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Benin, a French-speaking West African nation, is a birthplace of the vodun (or “voodoo”) religion and home to the former Dahomey Kingdom from circa 1600–1900. In Abomey, Dahomey's former capital, the Historical Museum occupies two royal palaces with bas-reliefs recounting the kingdom’s past and a throne mounted on human skulls. To the north, Pendjari National Park offers safaris with elephants, hippos and lions. ― Google

Capital: Porto-Novo

Dialing code: +229

Currency: West African CFA franc

President: Patrice Talon

Population: 11.8 million (2019) World Bank

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This report highlights the recent attacks by non-state armed groups on civil population in Northern Togo, leading to about one thousand people seeking refuge in Northern Benin. It is the first time that the spill-over of the Central Sahel crisis has resulted in displacement between coastal countries. The displaced people are currently being hosted in local communities. DG ECHO has operations in eight countries in West and Central Africa and monitors closely the situation in the coastal countries of the region.

Introduction:

The Central Sahel region has been experiencing a security crisis for many years, with non-state armed groups causing violence, displacement, and insecurity in the region. In recent years, the crisis has spilled over into neighboring coastal countries, including Togo and Benin.

Recent Attacks and Displacement in Northern Togo:

In early February 2023, non-state armed groups launched a series of attacks on villages in Northern Togo, causing displacement of about one thousand people. The displaced people, mostly women and children, fled to Northern Benin, where they are currently being hosted in local communities. This is the first time that the Central Sahel crisis has led to displacement between coastal countries.

Response:

The displaced people are currently being hosted in local communities, with the assistance of local authorities and humanitarian organizations. DG ECHO has operations in eight countries in West and Central Africa and is closely monitoring the situation in the coastal countries of the region.

Conclusion:

The attacks by non-state armed groups on civil population in Northern Togo and resulting displacement of about one thousand people to Northern Benin are concerning. It highlights the spill-over effect of the Central Sahel crisis and the need for a coordinated response to address the security and humanitarian challenges in the region. DG ECHO's operations in the region provide hope for the displaced people and other vulnerable communities affected by the crisis.

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Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
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Humanitarian Impact
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      Affected Persons
  1,000
        Displaced Persons

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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