Benin and Togo are two of the world's poorest countries, ranking 159 (Togo) and 166 ( Benin) out of 187 countries in the 2012 Human Development Index (UNDP report for 2013).
- Life expectancy at birth is 56.5 years.
- Under-5 mortality is 90 deaths per 1,000 live births.
- The average education of adults is 3.3 years.
- The maternal mortality ratio (MMR) is high at 350 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births.
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|Population:||9,877,292 (July 2013 est.)|
|Size:||43,484 sq. mi.; slightly smaller than Pennsylvania|
CRS was established in Benin and Togo in 1958, two years before the country's independence. CRS' early years in Benin and Togo were characterized by projects to support rural communities in their economic, health, cultural and social development. Project activities included school feeding as well as health and nutrition activities.
PartnersThe Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
U.S. Agency for International Development