Advisory: Heavy Rains in Ghana

Advisory: Heavy Rains in Ghana

  |   Posted: March 15, 2011

UPDATE: March 15, 2011 – Ghana's capital Accra is still recovering from the heavy rains and flooding.

The families of more than 40 Compassion-assisted children and two International Church Partner staff members experienced damage to their homes. Many lost their personal belongings, such as:

  • food
  • clothing
  • furniture
  • family records

The affected Compassion children are from the following eight child development centers:

  • GH-100
  • GH-101
  • GH-103
  • GH-406
  • GH-513
  • GH-621
  • GH-624
  • GH-900

Five families from GH-103 and GH-900 have had their homes completely destroyed by the flooding. These families are currently living with immediate family members.

At this time the eight impacted centers will be using reimbursable disaster relief funding provided by the Compassion Ghana country office. 

Please pray for the families and staff members who have lost their homes and belongings. Pray that the Lord will provide for all of their needs. 

Compassion Ghana will keep us updated as more information is available, as well as providing a list of any impacted children.

Compassion International will contact you if your sponsored child has been affected.

February 25, 2011 - Recently, the suburbs of Ghana's capital, Accra, experienced heavy rains and flooding.

Compassion-assisted center GH-103 is located a little over 7 miles north of Accra and has been impacted by the heavy rains. 

The project facilitator of the child development center is determining the extent of the damage as well as what assistance needs to be provided.