 18 October, 28 people have died, 19 have been reported injured, 140 have been displaced, and around 1,000 houses have been destroyed.

The authorities have started to help the affected people with relief items. The displaced people have been sheltered in churches and schools.

For the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rain is forecast over the affected region.

Source: European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations