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24 Jun 2016 description

Significant improvements in food security, likely to reverse in the northeast during the lean season

KEY MESSAGES

  • Marked improvements in household food security in broad areas of Tanzania due to above-average food production has resulted in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity. However, food security is likely to deteriorate early in northeastern bimodal areas in Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Manyara, and Tanga regions as the July Masika harvest is expected to be below average due to 20 to 50 percent lower rainfall between March to May.

24 Jun 2016 description

The current Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry points in Kigoma region. The population was relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host the new population, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015. Nduta's capacity has been put at 60,000.

23 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP Country Director, Richard Ragan, held a live Twitter chat with the public on WFP’s role in assisting to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 (End Hunger).

Operational Updates

22 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Over 140,000 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 205,000.

  • Current number of new arrivals entering into Tanzania averages less than 100 persons per day.

In Numbers

205,448 people affected

1 region affected (Kigoma)

205,448 people displaced

22 Jun 2016 description

Tanzania - For 14 months – since April 2015 – political instability in Burundi has led to tens of thousands of Burundians, and other Third Country Nationals (TCNs) residing there, to flee the country and seek refuge in neighboring countries.

Over 140,000 asylum seekers and refugees have sought haven in Tanzania since the start of this crisis. These individuals have been provided with safe and dignified transportation and relocation assistance by IOM Tanzania as the lead agency of the transportation sector within the United Nations Country Management Team.

21 Jun 2016 description

This weekly report is produced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as part of the United Nations Country Management Team (UNCMT) response to the influx of Burundian and Congolese refugees from Burundi. The report covers the period from June 13 to 19, 2016. The next report will be issued on June 27, 2016.

Highlights

20 Jun 2016 description

In April 2015, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would seek a third term in office. Protests erupted in the capital Bujumbura, ignited by those who questioned the legality of the move.

20 Jun 2016 description

By Niki Clark, American Red Cross

Dr George Lukindo, 33, is always smiling. It seems a bit out of place here, in the middle of a refugee camp, but as the lead doctor of the Tanzania Red Cross Society Mtendeli Hospital, he says he has good reason. Since the hospital opened in January 2016, even with a massive influx of patients, there has not been a single loss of life. It is something Dr George is extremely proud of considering the personal mantra he often repeats to anyone within earshot, “Our primary goal is to save lives.”

17 Jun 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

As of 9 June 2016

143,035
Total Burundian population of concern
140,204
Total Burundian population post influx
64,626
Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)
55,214
Total population in Nduta Camp
20,293
Total population in Mtendeli CampTotal population in Lumasi Transit Site

HIGHLIGHTS

Geophysical Survey in Karago Camp

15 Jun 2016 description

This weekly report is produced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as part of the UNCMT response to the influx of Burundian and Congolese refugees from Burundi. The report covers the period from June 06 to 12, 2016. The next report will be issued on June 20, 2016.

Highlights

  • 593 (307 males and 286 females) new arrivals were transported from Kasulu, Kibondo and Ngara districts. Among them, there were 74 Congolese who were transported to Nyarugusu camp, in Kasulu district during the reporting period.

13 Jun 2016 description

The current Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry points in Kigoma region. The population was relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host the new population, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015. Nduta's capacity has been put at 60,000.

07 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

Over 140,000 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 205,000.

In Numbers

205,045 people affected

1 region affected (Kigoma)

205,045 people displaced

205,045 people in need of food assistance

Situation Update

07 Jun 2016 description

The current Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry points in Kigoma region. The population was relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host the new population, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015. Nduta's capacity has been put at 60,000.

06 Jun 2016 description

KEY FIGURES
As of 26 May, 2016

142,181
Total Burundian population of concern

139,350
Total Burundian population post influx

65,427
Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)

55,100
Total population in Nduta Camp

18,717
Total population in Mtendeli Camp

106
Total population in Lumasi Transit Site

HIGHLIGHTS

05 Jun 2016 description

This weekly report is produced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as part of the United Nations Country Management Team (UNCMT) response to the influx of Burundian and Congolese refugees from Burundi. The report covers the period from May 30 to June 05, 2016. The next report will be issued on June 13, 2016.

Highlights

02 Jun 2016 description

The current Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry points in Kigoma region. The population was relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host the new population, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015. Nduta's capacity has been put at 60,000.

01 Jun 2016 description

This weekly report is produced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as part of the UNCMT response to the influx of Burundian and Congolese refugees from Burundi. The report covers the period from 23 to 29 May 2016. The next report will be issued on 06 June 2016.

Highlights

  • 497 new arrivals (277 males and 220 females) were transported from Buhigwe, Kasulu, and Kibondo districts during the reported period including 82 Congolese who were transported to Nyarugusu camp.

01 Jun 2016 description

Maize is the main staple crop in Tanzania. Rice and beans are also very important, the latter constituting the main source of protein for most low- and middleincome households. Dar es Salaam is the main consumer market in the country. Arusha is another important market and is linked with Kenya in the north. Dodoma represents the central region of the country, a semi-arid, deficit area. Mtwara sits in a south coastal deficit area while Songea and Mbeya represent the southern highlands. Tanga is also a coastal town in the north, with trade connections with Kenya.