The consequence of the Volta Lake overflowing its banks has left many residents in Ghana’s southeastern region homeless and exposed to devastating occurrences. This tragic incident calls for individuals, organizations, and the government to come together to identify solutions that will protect the victims and communities, improve safety, and restore trust.
Given the above, Global Volunteers Corps (GVC) visited some impacted communities with relief items including drinks, biscuits, sanitary pads, water, and toiletries.
In addition to providing interim support, the team aimed to identify the needs of the victims to provide sufficient support. A thorough need assessment via direct interactions with the victims revealed that the victims have pressing needs for more relief items, accommodation, medical services, and supplies as well as toilet and latrine facilities. Responding to these issues, GVC undertook a medical outreach to address public health needs in these communities and aid in our goal to empower individuals and communities.