Togo: Floods - Sep 2017
As at 28 September, a total of 602 households or 3,612 people have been affected by the overflow of the Nangbéto dam. Among the villages bordering the Mono river 10 villages (Agbanakin, Atchamé, Togbavi, Togbagan, Azimé-Dossou, Adamé, Gbandi, Gbandidi, Agbetiko and Handivi) have been flooded directly affecting more than 213 households (1,278 people). Another 389 households (2,334 people) in Agbanakin, have been marooned in their village. (IFRC, 09 Oct 2017)
Summary of main revisions made to the Emergency Plan of Action (EPOA)
The current political climate in the country has played a negative role in the respect of timeline for implementation of activities at country level. Since August 19, 2017 that the country has been going through a socio-political crisis that paralyzed all activities. Since then, there has been no week or without a planned political demonstration. Apart from being violent events, some of these, while being peaceful hinder the normal course of any professional, commercial day to day businesses.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
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.