CERF provides $323,701 to assist internally displaced people in Togo

3 January 2013: In early June 2012, a land dispute between the Konkomba and Moba communities in Namkpandouri, Togo, turned violent and claimed the lives of three people. The dispute also caused severe material damage and loss of livestock. As a consequence, an estimated 2,092 people from the Moba community have fled to villages in central and northern Togo. These areas have some of the highest food insecurity and malnutrition rates in the country.

At the end of 2012, the Government and the World Health Organization provided food and non-food items through joint assistance. However, the help was insufficient due to the alarming food-insecurity rates in the affected areas.

In response, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has provided a rapid response grant of $323,701 to the World Food Programme (WFP). WFP will distribute food and provide transportation services.

The allocation is expected to benefit 4,982 people.