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Floods And Droughts Cost Ghana $200 Million Every Year
The Probabilistic Risk Profile of Ghana indicates that the country loses 200 million dollars every year due to floods and droughts.
In technical terms, under the current climate, this is an Average Annual Loss, which is more than 200 million dollars.
he said projecting to a not so distant future in 2050, the potential Gross Domestic Product to be adversely affected by floods will increase more than five times.
Ms Soltesova was speaking at the opening of a five-day Regional Level Disaster Risk Reduction (DDR) workshop dubbed; ‘Building Resilience of Natural Hazards in Sub-Saharan African Regions, Countries and Communities’.
It was initiated by the UNISDR, in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), and brought together Ghanaian experts from several ministries and agencies to discuss the Probabilistic Risk Profile (PRP) of Ghana in the face of floods and droughts….
In California wildfire aftermath, Israeli aid group rushes in
With almost half a million acres destroyed and 79 deaths reported, the two wildfires raging in California rank among the deadliest in U.S. history.
But beyond the grim statistics, there’s hope – in the form of IsraAid, an international relief agency based in Israel, that has just deployed to the two devastated regions to begin and maintain the recovery process for survivors.
As part of its deployment, IsraAid will “conduct a needs assessment of the population in the affected area, promote community resilience and recovery, and distribute relief items to families currently staying in temporary accommodation after losing their homes in the fires,” the group said…