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.
Food insecurity persists in central and northeastern areas
In the central Rift Valley and nearby midlands, food prices are decreasing while the Southern Highlands harvest enter s the market. Household food stocks from the Msimu season will be consumed by the end of July , and households have limited income s to buy food. With limited purchasing power, poor households will likely be in Crisis (IPC P hase 3) from August to October when land preparation begins and agricultural labor incomes increase .
BY EVANS MORI ON 30 JUL 2015
The influx of Burundians seeking refuge in Tanzania since the unrest in their own country began is enormous – we’re looking at a figure above 80,000, more than half, children. And of those children, over 952 are unaccompanied by any known adult – their parents or a guardian – and 1,732 have been separated from their parents or other family members. We classify them as ‘unaccompanied’ or ‘separated’ to distinguish between circumstances; 4 per cent of them are under five.
UNICEF successfully conducted the Social Mobilization activities for the Oral Cholera Vaccination campaign which included a rapid screening of children
To decongest mass shelters, authorities designated additional space in Nyaragusu camp as a residence area. This area, named Zone 8, will accommodate up to 9000 people.
UN agencies adopted 150,000 as a new planning figure of refugees expected to reach Tanzania in the Emergency Response Plan.
Kigoma/Geneva – A cholera vaccination campaign to protect Burundian and Congolese refugees in the overflowing Nyarugusu camp in Tanzania has been completed by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) this week. However, with people still living in very precarious conditions, there is a parallel urgent need to improve the sanitary situation in the camp.
Over 81,000 Burundians have fled into Tanzania since end April according to UNHCR reports dated July 26, bringing the total refugee population at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp to over 146,000 (51% female, 49% male). Sixty percent of the new Burundian influx are children. Refugees continue to be hosted in mass shelters and family tents at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp. An alternate location for the new refugees has not yet been announced.
by Andrew Kruczkiewicz, Climate Centre, Kiteto district, Tanzania
“The rains are different now. Twenty years ago we could plan for harvests. We knew what to expect.” The words of Olendimama Olendimama, a 35-year-old farmer from Ndaleta – a small community in central Tanzania’s Kiteto district, south of Arusha.
Pointing to the sky, he wonders about prospects for the current rainy season, and hopes for a return to the more reliable weather patterns of yesteryear.
24th July 2015 - The number of separated, unaccompanied, and often traumatised, Burundian children arriving at the remote Nyarugusu refugee camp in western Tanzania is thought to have risen sharply from around 1,600 at the end of May, to more than 2,600 by 19th July.
The total Congolese and Burundi refugee population at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp is currently 145,000. Of these, 79,500 are new Burundian refugees who have fled violence in Burundi since April 2015 (UNHCR data report, July 20). All refugees are currently hosted at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, while discussions regarding a new camp location continue between the government and UNHCR.
Kasulu, Tanzania 21 Jul 2015 - The International Rescue committee is braced to help thousands of Burundian refugees expected to cross the border into Tanzania in coming days as they flee violence linked to today’s contested presidential election. Since Friday more than 1,150 Burundians have arrived at the main refugee camp in northern Tanzania.