Category Archive: Disaster

GRCS to constructs one hundred 2-bedroom housing units for flood victims

November 16th, 2019 by

Mr Kwame Gyimah Akwafo, President of Ghana Red Cross Society (GRCS), has said his outfit with support from Swiss Red Cross would be constructing one hundred 2-bedroom housing units for affected flood victims in some parts of the Upper East Region. This, he said, would hopefully alleviate their burden. Mr... read more

GRCS presents Disaster Risk Reduction tools to communities in Bongo

July 2nd, 2019 by

The Ghana Red Cross Society (GRCS) in collaboration with the Swiss Red Cross (SRC) has presented some Disaster Risk Reduction tools to some disaster-prone communities in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region. The tools, which included Life Jackets, Fire Extinguishers, Shovels and Pickaxes, cutlasses,... read more

Ghana Red Cross under takes Relief Operations to support Families and Communities affected by the Northern Floods – October 2018

January 30th, 2019 by

The recent heavy rains in the North and the Spilling of the Waters in the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso caused massive disruptions in the lives of the People and Communities in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions. Lives were lost (over 15 deaths have so far been officially recorded). Destroyed... read more

National disaster response team formed in Accra

September 18th, 2018 by

A national disaster response team has been set up by the Ghana Red Cross society in the country that will be able to give immediate attention and assistance to emergencies and disasters in the country. A five day training program was held in Accra to train volunteers on the management of disasters and... read more

Ghana Red Cross distributes relief items to flood victims in Accra

September 18th, 2018 by

Ghana Red Cross Society (GRCS) has distributed relief items to 264 families who were seriously affected by the June 3 flood victims in Accra. The provision of the support to the affected persons was through a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) from the International Federation of the Red Cross and... read more

Flood Victims to receive support from Ghana Red Cross Society

September 18th, 2018 by

Torrential rains started on 3 June, 2015 and continued till the next day impacting many parts of the Greater Accra region. The floods resulted in the displacement of community populations, loss of over 200 lives and loss of property and livelihoods. In order to contribute to the relief efforts to relieve... read more

What is Ebola

September 18th, 2018 by

Ebola is a severe infectious disease in humans and animals such as monkeys and gorillas, which is caused by infection with the Ebola virus. It is very infectious, kills in a short time BUT can be prevented. How is it spread? •    Ebola is spread through direct physical contact with... read more

DFID/IFRC Pilot Food Security Project In Upper East Region

September 18th, 2018 by

The uneven rainfall distribution coupled with the long dry spell in certain areas in May and June has affected crop production and other agricultural interventions in the region. As a result of this trend only 22.20% of the targeted cropping area in the region has been achieved with no acreage so far... read more

Regional emergency response teams trained

September 18th, 2018 by

In view of the Red Alert issued on Ghana after the Westgate bombing in Kenya, has become necessary for the Ghana Red Cross Society to be in preparedness to respond to similar emergencies should they occur in the country. As a result three (3) Regional Emergency Response Teams has been trained in how... read more

Ebola emergency preparedness training for Regional Managers

September 18th, 2018 by

Ghana Red Cross Society (GRCS) is the largest humanitarian organization in the country and is required by default to be proactive in the restoration of human dignity which at the moment stands the risk of being compromised with the unprecedented rise in cases of the Ebola virus. Cases of suspected Ebola... read more

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