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NGO makes US $2 million appeal for flood victims

A Togolese NGO is seeking US $2 million to care for 64,000 flood victims, at least 40,000 of them children, in four regions of Togo and has asked the European humanitarian aid agency, ECHO, for help, OCHA said in its situation report of 28 October.

The NGO, l’Organisation de la Charite pour un developpement integral (OCDI), says it would use the money over four months to buy maize, vegetable oil, beans and anti-malaria medicines. OCHA said the funds would pay for blankets, clothes, mattresses, transport and cover the needs of local staff.

The OCDI’s request was presented in an evaluation report to ECHO on the floods in Kara, Plateaux, Maritime and Savanes. Officials in the Togolese Interior Ministry told IRIN on Friday that the worst affected regions were Savanes and Centrale.

OCHA reported 42,000 flood affected people in Savanes. At least 1,000 hectares of arable land has been inundated, hundreds of homes and over 100 bridges destroyed. In addition, 800 km of roads have become unusable, isolating villages.

UNICEF has said it is ready to help in the health sector and will discuss details with the Ministry of Health, OCHA said, adding that Germany and the United States had also shown interest without specifying the sectors of their planned contributions.


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