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11 Dec 2014 description

GENEVE / LOMÉ (11 Décembre 2014) – Le Sous-Comité pour la prévention de la torture et autres peines ou traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants (SPT) des Nations Unies appelle le Togo à prendre des mesures pratiques et immédiates pour améliorer les conditions de détention. « En ratifiant le Protocole facultatif à la Convention contre la torture en 2010, le Togo s’est donné l’opportunité de renforcer la protection des personnes privées de leur liberté contre la torture et les mauvais traitements », - a dit Fortuné Gaétan Zongo, chef de la délégation du SPT qui vient de conclure une …

28 Nov 2014 description

Lomé, Togo | AFP | Friday 11/28/2014 - 19:57 GMT

by Emile KOUTON

Several thousand people protested in the Togolese capital on Friday to call for constitutional change that would bar President Faure Gnassingbe from seeking a third term of office in next year's vote.

The Gnassingbe family has run the small West African nation since the current president's father took power in 1967.

25 Nov 2014 description

Accra, Ghana | AFP | Tuesday 11/25/2014 - 17:40 GMT

Togo leader Faure Gnassingbe on Tuesday rejected opposition calls for limiting the number of presidential mandates and gave a strong signal that he would seek re-election next year.

The head of state has come under mounting pressure to change the constitution to limit a president to a maximum two, five-year terms of office from the current provision of no limit.

21 Nov 2014 description

Police in Togo's capital Lome on Friday fired teargas at protesters defying a government ban on marching to the country's parliament, an AFP reporter said.

The police resorted to the gas to push back thousands of demonstrators, most of them from the main opposition, as they approached to within 400 metres (yards) of the National Assembly.

The government of President Faure Gnassingbe had previously ordered the marchers away from the parliament building and told all schools in the capital to close in case of civil unrest.

05 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Togo

Le Haut commissariat aux réfugiés (HCR) organise mercredi à Lomé une rencontre de haut niveau destinée à imaginer des solutions durables pour ces milliers de personnes arrivées parfois depuis des années au Togo après avoir fui leur pays. Ils sont Ivoiriens, Centrafricains, Ghanéens, Congolais, Rwandais, 14 nationalités au total. Ils sont plus de 21.000 installés dans le pays.

Pour le HCR comme pour le gouvernement, trois possibilités doivent être envisagées, le rapatriement, la réinstallation et l’intégration locale.

03 Sep 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The WHO has classified Togo as a ‘border country’ of epidemic - affected countries because of the air traffic with Asky Airlines, whose hub is based in Lomé. Asky operates across 23 West and Central countries.

  • An isolation centre has been identified and equipped in the University Hospital of Lomé. Five other sites are identified in the other 5 regions. But not yet equipped. The health staff were trained.

  • A free help line has been set up to that anyone can call and find information or advice regarding EVD

27 Aug 2014 description
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Summary: CHF 154,913 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 03 November 2013 to support the National Society in delivering assistance to some 80,000 beneficiaries.

07 Jul 2014 description
report Government of Togo

Le chef de l’Etat a demandé au gouvernement de prendre les dispositions nécessaires pour porter secours aux populations de la capitale victimes des récentes inondations. 80 tonnes de vivres et 30 millions de Fcfa ont été dégagés en urgence.

Les intempéries ont touché près de 2.500 habitants.

‘Les pouvoirs publics apportent un appui financier pour les dépenses d’urgence auxquels les ménages affectés par les inondations sont confrontés. Il s’agit aussi de fournir un appui en vivres’, a indiqué Dédé Ekoué, la ministre de l’Action sociale.

06 Jul 2014 description
report Government of Togo

Des pluies diluviennes se sont abattues sur Lomé dans la nuit du 3 au 4 juillet. Elles ont provoqué des dégâts dans plusieurs quartiers de la capitale.

13 Mar 2014 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Integrated Disaster and Land Management project helps Togo fisherman finally land big fish

  • Community initiative revives canal and halts decades of flooding

  • Women-led committee takes charge to battle the effects of disasters and boost prosperity

20 Feb 2014 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, February 19, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved support to Togo that will help the country offer lifesaving health and nutrition services to over 1.3 million people, nearly 60 percent of whom are women and girl children under the age of five.

12 Feb 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Preliminary estimates indicate above‑average cereal production in 2013, despite erratic precipitation in parts of the country

  • Cereal prices exhibit mixed trends although markets remain well supplied, following several consecutive years of good crop

  • Large number of people faces chronic food insecurity and malnutrition

31 Jan 2014 description

Summary CHF 154,913 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 4 November 2013 to support the Togolese Red Cross in delivering immediate assistance to approximately 80’000 people (16’000 households).

19 Dec 2013 description
report Government of Togo

224 refugiés rwandais, installés au Togo depuis plusieurs années, viennent de perdre leur statut. Une décision prise par le HCR (Haut Commissariat aux réfugiés) en raison de l’évolution positive des conditions de sécurité dans leur pays d’origine.

Mais pas de panique. Le ministre togolais de la Sécurité, Yark Damehane, a précisé jeudi que trois options se présentaient désormais : le rapatriement volontaire, l’obtention de la nationalité togolaise ou la délivrance d’une carte de séjour.

04 Nov 2013 description

CHF 154,913 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to approximately 80,000 people (16,000 households). Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

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25 Oct 2013 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Harvest prospects are uncertain due to irregular rains during 2013 cropping season
  • Cereal markets remain well supplied, following several consecutive years of good crop
  • Nevertheless, large number of people face chronic food insecurity and malnutrition
15 Aug 2013 description
report IRIN

LOME, 15 August 2013 (IRIN) - Togo's July legislative polls extended the dominance of President Faure Gnassingbé's party, which has been in power since 1967, despite opposition claims of malpractice. These results could narrow the chances for reforms and presage the results of the 2015 presidential election, analysts say.