- Togo: Floods - Sep 2017
- Togo: Meningitis Outbreak - Feb 2016
- Benin/Nigeria/Togo: Lassa Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Togo: Cholera Outbreak - Nov 2013
- West/Central Africa: Floods - Jun 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2008
- Togo: Floods - Sep 2007
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2007
Most read reports
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- WFP Togo Country Brief, June 2018
Conseil de sécurité
8327e séance – matin
Conscient du rôle joué par le Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS) à l’appui de l’action menée par les acteurs nationaux et locaux en faveur de la paix, le Conseil de sécurité a déclaré, ce matin, qu’il attend de ce Bureau qu’il renforce ses activités de prévention des conflits, de médiation et de bons offices.
8327th Meeting* (AM)
Noting the increased demands on the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWAS), the Security Council today underscored the need for adequate resources, while reiterating its concern about the region’s challenging security situation, notably threats posed by terrorism and transnational organized crime.
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,
Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,
AT A GLANCE
Risks Development gains lost from flooding and land degradation
Area of Engagement Building resilience at community level, strengthening hydromet services and early warning systems
A combination of drainage system and hydromet system improvements, coupled with an extensive awareness campaign, has improved disaster preparedness in Togo and increased regional access to disaster response resources.
AN INTENSIFIED FLOOD RISK
Geneva, 8 May 2018 – A ground-breaking new humanitarian fund designed to mitigate and even prevent the damage and trauma caused by natural disasters has been launched by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Red Cross Red Crescent best practice in Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) to prevent, prepare for and respond to epidemics in West Africa
Preparing for and preventing epidemics
Preventing outbreaks of disease is a key priority for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Stopping an outbreak before it spreads out of control saves lives, protects livelihoods and supports long term development.
Documenting best practices and lessons learned in Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) to prevent epidemics in West Africa
West Africa / 2017
by Irene Amuron and Catalina Jaime, Climate Centre, Nairobi
Ten national African meteorological services were last month represented at the first dialogue platform for forecast-based financing (FbF) to be held on the continent, hosted by the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) in Nairobi.
Submitted by Monica Vidili
Disasters hit the poorest the hardest. Poor people are not only more vulnerable to climate-related shocks, but they also have fewer resources to prevent, cope with, and adapt to disasters. The poor tend to receive less support from family, community and financial systems, and even have less access to social safety nets, as a recent World Bank report explains.
So, yes, disasters can discriminate on the same lines that societies discriminate against people.
Les responsables des services de gestion des inondations se sont retrouvés mardi autour du Premier ministre, Komi Selom Klassou, pour faire le point après les fortes pluies qui se sont abattues sur la capitale.
Février qui, généralement est au cœur de la grande saison sèche, a déjà enregistré cette année une pluviométrie inhabituelle.
Uganda and Togo are countries with many differences yet common challenges. Partially due to changing demographics, the impacts of floods and droughts have increased over the years, destroying livelihoods, infrastructure, and increasing the risk of disease outbreaks. Disasters have a disproportionate impact on the poor and most vulnerable.
Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is an insect native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. Its larval stage (photo) feeds on more than 80 plant species, including maize, rice, sorghum, millet, sugarcane, vegetable crops, and cotton. FAW can cause significant yield losses if not well managed. It can have a number of generations per year and the moth can fly up to 100 km per night. Its modality of introduction along with its biological and ecological adaptation across Africa are still speculative.
Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is an insect native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. Its larval stage (photo) feeds on more than 80 plant species, including maize, rice, sorghum, millet, sugarcane, vegetable crops and cotton. FAW can cause significant yield losses if not well managed. It can have a number of generations per year and the moth can fly up to 100 km per night.
Life is shifting fast for coastal communities in West Africa. In some areas, coastlines are eroding as much as 10 meters per year. Stronger storms and rising seas are wiping out homes, roads and buildings that have served as landmarks for generations.
Les travaux d’entretien du système lagunaire de Lomé ont débuté en fin de semaine.
Durant deux mois, le canal de transmission de Bè sera curé de l’importante quantité de sable et de déchets plastiques qui l’ont obstrué. Ensuite, le canal sera restauré’, a indiqué Fiatuwo Séssenou, le ministre de l’Urbanisme.
Cette opération s’inscrit dans le cadre de la 2e phase du projet d’aménagement urbain (PAUT II) cofinancé par l’Etat togolais et l’Union européenne.
WMO is to expand its acclaimed Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project to West Africa in a drive to provide reliable forecasts of hazardous weather in support of disaster risk reduction.
Representatives of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) from nine countries in West Africa met in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, from 4 to 8 September to develop a draft implementation plan, thanks to seed funding from Korean Meteorological Administration (KMA).
The Togolese Red Cross (TRC) yesterday carried out its second humanitarian distribution in two weeks under forecast-based financing (FbF), as heavy monsoon rain threatened more villages on the Mono river downstream from the Nangbeto dam.
TRC volunteers and staff – including the society’s president – distributed emergency-shelter items for just over 100 households from the village of Togbavi, in Lacs prefecture, in coastal Maritime region.
The families had been driven out of their homes by rising water-levels and set up camp on elevated highways.
After heavy seasonal rainfall the Togolese Red Cross (TRC) this week began distributing ‘Aquatabs’ – water purification tablets – as a cholera-prevention measure in villages downstream from the Nangbeto dam on the Mono river, part of which forms the international border with Benin.
Laura Tuck, la vice-présidente de la Banque mondiale en charge du Développement durable, a achevé l’étape togolaise. Après Lomé, elle a pris la direction d’Accra.
Avant son départ, elle a été reçue par Faure Gnassingbé pour évoquer les questions liées à l’érosion côtière, un phénomène qui touche de nombreux pays de la région.
Le littoral togolais est rongé par l’océan depuis des décennies, mais jamais une telle progression n’avait été atteinte. A certains endroits, le recul va jusqu’à 10 mètres.