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26 Mar 2017 description

By Ellen Wulfhorst

NEW YORK, March 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Four Tanzanian children with albinism, who lost limbs in brutal superstition-driven attacks, arrived in the United States on Saturday for medical treatment and respite from a homeland where they are persecuted and feared.

Weary from travel, the four stepped off a jet at John F. Kennedy International Airport, where Elissa Montanti, founder of the Global Medical Relief Fund (GMRF), was waiting for them.

23 Mar 2017 description

Limited purchasing power for poor households in the northeast through May

Key Messages

20 Mar 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

An earthquake of 5.9 magnitude hit north-west Tanzania, Kagera region, on September 10 2016 at about 15:27 hours local East African time (12:27 GMT). The epicentre of the earthquake was reported to be about 44 km from Bukoba town, which is located on the shores of Lake Victoria, near the border with Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda. It was reported that the earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km and was categorized as being shallow. Shallow earthquakes are viewed to have a greater impact.

13 Mar 2017 description


The Cash Based Transfer (CBT) pilot continues to be implemented at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp reaching 10,000 refugees.

In February 14,000 new refugees arrived into Tanzania compared to 18,000 in January 2017.

In Numbers

301,356 people affected
3 districts affected
230,420 Burundian influx since April 2015
301,356 people in need of food assistance

Situation Update

06 Mar 2017 description

Total Burundian population of concern

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

Total population in Nduta Camp

Total population in Mtendeli Camp

217,250,427 USD
Required Funding for Tanzania as part of Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan 2017


06 Mar 2017 description


Total Burundian population of concern

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

Total population in Nduta Camp

Total population in Mtendeli Camp


USD Required Funding for Tanzania as part of Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan 2017


03 Mar 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, March 2 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has inaugurated 16 water wells in a number of schools in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in cooperation with the Kuwaiti-based Mabanee Company.

The inauguration ceremony was held Thursday in presence of Kuwaiti Ambassador Jasem Al-Najem, Anwar Al-Hasawi, KRCS's Deputy Chairman, and Shuaa Al-Qati, Executive Director of Communication in Mabanee, KRCS said in a statement.

02 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Tanzania is host to largest number of Burundian refugees in the region. 298,439 refugees from Burundi and the DRC are sheltered in three refugee camps in northern Tanzania.

  • The current influx of refugees into Tanzania from Burundi averages between 600 and 700 people per day.

  • Children are bearing the brunt of the crisis, as 57 per cent of the Burundian and DRC refugee population is under the age of 18 and 22 per cent are under five.

01 Mar 2017 description

112.5 M required for 2017 including special situations

228,762 contributions received, representing less than 1% of requirements

112.3 M overall funding gap for United Republic of Tanzania

All figures are displayed in USD

01 Mar 2017 description

Pressure is mounting in Tanzanian refugee camps as the flow of refugees from Burundi continues on a large scale. January saw the largest rate of new arrivals in a single month since May 2015, with nearly 19,000 people crossing the border into Tanzania, according to the UNHCR.

01 Mar 2017 description

Food insecurity expected to accentuate significantly following poor season in the northeast

28 Feb 2017 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.

26 Feb 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Key Facts

This analysis suggests that:

  • The average annual direct losses from earthquakes, floods, and tropical cyclones are over $2.2 million.

  • The 100-year return period loss from all perils is nearly $14 million, or over 1% of Zanzibar's 2013 GDP.

  • The 250-year return period loss from all perils is $18 million.

24 Feb 2017 description


  • WFP received generous contributions from Food for Peace of USD 17.3 million and from Italy of Euro 200,000 for food assistance to refugees in Tanzania.

  • In December 2016, WFP launched a three month Cash Based Transfer initiative funded by a CAD 500,000 contribution from Canada. The initiative reaches 10,000 individuals from 2,500 households at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp.

Operational Updates

22 Feb 2017 description

Rupa Narra, MD1,2*; Justin M. Maeda, MD3*; Herilinda Temba, MD3; Janneth Mghamba, MD3; Ali Nyanga, MD3; Ashley L. Greiner, MD1,4; Muhammad Bakari, PhD3; Karlyn D. Beer, PhD1,2; Sae-Rom Chae, MD1,2; Kathryn G. Curran, PhD1,2; Rachel B. Eidex, PhD5; James J. Gibson, MD5; Thomas Handzel, PhD4; Stephen J. Kiberiti3; Rogath S. Kishimba, MD6; Haji Lukupulo6; Theophil Malibiche3; Khalid Massa, PhD3; Amani E. Massay6; Lindsey S. McCrickard, DVM1,2; Geofrey J. Mchau3; Vida Mmbaga, MD3; Ahmed A. Mohamed, PhD6; Elibariki R. Mwakapeje3; Emmanuel Nestory6; Anna E.