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19 Jan 2017 description

People affected by the earthquake which hit the Kagera region, in northwestern Tanzania, in September last year will get some relief from a humanitarian emergency grant approved by the African Development Bank Group’s Board last week.

The assistance will help to meet urgent needs of primary and secondary schools in the earthquake affected areas, and restore learning activities.

Kagera region in northwestern Tanzania was hit by a 5.9-magnitude earthquake on Saturday, September 10, 2016, resulting in 17 deaths and 440 injured people.

01 Dec 2016 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

Revisions in the EPOA were that additional funds were made available for a vehicle to support the RDRT’s mission, since the vastness of the affected area was greater than initially planned.

20 Nov 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Unfavourable production prospects for 2016 “vuli” crops for harvest early next year

  • Maize prices at low levels in most markets

  • Food insecurity persists in some northern parts were below‑average 2016 “masika” crops were harvested, as well as among refugees hosted in camps

  • As of early November 2016, refugees and asylum seekers (mainly from Burundi) were estimated at 245 000

29 Oct 2016 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • Poor households in Kagera Region face Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity due to the impacts of the September earthquake. Approximately 7,500 homes and buildings were destroyed, and there have been ripple effects through employment losses and a fall in remittances. Also, a delay in the onset of Vuli rains in the Kagera Lake Region has reduced on-farm labor opportunities, compounding food insecurity.

24 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Uganda is host to over 665,040 refugees and asylum seekers originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda.

  • Over 153,000 children have received deworming and Vitamin A supplementation in the refugee districts of Arua, Adjumani, Kiryandongo, Yumbe, Koboko, Isingiro and Kyegeggwa since July 2016.

  • Since July, over 40,600 children have been screened for malnutrition in 5 refugee districts with 559 children found to be severe acutely malnourished.

21 Oct 2016 description
map MapAction

Map shows the extent of the damaged districts/wards from the Earthquake with terrain. This is primarily a reference map with villages, road and river displayed to show context and potential issues with distribution of aid.

21 Oct 2016 description
map MapAction

Map shows the percentage of damaged houses based on major damage to buildings in: Wards: Bukoba Rural; Bukoba Urban; Kagerwa: Missenyi Districts: Kyerwa; Muleba

* Data was only collected at District level for Kyerwa & Muleba

19 Oct 2016 description

Highlights

  • On 10 September, Kagera Region in northwestern Tanzania was struck by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake resulting in at least 17 deaths and over 250 injuries.

  • Due to a shortfall in funding, WFP will reduce rations under the refugee operation as early as November. If funds are not received immediately, WFP’s assistance will be disrupted in 2017. WFP has launched a funding appeal to development partners. The funding requirement over the next six months is USD 20.9 million.

Operational Updates

15 Oct 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

An earthquake of 5.9 magnitude hit North West Tanzania on Saturday 10th September, 2016, about 44 km from Bukoba town, on the western shore of Lake Victoria. The earthquake struck at around 15:27 local time East African time (12:27 GMT).

13 Oct 2016 description

INTRODUCTION

The Joint Damage and Needs Assessment Report is the outcome of the request from the Prime Minister’s Office to the United Nation Resident Coordinator in Tanzania to support the government in various areas on emergency response following the devastating earthquake which occurred in Kagera region on 10 September, 2016.

11 Oct 2016 description

This update presents key internal displacement developments and policy updates

05 Oct 2016 description

President Yoweri Museveni has said that the Movement Government will help rebuild houses that were destroyed by last month’s earthquake that hit Rakai district.

30 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Japan
  1. 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.

28 Sep 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

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

HIGHLIGHTS

27 Sep 2016 description
report UNOSAT

Overview

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.

27 Sep 2016 description
map MapAction

Map shows the affected Wards with total population from the 2012 Census extracted from National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) report

22 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • A joint (Government, UN and NGO) needs assessment is ongoing in five districts.
  • ~16,600 buildings are reported destroyed or severely damaged
  • Urgent need for temporary shelter is reported.

Situation Overview