West Africa Humanitarian Aid (W.A.H.A), an N.G.O renowned for helping the less privileged, has collaborated with the Turkish Embassy in Ghana to donate to three flood-affected areas: Nalerigu, Buipe and Mepe in the Volta region.

W.A.H.A with the rep from the Turkish Embassy and the help of its parent branch, Umuda Kosanlar Dernegi, in Turkey, donated about thousand five hundred (1500) relief packages to address the immediate challenges faced by the affected population.

The N.G.O assisted by the Turkish Embassy, delivered essential relief packages, which were grouped into three and had the first relief package to include: Rice, Cooking Oil, Tomato paste, mosquito coils with matches, and bottled water. The second package was a hygiene package that targeted women and children. Items in this package were Sanitary Pad, Baby Diapers, Toilet Roll, Wet wipes, and washing powder. The third package was Mattress and Blanket to provide immediate assistance to the vulnerable.

According to the team, they sighted videos and pictures of the Akosombo Dam spillage on social media, In response to this crisis, “We reached their Member of Parliament to give us an overview of the actual situation on the ground, which led to the assignment of the task to send one of our staffs to visit the place and ask the victims what they really needed at the moment.’

As of Oct. 17, authorities have reported hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by the flooding, primarily in the Volta Region. South, Central, and North Tongu districts in the Volta Region are amongst the worst affected areas after the Volta River Authority (VRA) conducted a spillage of the Akosombo and Kpong dams due to what it called a “consistent rise in the inflow pattern and water level of the Akosombo dam.”