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Ghana : Flood : 1999/10
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Duration 1999/10
Country
   or
District
Ghana
Name Flood
Outline Heavy rains have caused severe flooding in three northern regions in Ghana killing at least 70 people and displacing more than 280,000 persons.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

Related Links
Report/Articles
  • OCHA Situation Report No.4 1999/12/01

  • OCHA Situation Report No. 3 1999/11/10
    This report is based on the preliminary findings of the joint assessment mission from 3 to 5 November conducted by the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Ministry of Health, Ghana Armed Forces, UN agencies, USAID, Ghana Red Cross and NGOs.
    In the Northern Region, the largest of all affected regions, with many rivers flowing to the Volta Lake, all 13 districts were severely affected. Districts of East Gonja, West Gonja, Nanumba, West Mamprusi and Bole are of particular concern.
    Many areas are still covered with water.

    This report includes list of requirements for international assistance
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 2 1999/11/02
    At end of October, the estimated number of affected population is as follows: 290,000 displaced and over 50 deaths. 31,000 houses have collapsed and 117,000 acres of farmlands have been destroyed.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1 1999/10/27
    Heavy rains have caused severe flooding in three northern regions in Ghana killing at least 70 people and displacing more than 280,000 persons.