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Volta floods: Will the spillage end soon?

Volta floods: Will the spillage end soon?

Ghana News, Lifestyle & Social
The Volta floods have become a nationwide catastrophe, displacing over 26,000 people due to the decision by the Volta River Authority (VRA), to release excess water from the Akosombo and Kpong dams. Intense rainfall has caused a massive influx of water into these dams. Areas near the Bui dam, sourced from the Black Volta, have also been severely affected. Nine districts along the river and downstream of the lake have all been impacted. Seven districts downstream, including Tongu areas, Asuogyaman, Anlo, and Ada East, have witnessed significant flooding. Mepe, a town in the North Tongu district, has been submerged, forcing its residents to evacuate. Watch full analysis The last time such a disaster happened as a result of the spi...
Pakistan floods: ‘It’s like fighting a war with no end’

Pakistan floods: ‘It’s like fighting a war with no end’

International, World News
More than 2,000 hospitals and health centres were damaged or destroyed in recent floods in Pakistan – and families and their children are battling malnutrition and infection in what’s now a public health emergency. Doctors like Ammara Gohar are on the front lines of the crisis as the UN launches a fresh appeal for the world to send more aid. “It’s very difficult for us. We attended to patients during Covid, but this is tougher because it involves environmental hazards,” says Dr Ammara, a gynaecologist four years into her medical career. She is working out of a school in rural Sindh province, the area worst affected in the floods, which has temporarily become the headquarters for the district health office after it was submerged. Here, Dr Ammara and her team load a van with box...

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