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Disasters, Conflicts and Migration

Natural Disasters

Type

Yes / No

Comments / Details

Drought

No


Earthquakes

No


Epidemics

Yes

Occurred 8 times in the last 18 years affecting 4,265 people with 467 deaths.

Extreme Temperatures

No


Flooding

Yes

Riverine floods occurred seven times from 2000 to 2018 with 303,307 people affected (69 deaths)

Insect Infestation

No


Mudslides

No


Volcanic Eruptions

No


High Waves / Surges

No


Wildfires

No


High Winds

No


Man-Made Issues

Civil Strife

No


International Conflict

No


Internally Displaced Persons

No


Refugees Present

Yes


Landmines / UXO Present

No


For more detailed database on disasters by country, please see the Centre for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters.

Calamities and Seasonal Effects

Seasonal Effects on Transport

Type

Comments

Primary Road Transport

The primary road network is in good condition and well-maintained. The corridor roads to Benin/Ghana to the hinterland countries are not affected by seasons.

Secondary Road Transport

The secondary transport network is affected by the rainy season from July to October.

Rail Transport

No effect

Air Transport

No effect

Waterway Transport

No effect

The transport capacity is available all year round and is not affected by the seasons although some port congestions may occur during the rainy season (July-October) since the port of Lomé is not well equipped to operate during rains.

Seasonal Effects on Storage and Handling

Activity

From (month) to (month)

Comments

Storage


Not affected

Handling

July - October

There will be no vessel discharge during rains.

Other



Capacity and Contacts for In-Country Emergency Response

Government

To ensure better coordination of the security and civil protection sector of the Togolese population, a "National Civil Protection Agency " (ANPC) was establish by presidential decree in January 2017. The creation of the ANPC aims at providing the country with an effective steering system in the protection of populations.

The ANPC has the mission to: (i) coordinate all actions of prevention and emergency management, supervise relief and rescue operations and update different disaster prevention and management plans, (ii) intervene in the preparation and organization of the simulation exercises, the information and education of the populations in the field of civil protection, the training of the actors intervening in the field of civil protection and (iii) play the role of support-advice in the implementation of intervention plans in administrations and development activities.

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Togo Government Contact List

Humanitarian Community

Since the exceptional floods of 2007, the Togolese government has initiated actions to promote the reduction of risks and disasters with the assistance of the humanitarian community.

Several UN agencies engaged with the Government of Togo in disaster reduction and management:

  • UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, WFP, FAO and UNHCR
  • ECOWAS, The African Development Bank, BOAD, CILSS, Africa Union
  • NGOs and civil society. 

For more information on humanitarian agency contact details, please see the following link: 4.2 Togo Humanitarian Agency Contact List