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03 Sep 2015 description

Total number of refugees: 966,170

Registered refugees in 2015: 8,626

Total number of IDPs: 1.1 M

03 Sep 2015 description
report AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 2 Sep 2015 06:25 GMT

Author: Kizito Makoye

DAR ES SALAAM, Sept 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At a busy intersection in Tanzania's largest commercial city, farmer-turned-hawker Pascal Kipeta runs a wooden stall offering a wide range of Chinese products to motorists, while keeping an eye open for city guards who might seize his merchandise.

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02 Sep 2015 description
report Amref Health Africa

A total of 1,200 Maasai girls from Kenya and Tanzania graduated to womanhood without being circumcised at a colourful event held on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Romboi Emanyatta grounds in Loitokitok, near the border of the two countries.

02 Sep 2015 description

Regional Overview

Tanzania

A cholera outbreak in Tanzania is affected the areas of Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, Iringa and Pwani. As of 30 August 2015, there have been 459 cases and 9 deaths in Dar es Salaam, 69 cases and 5 deaths in Morogoro, 2 cases in Iringa and 16 cases and 1 death in Pwani.

Madagascar

01 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 193,357 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, as well as Uganda and Zambia since April 2015. The situation in Burundi remains volatile with continued incidents of sporadic violence in the country.

01 Sep 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Sep 2015 description

Living in dry, desert-like conditions isn’t easy for people in the Mvumi village in the Dodoma Region of Tanzania. Extended periods of drought and limited water sources routinely lead to dry fields, parched plants and poor crop yields, creating hard times for farming families. Fortunately, the beneficiaries of the Feed the Future-supported Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program are able to meet these challenges head on. “Mwanzo Bora” in Swahili means good start.

01 Sep 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Sep 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.