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Ghana Red Cross supports Eastern Region flood victims

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The Ghana Red Cross Society has presented relief items valued at $150,000 to 500 households in the Eastern Region, who were recently affected by floods.

The items including plastic buckets, jerry cans, blankets, lanterns, tooth brushes, tooth pastes, toilet soap and mosquito nets were donated to the Ghana Red Cross by the Swiss Red Cross for presentation to the flood victims.

The relief items were presented to the victims at East and West Zongo,  Abease, Adankronu and Esikafuoabantem, all near Kade and Asunafo in the Atiwa District on Thursday.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony at Kade, the Acting Secretary General of the Ghana Red Cross Society, Mr Samuel Kofi Addo, appealed to people living in flood-prone areas to move to higher grounds.

He advised the people to organize clean-up campaigns to desilt drains in their communities to ensure free flow of rain water to prevent floods.

Mr Addo explained that the relief items was meant for flood victims, who had lost their homes and other belongings, and that other category of victims would be assisted by the Red Cross later.

Mr Francis Obeng, Coordinator of Disaster, the Ghana Red Cross Society, said the organization had appealed to other international organizations for support for the flood victims.

The Ghana Red Cross Society had presented relief items to people, who were affected when the Birim River broke its banks and flooded home along its course from the Fanteakwa District to the Cenral Region early this year.

Some weeks ago, the Ghana Red Cross Society presented relief items to the people of Akim Oda Zongo.

Source: GNA

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