Togo 2011

CERF has allocated $602,426  for protection of refugees in Togo

5 October 2011: The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has provided US$602,426 to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in response to the refugee crisis in Togo.

At end July, Togo had received more than 4,000 refugees, most of whom are women and children.  With more than 2,000 refugees registered in the one refugee camp in the country, Tropicana, many more actually reside in the camp. The majority of asylum seekers and refugees live in host communities and in urban settings, often in difficult conditions, without access to food and with irregular access to health services.  Host communities are also experiencing “host fatigue” due to lack of resources.

CERF funds will be used to accommodate more refugees and to provide basic services such as water, food and emergency shelter. Funds will be used to profile, register and provide new arrivals with adequate documentation which is essential for assessing services.  In addition, vulnerable populations (survivors of gender-based violence, pregnant women, elderly and unaccompanied minors) will be identified and assisted.  Sensitization campaigns on HIV prevention, reproductive health and public health education will also be conducted.

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