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17 Aug 2017 description

UNHCR and Tanzania outline next steps to address refugee situation

17 August 2017

Nairobi—UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is working with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania to support the country in pursuing its tradition of granting asylum and hosting refugees while respecting the wish of those who would like to return home.

17 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • Rations of maize meal will be distributed at 70% in July. Further reduction for cereals and other commodities can be anticipated from August if additional funds are not secured.

  • Tanzania’s Country Strategic Plan was approved in Rome by WFP’s Executive Board at the 2017 Annual June Session. Implementation began on 01 July 2017.

Operational Updates

16 Aug 2017 description

Morogoro, 13-18 August 2017: The United Republic of Tanzania is battling an outbreak of Cholera that has since August 2015 affected 26,046 people and claimed 410 lives. Ending the outbreak and preventing its spread beyond Tanzania's borders is a high priority for WHO. To that end, WHO and partners support a well-coordinated multisectoral response through the National Cholera Task Force which plans, coordinates and support subnational authorities.

09 Aug 2017 description

The Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika, and other entry points in Kigoma region. New arrivals were relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host DR Congoleses and the new population of Burundians, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015.

07 Aug 2017 description

This weekly report is produced by the United Nations (UN) Migration Agency (IOM) as part of the UN Country Management Team (UNCMT) response to the influx of Burundian and Congolese Asylum Seekers from Burundi. The report covers the period from July 24 to July 30, 2017. The next report will be issued on August 7, 2017.

Highlights

• 343 new arrivals (174 males and 169 females) composed of 34 Burundian and 309 Congolese Asylum Seekers. Busiest entry points during this week were Kigadye (240 persons), Ilagala (67 persons), and Kasange (21 persons).

01 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 522 Congolese new arrivals crossed into Tanzania in June 2017

  • 377 Burundians entered the country in June 2017

  • 12 Burundians recorded per day in June 2017

  • 421 Individuals departed for resettlement countries in June 2017

MONTHLY DEVELOPMENTS

01 Aug 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 276,583 Total Burundian population of concern

  • 68,674 Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)

  • 126,126 Total population in Nduta Camp

  • 49,839 Total population in Mtendeli Camp

FUNDING

  • 217,250,427 USD Required Funding for Tanzania as part of Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan

PRIORITIES

01 Aug 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

The Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika, and other entry points in Kigoma region.

01 Aug 2017 description

KEY NUMBERS

  • 348,019 Total POC in Tanzania

  • 315,681 Total POC in camps

  • 276,692 Total POC from Burundi

  • 241,755 Refugees from Burundi biometrically registered

01 Aug 2017 description

The Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika, and other entry points in Kigoma region. New arrivals were relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host DR Congoleses and the new population of Burundians, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015.