Hundreds of refugees escape to Ghana as Togo political crisis heightens

Hundreds of refugees escape to Ghana as Togo political crisis heightens

- Several Togolese refugees are making their way to Ghana following ongoing political unrests there

- 300 refugees have so far made their way to the country with 400 more expected in the coming days

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Political crisis in the neighboring country of Togo has seen hundreds of refugees continue to make their way to the Republic of Ghana.

Hundreds of refugees escape to Ghana as Togo political crisis heightens

Hundreds of refugees escape to Ghana as Togo political crisis heightens

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Sources say over 300 refugees have so far made their way to the Chereponi district capital of the Northern region with hundreds more expected to make their way in the coming days.

The plights of these Togolese all start from the ongoing political battle by protesters of the opposition party who are calling for President Faure Gnassingbe to step down.

Starr FM reports of how a boy was killed after security forces used baton, teargas and live bullets against protesters in two northern cities just 26 km from the border with Ghana.

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh is also gathering that over 400 more refugees will be expected very soon as they escape another protest in the region which is set to resume on Thursday.

So far, some of these refugees, who already have extended families in Ghana have found shelter with extended family and friends thus allowed to integrate without any security and medical examinations as those without family support have received aid packages from the district authorities.

According to the District Chief Executive, (DCE) Tahiru Abdul Razak, about 275 refugees have been temporarily camped at the Community Center. He said food, mats, blankets and mosquito nets were distributed to them.

“Due to the demonstration in Mongo, they are beating them and they have decided to ran for their lives, and yesterday the pressure was too much because the people learned that there were going to be another demonstration from Wednesday to Friday of which some of them cannot resist so they have to look for a place to save their lives,” Tahiru revealed.

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Meanwhile, government through the foreign affairs ministry is yet to give updates on the financial allocation aimed at keeping the hundreds of Togolese refugees making it to the country.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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