United Republic of TanzaniaOngoing
- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Tanzania: Earthquake - Sept 2016
- Tanzania: Floods - Jan 2016
- Burundi/Tanzania: Cholera Outbreak - May 2015
- Tanzania: Hail Storms - Mar 2015
- Tanzania: Floods - Apr 2014
- Tanzania: Flash Floods - Jan 2014
- Tanzania: Floods and Landslides - Dec 2011
- Horn of Africa Crisis: 2011-2012
- East Africa: Floods - Mar 2010
Harvests and export ban increase domestic food supply, improving household food access
In Tanzania, poverty levels have dropped from 60% in 2007 to 47% in 2016. However, 12 million people live in extreme poverty, earning less than US$0.60 per day. While Tanzania is close to the African regional average in terms of health and education statistics, it diverges significantly from the rest of the region on some measures.
As access to quality education remains a challenge in Nduta camp, Tanzania, a Burundian teacher holds classes outdoors
NDUTA, Tanzania - Up at 4 am like clockwork, Nathan makes his way quietly around the semi-darkness of the mud-brick shelter that he shares with his younger brother, who is fast asleep. He gets ready quickly, steps out into the cold morning and starts walking briskly down a well-beaten path towards Majaliwa secondary school where he is a teacher.
Regional main staples prices mostly declined, and were below their respective 2016 levels in most areas except Tanzania. Most WFP monitored markets showed normal price level in April and May for maize and maize meal reflecting increased availability. Zambia maize prices increased on average probably in anticipation of a higher price floor to bet set by the government in the coming weeks.
Restoring family links for refugees living in Tanzania
In 2016, the International Committee of the Red Cross continued to assist Burundian and Congolese refugees living in western Tanzania to restore links with their families.
Our teams trained authorities on the compliance with international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights laws (IHRL). We also supported the Tanzania Red Cross Society to enhance its capacity to respond to emergencies through trainings.
Highlights of our work in Tanzania in 2016
Hundreds of thousands received assistance in 2016 in Kenya, Tanzania, and Djibouti
In 2016, the International Committee of the Red Cross continued to help thousands of people restore family links in Kenya, Tanzania, and Djibouti.
In Kenya, we supported the construction of a water project along the coast that has benefitted thousands. Our teams conducted regular visits of detainees in Zanzibar and supported the provision of solar panels to assist in pumping water for the prisons.
- Tanzania’s ban on maize grain exports to assure the country’s food security and to encourage value addition through exports of flour, would likely move regional cross-border trade to informal channels because of porous borders, and increase the maize export prices because of additional of costs of circumventing the ban.
DAR ES SALAAM –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a four-year Country Strategic Plan (CSP) in Tanzania. It is fully-aligned with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which aims to end poverty, reduce inequality, tackle climate change and ensure sustainable agriculture and food security.
Under the CSP, WFP aims to improve market access for 250,000 smallholder farmers while overseeing a multi-sector nutrition programme for 185,000 pregnant and nursing women and children under two, and providing food assistance to over 300,000 refugees.
Près de 12 000 enfants déplacés internes
Environ 174,000 enfants de moins de 5 ans touchés par la malnutrition aiguë
Augmentation de 25% des cas de paludisme
Pop. dans le besoin 3 millions
Population ciblée 1 million
PDI 202 726
Réfugiés congolais 61,427
Réfugiés burundais 416 946
Pers. en insécurité alimentaire 2,6 millions
• Since the beginning of January 2017, the number of malaria cases has reached over 4.2 million people (with 1,891 deaths); UNICEF contributed to the National Malaria Response Plan with the provision of malaria drugs and diagnostic kits, and community mobilisation activities for an amount of about US$ 3.6 million.
This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 42 events. This week, two new events have been reported: outbreaks of cholera in Burundi and CrimeanCongo haemorrhagic fever in Senegal. This week’s edition also covers key ongoing events in the region, including the:
• Grade 3 humanitarian crises in South Sudan;
• Grade 2 outbreaks of necrotizing cellulitis/fasciitis in Sao Tome and Principe, and cholera in Tanzania;
Understanding labour migration in the East African Community
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has invited people who fled the country during violent political unrest two years ago to return home.
Nkurunziza extended the invitation Thursday during a visit to Tanzania, his first trip outside Burundi since a coup attempt on May 13, 2015.
The U.N. refugee agency says Tanzania currently hosts more than 240,000 Burundians, most of them living in camps near the two countries' shared border.
Gesture aims to encourage governments to support FAO's emergency response
21 July 2017, Rome - In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis has symbolically donated €25,000 to FAO's efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa.
Pope Francis said the funds are "a symbolic contribution to an FAO programme that provides seeds to rural families in areas affected by the combined effects of conflicts and drought."
WFP is experiencing a critical shortfall in funding. Rations have been reduced and a pipeline break in cereals expected in August.
ECHO has contributed Euro 2 million towards the Cash Based Transfer (CBT) initiative.
The number of CBT beneficiaries has been expanded from 10,000 to 30,000 under the CBT.