Flood & Fire victims: Over 8,000 survivors need food and water

Flood & Fire victims: Over 8,000 survivors need food and water
Source: Ghana|myjoyonline.com|posted by EA
Date: 08-06-2015 Time: 11:06:53:am

The National Disaster Management Organization(NADMO) says more than eight thousand people displaced or affected by last Wednesday’s flooding and fire disasters in Accra are still in need of basic supplies such as food and water.

Osu Clottey NADMO Coordinator, William Ayensu, says his team has been collecting an overwhelming data on victims within the past two days and there are signs that increasing number of people will be needing help in the coming days.

Although material support has been streaming in since Friday, more will be needed to help the enclave of deprivation found at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra.

“We need more support” William Ayensu appealed. Food and water are on the top of an itemized list of dire needs, he noted.

He also asked for more mattresses, pillows, buckets, bowls and more of what is being supplied since Saturday and through Sunday.

Many houses, particularly those around the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue were submerged or collapsed after severe flooding in Accra and an explosion at a fuel station resulted in the death of more than a 100 people who sought refuge at the Goil filling station and other shops nearby.

There are reports some of the flood victims have been sleeping in the open.

JOYFM and sachet water company, Mobile Water over the weekend led efforts to donate water to victims in the Odawna and Adabraka communities.

Staff of the station and volunteers distributed food and clothes donated by listeners and some corporate institutions to the residents.

Programmes Director at JOYFM, Kofi Ansah says support to victims will continue throughout the week.

If you would like to help, just bring your donations to the front desk of JOYFM at Kokomlemle.