Disasters, Conflicts and Migration
Yes / No
Comments / Details
Occurred 8 times in the last 18 years affecting 4,265 people with 467 deaths.
Riverine floods occurred seven times from 2000 to 2018 with 303,307 people affected (69 deaths)
High Waves / Surges
Internally Displaced Persons
Landmines / UXO Present
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
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.
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
From (month) to (month)
July - October
There will be no vessel discharge during rains.
Capacity and Contacts for In-Country Emergency Response
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
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