The Multi-country Office (MCO) Senegal is based in Dakar. It is responsible for operations in Togo, Benin, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Cabo Verde, and Senegal. There are National UNHCR Offices in Togo, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau.

As of September 2021, the MCO countries host a total of 46,891 refugees and asylum seekers, most of whom are in protracted situations.

The overall situation in the MCO countries is one of relative political stability and economic security. Nonetheless, a potential spillover of terrorist operations in Burkina Faso and Niger bordering Benin and Togo has been raising concerns of potential population flows due to insecurity.

Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic that led to the lockdown of economies and the closure of borders had social, economic, and political implications on the livelihoods of refugees and host communities. It undermined the communities’ resilience and hindered access to solutions for protracted refugee caseloads. Integration of refugee caseloads has already taken place for years in most contexts, with solutions strategies and roadmaps discussed, agreed upon and partially implemented.

UNHCR’s proposal, jointly with Governments, of clear legal solutions for naturalization and residence permits for long-staying refugees, is expected to help stabilize PoCs status in the region.

For information about our work in Togo:

  • For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.

Contact Information

The UNHCR Rerpresentation in Togo

Street Address:
Rue de la Pature, 182 SJO, (A Cote de UNICEF), Lome, Togo

Mailing Address:
B.P 911, Lome, Togo

228 220 96 61

[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 0

Working Hours:
Monday: 07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday: 07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday: 07:30 - 17:30
Thursday: 07:30 - 17:30
Friday: 07:30 - 17:30

Public Holidays:
03 January 2022, Jour de l'An
18 April 2022, Lundi de Paques
27 April 2022, Fete de l'Independance
02 May 2022, Fete du Travail
03 May 2022, L'Aid-El-Fitr (Fin du Ramadan)
26 May 2022, Ascension
06 June 2022, Lundi de Pentecote
11 July 2022, L'Aid-el-Kebir (Tabaski)
01 November 2022, Toussaint
26 December 2022, Noel