The U.S. Embassy together with Ghana’s National Disaster Management Office (NADMO) delivered urgently needed humanitarian relief supplies to the Apeatse community near Bogoso late yesterday. 

The U.S. Department of Defense’s Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster Assistance, and Civic Aid program funded the supplies, including clothing, medical supplies, drinking water, blankets and mattresses, personal hygiene items, and food and cooking utensils. 

“Friends help friends in times of need. That’s why we’re helping the Apeatse community in the aftermath of this accident,” said U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan.

U.S. Army Major Jarrod Simek of the Office of Security Cooperation represented the U.S. Embassy at the handover event in the Western Region town.

The U.S. Embassy’s Office of Security Cooperation through the North Dakota National Guard State Partnership Program State Partnerships Program has worked with NADMO for over a decade to develop crisis response capacity and emergency preparedness in Ghana.