By mid-June, 55,000 refugees had crossed the northwest border of Tanzania since the beginning of May 2015 fleeing violence and political turmoil in Burundi, with reports of up to 200 new arrivals crossing each day. Children make up to 60 per cent of the refugee population and have been uprooted from school, subject to violence and separation from their families, and are suffering from increased illness due to the lack of basic health care, water and sanitation facilities. A cholera outbreak struck during the rapid influx, resulting in over 4,000 cases with 31 deaths as of 03 June.
Burundian refugees continue to flee to Tanzania and neighbouring countries, with around 75 to 100 new refugees arriving in Tanzania each day via various land border points.
Following the closure of the transit centre at the football stadium, Nyaragusu Camp now hosts 51,000 refugees from the recent Burundi influx as well as an additional 50,000 refugees from DRC who have been in the camp for up to 20 years. Space for new arrivals inNyaragusu camp continues to be a challenge.
Refugees from Burundi have been arriving at the Northwest borders of Tanzania since the beginning of May as they flee violence and political turmoil in Burundi. As of 19 May, UNHCR reported an estimated 63,653 Burundi refugees have reached Tanzania and its borders seeking shelter and safety. Of concern is the 35,000 refugees living in rough conditions in the lakeside village of Kagunga awaiting to be transported to the established camp.
In the southern part of Pemba Island lies Panza Island famously known as “Kisiwa Panza”, which is a home to approximately 7000 inhabitants. The main economic activities of Kisiwa Panza residents include fishing, farming and tourism.
Priorities for 2011-2015
Emergency Humanitarian Action —for refugees and people who are unable to meet their basic food and nutrition needs due to disasters.
Food Security and Nutrition Support — for chronically hungry people living in extreme poverty and are more vulnerable to shocks.
Volunteers educate villagers, schoolchildren on malaria and bed nets
ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 17/2014. ACT member Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) plans to assist 4,500 out of the identified 18,976 people by providing them with a three months quality food ration and, provide scholastic materials to affected school children. According to the District commissioner’s report, these are the most affected ones.
Geneva, 14 May 2014
1. Brief description of the emergency and impact
Given the success of conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs elsewhere, in 2010 the Government of Tanzania rolled out a pilot CCT program in three districts. Its aim was to see if, using a model relying on communities to target beneficiaries and deliver payments, the program could improve outcomes for the poor the way centrally-run CCT programs have in other contexts. The program provided cash payments to poor households, but conditioned payments on complying with certain health and education requirements.
A WFP school gardening project ensures that children are provided with nutritious and healthy meals which help them stay fit and focused in school.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with Childreach Tanzania has been supporting 10 schools to set up vegetable gardens in northern Tanzania. The Maasai people are traditionally cattle herders but these Massai children are showing they have green fingers and can really make their garden grow.
This study evaluated the General and Sector Budget Support operations undertaken in Tanzania from 2005/06 to 2011/12.
This study has evaluated the General and Sector Budget Support operations undertaken in Tanzania from 2005/06 to 2011/12. These operations amount to a resource transfer of almost US$ 5,000 million - an annual average disbursement of US$ 694 million, some $16 per annum per head of the Tanzanian population, provided by 14 Development Partners.
By Gladys Terichow Blurb: Intergenerational classes allow young and old to talk candidly about HIV and AIDS.
Nov. 7, 2012
ARUSHA, Tanzania – Tears flow freely at Binti Mama (daughter mother) gatherings as mothers and their teenage daughters talk openly about issues such as HIV and AIDS.
Led by an intergenerational team of students, teachers and women, the gatherings provide a safe setting for listening and learning across generations.
Tanzania: Sustaining and Sharing Economic Growth
For the last decade, Tanzania has sustained high economic growth driven by structural reforms and improvements in economic performance and service delivery. Growth in gross domestic product (GDP) has averaged between 5 and 7 percent a year since 2000. Access to primary education has increased dramatically, along with solid increases in net enrollment rates. Under-five child mortality has declined by more than a third since 2000.
KASULU, 31 August 2012 (IRIN) - After years of resisting voluntary repatriation efforts, tens of thousands of Burundians in Tanzania now face a deadline to leave by the end of 2012, following a decision to put a formal end to their refugee status.
Some 38,000 Burundians live in the Mtabila refugee camp in the Kigoma Region. It is the last remaining of a half-dozen such sites for Burundians who have fled civil conflicts since the early 1970s. At the height of the latest such conflict, in 2002, there were over half a million Burundian refugees in Tanzania.
By Joanna Martin
NJOMBE REGION, Tanzania, 11 July 2012 – “Previously, we didn’t use as many classroom aids like we do today,” said 12-year-old Hekima. “These days, teachers conduct lessons using aids, and you get to understand things better. We also get the chance to make these tools ourselves, which increases our skills and memory.”
This blog is written and maintained by Duncan Green, Head of Research for Oxfam GB and author of 'From Poverty to Power'.
One of my favourite Oxfam projects is Chukua Hatua (CH) in Tanzania, which is using an evolutionary/venture capitalist theory of change to promote accountability in a couple of regions of the country. CH is now looking for a new coordinator, because the wonderful Jane Lonsdale is moving on – if you fancy taking over, check out the job ad (closing date 20 July).
The UK Government is determined to help reduce the inequalities of opportunity we see around the world today. We believe that promoting global prosperity is both a moral duty and in the UK‟s national interest. Aid is only ever a means to an end, never an end in itself. It is wealth creation and sustainable growth that will help people to lift themselves out of poverty.
Press Release No:2012/365/AFR
WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 – The World Bank will support Tanzania’s efforts to establish an efficient social safety net system that aims to help 1.5 million vulnerable people in the country’s poorest rural and urban households to receive a steady income, achieve food security, and invest in their children’s future.
In Tanzania, many children are not developing to their full potential
Early childhood development is key to securing a better future for Tanzania’s children and the future of the country
Top government officials have shown their commitment to early childhood development by signing a declaration to increase support for both policies and programs
Faudhia, a little girl from Tanzania, fought to change her life when so many others would have given up. As an HIV-postitive orphan, she struggled to find food and often missed school. But now that she has food and proper medicine, she's doing great in school and thinking about a career.