In the past six months, Chereponi - a rural town in the North East of Ghana - has experienced several violent clashes between two ethnic groups (the Chokosis and Konkombas).
Since the beginning of this year, Chereponi has experienced a series of violent outbreaks from the two groups, resulting in Chereponi's residents being severely affected. In the last few months, the violence has resulted in loss of life, demolition of peoples' homes, displacement of people, destruction of crops and goods, and children and communities losing access to their schools.
Security personnel have been deployed by the Ghanaian government in the North-East, but as of yet, the conflict has yet to be resolved. The situation has slightly improved, however, much more needs to be done in order to bring peace to the region.
Chereponi's residents have been placed under a curfew, which has led to people not being able to work, or even conduct their everyday routines. The individuals in this area subsist mainly on agricultural products (e.g. groundnuts, maize, rice, soya beans, etc.). The region is in the process of facing a severe famine that will ignite rapidly. The residents are trying to rebuild their homes, and the children need the opportunity to go back to school, while the government's security personnel make sure the region's safety and security is maintained.
The proceeds will be used to allow the residents to begin to rebuild their lives. More specifically, the funding will provide money for buying materials to be able to rebuild houses, and purchasing grains and food in order to avoid the imminent famine. The ultimate aim of this funding is to prevent families going hungry and to rebuild homesteads in the community and avoid further homelessness.
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