World Vision is poised to help almost ten thousand people who have fled violent clashes in the Ivory Coast.
Scores of families have crossed the eastern border into Ghana – where World Vision is on standby.
Teams are preparing to hand out mosquito nets, water containers, cooking equipment and waterproof sheets to protect families from the elements.
Mark Bulpitt, head of emergencies at World Vision UK, said: “While the vast majority of refugees have headed to Liberia, we must not forget the thousands who have fled the other direction into Ghana.
“The United Nations and authorities there are busy assessing the situation. World Vision is working alongside them, in a co-ordinated effort, to make sure children and their families get the support they need.”
Attention is focused on the Ampaim Settlement Camp in the western region of Ghana, which is home to more than 2,000 refugees.
People have been crossing the border during a four month stand-off, which followed a disputed presidential election in November.
20 April 2011