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23 Sep 2016 description

Food insecurity in northeastern bimodal areas is likely to continue

Key Messages

22 Sep 2016 description


  • 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

22 Sep 2016 description

Drones in Humanitarian Action - Case Study No.1

This case study highlights the role drones can play in providing high-resolution and up-to-date imagery that is essential to the development of exposure maps and for modelling flood risks in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In fact, Over 70 per cent of the people live in informal, unplanned settlements with inadequate infrastructure. In addition, heavy rainfalls twice a year result in significant flood risks.

21 Sep 2016 description


In contrast to the southern part of the region, El Niño usually brings above average rainfall to Tanzania. The country received above normal rainfall over the past eight months, and flooding was reported, affecting infrastructure and agriculture and leading to displacement of people into camps. The country is also battling a large cholera outbreak, with more than 25,000 cases and 400 deaths since August 2015, although new cases are showing a downward trend.

16 Sep 2016 description

“I no longer need to waste hours fetching water. I have more time to help my husband with our cattle – which was quite difficult without access to clean water. It’s such a relief,” Zuena, a farmer from Machui, said of the African Development Bank’s Zanzibar Water and Sanitation Project, completed in 2015. Her household recently benefited from the Machui project. “It has changed our lives,” she said.

16 Sep 2016 description

The situation

On 11 September 2016, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit northwest Tanzania, about 44 km from Bukoba town, on the western shore of Lake Victoria. Based on initial reports, the quake struck at around 15:27 local time (12:27 GMT) and was shallow, occurring at a depth of 10km. The tremor was felt in parts of Uganda, and as far as Rwanda and western parts of Kenya bordering Lake Victoria.

16 Sep 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

Emergency: Earthquake in North-West Tanzania
Date of Emergency: 10 September 2016
ACT Requesting Member(s): Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) and Tanganyika Christian Refugee Service (TCRS)



16 Sep 2016 description
report Xinhua

ARUSHA, Tanzania, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Embassy in Tanzania on Thursday handed over assorted food items, medicines and tents to Kagera earthquake victims.

"The donation came from various Chinese companies, the embassy and Chinese community," said Zhang Biao, political counselor from the Chinese Embassy in Dar es Salaam while handing over the donation.

Major General Salum Kijuu, Kagera Regional Commissioner, commended the Chinese government for the support, which, according to him, is a great relief to the affected families.

15 Sep 2016 description


As of 1 September 2016
Total Burundian population of concern
Total Burundian population post influx
131, 842
Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)
53, 497
Total population in Nduta Camp
Total population in Mtendeli Camp
Total population in Lumasi Transit Site

15 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Refugee influxes per day have increased over the past two months from a daily average of less than 100 to as high as 400 per day during peak days over the last half of August.

  • School WASH interventions have accelerated with the decommissioning of full latrines in schools and construction of new latrines benefiting over 6,000 school children.

  • News of a cholera outbreak in Burundi has stepped up surveillance and prevention measures in the camps and at border points.

14 Sep 2016 description

More than 50 volunteers and staff of the Tanzania Red Cross Society are rushing aid and care to hard-hit communities in Bukoba township, after a powerful earthquake killed 20 people and left hundreds more injured, homeless and in distress.

“The township’s hospital is overwhelmed and has a limited supply of medicine,” said Dr Fatoumata Nafo-Traore, Director of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) regional office for Africa. “There is also an urgent need for food, shelter and psychosocial support in the affected areas.”

14 Sep 2016 description


  • An earthquake with magnitude 5,9 and a depth of 40 km hit the border area between Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda on 10th September.

  • 17 persons reported dead, 253 injured and 53 still hospitalized.

  • 840 buildings destroyed and up to 5,000 houses damaged.

  • No request for assistance received but Government appreciates support provided.

Situation Overview