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28 Jul 2017 description

Harvests and export ban increase domestic food supply, improving household food access

Key Messages

28 Jul 2017 description

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.

27 Jul 2017 description

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.

27 Jul 2017 description


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.

27 Jul 2017 description

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

27 Jul 2017 description

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.

27 Jul 2017 description

Summary Points
- 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.

25 Jul 2017 description

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.

25 Jul 2017 description


  • 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

24 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


• 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.

24 Jul 2017 description


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;

24 Jul 2017 description

Executive summary

Understanding labour migration in the East African Community

21 Jul 2017 description
report Voice of America

Frederick Nkundikije

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.

21 Jul 2017 description

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."

20 Jul 2017 description


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.

Shortfalls/Pipeline Break