The European Union (EU) has allocated €80,000 for flood preparedness in the five regions in northern Ghana.
This is in response to the warning of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) and the Meteorological Agency, of increased rainfall and flooding in northern Ghana.
This was contained in a statement issued by the European Commission in Accra on Thursday, September 7, 2023.
The funding is to support the identification of early warning mechanisms, update of risks analysis and monitoring mechanisms, trigger anticipation actions to mitigate and/or prevent flood impacts and identify priority actions and response preparedness.
It said humanitarian assistance targeted areas were the Northern, the Upper East, and the Upper West, where around 2,144,677 people are at risk.
The assistance has a particular focus on vulnerable areas where those floods would have significant consequences on agriculture and community economic resilience of riverbank communities.
“This funding is part of the EU’s overall contribution to the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC),” the statement added.