In Togo, WFP supports vulnerable people in the regions of Savanes and Maritime in order to improve their food security and nutritional status. In response to heavy flooding in September and October 2010, WFP has provided assistance to vulnerable, flood-affected populations to improve their nutritional status and to help protect and restore their livelihoods. WFP also assists both refugees and host communities in response to population displacements from conflicts in Ghana. WFP has been active in Togo since 1968, and, after a ten-year interruption, resumed its activities in 2005, reopening a Representation in Togo in 2008.

Overview

Togo is a low-income and a least developed food deficit country in West Africa and is ranked 159 out of 187 in the 2012 UNDP Human Development Index (HDI). Over the past 15 years, Togo has experienced several periods of socio-political and economic turmoil, which has contributed to high food insecurity and undernutrition levels in the country.