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18 Sep 2013 description

Abuja (CICR) – Un séminaire sur l'état de la mise en œuvre des traités de droit international humanitaire dans la législation nationale des États d'Afrique de l'Ouest s'ouvre aujourd'hui à Abuja (Nigéria).

07 Dec 2012 description

06-12-2012 Feature

Whether disabled as a result of a road-traffic accident or marked by polio or diabetes, three men and one woman, like hundreds of Togolese people, have had to fight to regain their dignity and to hold their heads high. People living with disabilities face the same, painful challenge: how can they overcome limited resources to regain their mobility?

12 Nov 2010 description

Lomé (ICRC) - The Togolese Red Cross, supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross, has launched a health education campaign and other activities to help over 200,000 people affected by the flooding that recently hit south-east Togo and the suburbs of the capital, Lomé.

Jacques Maradan coordinates the water and sanitation programme of the ICRC regional delegation in Abidjan.

04 Mar 2010 description

Lomé (ICRC) - The Togolese Red Cross has mobilized 600 volunteers to provide any first-aid services that may be needed in connection with the presidential election to be held on 4 March.

In 2005, when post-electoral violence occurred, the Togolese Red Cross took similar action.

03 Mar 2010 description

Lomé (CICR) - En vue de l'élection présidentielle du 4 mars au Togo, la Croix-Rouge togolaise a mobilisé 600 volontaires pour assurer la couverture sanitaire de cet événement.

En 2005, la Croix-Rouge s'était déjà mobilisée pour faire face aux violences qui avaient éclaté à la suite du scrutin présidentiel.

09 Nov 2009 description

Abuja (ICRC) - From 27 to 29 October, legal experts from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and 35 government officials representing all 15 States of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) met in Abuja to discuss the implementation of international humanitarian law at the national level.

The Convention on Cluster Munitions and the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict were among the treaties discussed. The main topic, however, was progress made on ratifying the ECOWAS Convention on …

22 Oct 2009 description

Abidjan/Lomé (ICRC) - Seventy-five officers and non-commissioned officers of Togo's security forces have taken part since 20 October in a workshop with the aim of better assimilating international human rights law and humanitarian principles in law-enforcement operations.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC) and Togo's High Commission on Human Rights were involved in the organization of the five-day workshop at the request of Togo's security ministry in order to provide further …

22 Oct 2009 description

Communiqué de presse 09/213

Abidjan / Lomé (CICR) - Soixante-quinze officiers et sous-officiers des forces de sécurité du Togo prennent part depuis le 20 octobre 2009 à un atelier visant à assurer une meilleure intégration du droit international des droits de l'homme et des principes d'humanité dans la conduite des opérations de maintien de l'ordre.

Le Comité International de la Croix Rouge (CICR), le Centre régional des Nations Unies pour la paix et le désarmement en Afrique (UNREC) et le Haut Commissariat des droits de l'homme au Togo ont été sollicités par le …

22 May 2009 description

Abuja (ICRC) - On 20 May, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) co-organized a roundtable in Abuja to discuss progress made on ratifying and incorporating into domestic legislation the ECOWAS Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons.

Ambassadors from the 15 ECOWAS countries and seven Western donor countries took part in the discussions, as did senior officials from key government ministries.

The convention was signed by the heads of all member States in June 2006 and has so far been ratified by Burkina Faso, …

09 Sep 2008 description

Lomé (ICRC) - The Togolese Red Cross, with support from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), today began distributing essential household items to 10,000 isolated victims of the recent floods.

09 Sep 2008 description

Lomé (CICR) - La Croix-Rouge togolaise (CRT), avec le soutien du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR), vient de lancer une distribution d'articles non alimentaires au bénéfice de 10 000 victimes isolées suite aux récentes inondations.

16 Jun 2005 description

The electoral and post-electoral violence that shook Togoin late April caused many people to flee their villages, especially in the Plateaux and Central regions.

28 Apr 2005 description

Togo descended into violence on 26 April following the announcement that the candidate of the governing party had won the presidential election held two days before.

The election campaign and the poll itself had been marred by clashes in the capital, Lomé, and in some cities upcountry including Atakpamé (160 km north of Lomé) and Sokodé (350 km north of the capital).