Expected average harvest will sufficiently cover local demand
Average to above-average Msimu rains in the unimodal areas will likely result in a near-normal harvest. Poor households remain market dependent and face income opportunity constraints following the conclusion of agricultural activities. This area is Stressed (IPC Phase 2) and will likely improve to Minimal (IPC Phase 1) with the beginning of the harvest season in May, but there will still be populations that have higher levels of food insecurity.
DODOMA, TANZANIA – The XPRIZE Foundation with the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a new partnership for the US$15 Million Global Learning XPRIZE – a five-year competition challenging teams to develop open-source software that will enable children with limited access to schooling to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic.
This Operations Update is requesting an extension to the timeframe of the operation by four weeks (New end date: 31 May 2016) to enable the completion of the activities planned in the Dodoma district and an IFRC monitoring mission to be conducted to provide verification that the activities planned in Rufiji district remain relevant and appropriate to the needs of the population and the mandate of the DREF tool.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.
Over 138,000 Burundian refugees have crossed over into Tanzania since April 2015. Combined with a preinflux population of about 65,000, the total refugee population stands at over 200,000.
203,243 people affected
1 region affected (Kigoma)
203,243 people displaced
203,243 people in need of food assistance
Requirements WFP USD 5.2 million
The National IHR Focal Point of the United Republic of Tanzania has provided WHO with an update on the ongoing outbreak of cholera.
As of 20 April 2016, a total of 24,108 cases, including 378 deaths, had been reported nationwide. The majority of these cases had been reported from 23 regions in mainland Tanzania (20,961 cases, including 329 deaths).
As results of the heavy rains attributed to El-Niño event, since October 2015, more than 25 000 households have been directly affected by floods in six assessed regions of the United Republic of Tanzania namely Arusha, Dodoma, Mara, Morogoro, Mwanza, and Shinyanaga. This has had severe repercussion on the livelihood of the affected population who have lost crops, agricultural inputs and tools, animals, pasture land and other sources of income such as agriculture casual labour, in addition to houses properties.
Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:
This update provides a brief overview of the trends in terms of new cholera cases. It also provides an update on the Tanzanian Red Cross Society (TRCS) actions to date in the cholera response activities as covered by the Emergency Appeal. The update also extends the Appeal timeframe until 31 May 2016 to allow for the Appeal revision which will include new activities and a new budget. At time of publishing the appeal coverage is 66%.
A. Situation analysis
Burundian refugees continue to arrive in Tanzania. According to UNHCR, the total population of new Burundian refugees in Tanzania is over 133,500.
Banks have disbursed loans to 4,500 smallholder farmers in Central, Northern and Southern regions. Farmers will use these loans to purchase inputs such as hybrid seeds, fertilizers and herbicides from input companies.
270,000 people in need of food assistance
197,500 people displaced
270,000 people assisted
Over 134,000 Burundian refugees have crossed over into Tanzania since April 2015. Combined with a preinflux population of 65,000, the total refugee population stands at over 199,000.
199,459 people affected
1 region affected (Kigoma)
199,459 people displaced
199,459 people in need of food assistance
WFP USD 11.6 million
By Niki Clark, American Red Cross
While efforts continue to ensure sufficient water supply to support Mtendeli and Karago camps, it is anticipated that the potential water supply can support 50,000 refugees between the two camps. Any increase in refugee population beyond 50,000 combined in Mtendeli and Karago will be guided by expert opinion on underground potential. Meanwhile the district authorities are negotiating with the local farmers to retrieve the land in Mtendeli camp under agricultural use by the local community.
Relocations from Nyarugusu Camp
Every day in Tanzania, truckloads of grain make their way across the country’s many agricultural trade routes, transporting crops to market. Just three miles off a highway to Dodoma, Tanzania’s capital city, sits the village of Ndurugumi, where smallholder farmers struggle to eke out a living despite their proximity to one of Tanzania’s most important grain market routes.