On Friday, September 30, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (tents, etc.) to the United Republic of Tanzania, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania following the damage caused by the earthquake in the country.
SADC declares Regional Drought Disaster and launches a Regional Humanitarian Appeal for assistance to support the ongoing and planned response efforts of its Member States.
The Humanitarian Appeal is a result of the negative impacts of the 2015/16 El Niño induced drought, the worst in 35 years,
As of 15 September 2016
161,581 Total Burundian population of concern
158,863 Total Burundian population post influx
63,878 Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)
53,497 Total population in Nduta Camp
44,008 Total population in Mtendeli Camp
198 Total population in Lumasi Transit Site
180.6 M required for 2016
79.6 M contributions received, representing 44% of requirements
101.0 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation
232,065 people affected
3 districts affected
161,897 post Burundian influx
232,065 people in need of food assistance
As a result of the increasing influx in refugees, WFP is experiencing a critical shortfall in funding. This will result in a break in key commodities commencing in November 2016. Under the current circumstances, WFP will be forced to reduce rations unless new contributions are received. A full pipeline break is expected in January 2017.
An agreement between the XPRIZE Foundation and WFP Tanzania has been signed for the Global Learning XPRIZE pilot in Tanzania. The project aims to develop an open-source software that will enable children with limited access to schooling teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic.
WFP’s Refugee Operation is facing a funding shortfall of USD 9.6 million between September and December 2016. A reduction in the rations distributed may begin as early as October if funding is not available.
IRINGA, 22 September 2016 – The Minister for Constitutional and Legal Affairs Dr. Harrison George Mwakyembe (MP) launched the decentralized births and deaths registration system for the under-five cohort in Iringa and Njombe Regions, today. The exercise will benefit more than 200,000 under-five children in these two regions, reducing the backlog of unregistered children and establishing a system for registering all new births in the regions.
Implications of Seasonal Climate Forecasts for Agrometeorology in 2016/2017
SARCOF is predicting normal to above normal rainfall in the southern parts of the region, while normal to below normal rainfall is expected in the northern areas
The latest model forecasts have reduced La Niña expectations, and suggest near-equal chances for neutral ENSO and weak La Niña conditions through end of 2016.
An earthquake with a 5.9 magnitude, at a depth of 40 km struck Tanzania near the Uganda border on the 10th September 2016 at 15:27 local time. The main shock epicentre was located at about 40 km northwest of Bukoba city in Kagera region located around the Victoria Lake area.
Population exposure estimates are based on Earthquake’s related Moderate and Strong shake areas deduced from USGS peak acceleration data.
Map shows the affected Wards with total population from the 2012 Census extracted from National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) report
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