TOGO: Thousands displaced from flooding, experts brace for more

Saturday, November 22, 2008
DAKAR Wednesday, August 06, 2008 (IRIN) - Weeks of rains in Togo have forced thousands of people from their homes into temporary government-run centres set up throughout the capital, Lome. Ramon Aloumoun, 48 years old, took some clothing and a few documents when he left his home 4 August with his wife and three children. “Everything else just washed away. Water reached the level of my bed, then tables. I am a welder and my tools in the garage are now gone. Everything.” Togo’s head of Red Cross...