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Ghana — Registration Report — Districts of Ada East, Central Tongu, North Tongu and Shai Osudoku

Rising water levels upstream from the Akosombo Dam, due primarily to heavy rainfall, caused the Volta River Authority to commence the spillage of excess water on 15 September 2023. The spillage has caused flooding in communities downstream from the dam, destroying homes and farmland along the banks of the River Volta. Some communities were therefore displaced into safe havens (also known as collective centers) in the districts of Ada East, Central Tongu, North Tongu and Shai Osudoku. In order to obtain updated figures on the populations in the safe havens, the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), with the technical and financial support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), deployed between 14 to 17 November 2023, 30 enumerators in the 25 safe havens in the districts.

This deployment intended to register all internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the safe havens and provide a more in-depth analysis of their specific needs by capturing data using the DTM-developed Standard Registration Tool, which registers IDPs. It provides further information on the individuals, households, existing vulnerabilities, as well as displacement-related triggers to inform future programming.

The registration was conducted in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP), World Vision and the Ghanaian Federation of Persons with Physical Disabilities.

The 30 NADMO staff were trained on the IOM Standard Registration Tool and the methodology to complete the registration successfully. The enumerators were distributed according to the estimated number of people in the safe havens received by NADMO. Three supervision teams were established composed of NADMO, IOM, WFP and World Vision. One team supervised activities in Central Tongu and North Tongu, another supervised activities in Ada East and the final team was in charge of the supervision of activities in Shai Osudoku.

Source : Relief Web