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30 Apr 2016 description
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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.

29 Apr 2016 description

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.

29 Apr 2016 description

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

29 Apr 2016 description

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.

27 Apr 2016 description


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.

In Numbers

203,243 people affected

1 region affected (Kigoma)

203,243 people displaced

203,243 people in need of food assistance

Funding Update

Requirements WFP USD 5.2 million

Situation Update

23 Apr 2016 description

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).

14 Apr 2016 description

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.

13 Apr 2016 description

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

13 Apr 2016 description


  • 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.

In Numbers

270,000 people in need of food assistance
197,500 people displaced
270,000 people assisted

12 Apr 2016 description


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.

In Numbers
199,459 people affected
1 region affected (Kigoma)
199,459 people displaced
199,459 people in need of food assistance

Funding Update
WFP USD 11.6 million

07 Apr 2016 description


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.

05 Apr 2016 description

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.