US Peace Corps volunteer dies in Ghana

The Late Danielle Dunlap
The Late Danielle Dunlap

The US government has confirmed one of its Peace Corps volunteers has died in Ghana.

Danielle Dunlap, 25, died in Ghana on Sunday, April 28 after becoming ill, Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet who was saddened with the death announced April 30, 2013.

“The entire Peace Corps family is grieving over this tragic loss. During this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with Dani’s loved ones and her community both here and in Ghana,” Hessler-Radelet said in a statement.

Danielle who lived in Atlanta Georgia, USA, arrived in Ghana June 6, 2011 for pre-service training as a health volunteer.

According to officials, Danielle, a graduate of Brown University, was one of 69 Americans sworn in as Peace Corps volunteers on August 30, 2011 in Accra as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Peace Corps in Ghana.

Danielle was scheduled to complete her service on August 16, 2013, the Peace Corps said.

By Ekow Quandzie

  1. lng.Joseph Kenneth Buckson says

    Our condelences to the immediate and extended families for this early loss, The Almighty God should grant all of us the fortitude to bear this loss. Heaven has her good works to mankind recorded.

    Rest in perfect PEACE.

  2. Freddie &Bonnie Hicks says

    we send our condelences to the immediate and extended families for your loss,may God give you the strength to bear this loss.god had need of the rose that was plucked,live to see her again new in the kingdom.god will keep you in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on him. LOVE Elder Hicks

  3. Kirk & Marilyn Wills (US Army) says

    We send our condolences to your family and pray God’s strength during this time of bereavement. Be blessed

  4. Francis Ackah Blay says

    On the 29th january 2013 she came to our site and i was her tour guide.I know her very well.She is very good.May her soul rest in peace.

  5. Wayne Callan says

    On behalf of the Callan, Pavelich and Taylor families from Edmonton, Canada we offer our deepest condolences.

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