DAR ES SALAAM –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a four-year Country Strategic Plan (CSP) in Tanzania. It is fully-aligned with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which aims to end poverty, reduce inequality, tackle climate change and ensure sustainable agriculture and food security.
Under the CSP, WFP aims to improve market access for 250,000 smallholder farmers while overseeing a multi-sector nutrition programme for 185,000 pregnant and nursing women and children under two, and providing food assistance to over 300,000 refugees.
WFP is experiencing a critical shortfall in funding. Rations have been reduced and a pipeline break in cereals expected in August.
ECHO has contributed Euro 2 million towards the Cash Based Transfer (CBT) initiative.
The number of CBT beneficiaries has been expanded from 10,000 to 30,000 under the CBT.
On 21 June 2017, Nutrition International launched the $CAN 2.8M (4.7B TZS) “Right Start Initiative” in Tanzania to improve the nutritional status of the population over the next five years. The programme aims to reduce anaemia, neonatal mortality, the number of low birth weight newborns and the number of stunted children under five years old.
The five-year project will target Mwanza and Simiyu regions and aims to reach:
Community health workers are key frontline health paraprofessionals who have the potential to enhance the World Health Organization’s Option B+ strategy to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV. By extending the reach of health services into communities facing a shortage of skilled health workers, community health workers may enhance retention in prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services, including HIV care and adherence to antiretroviral therapy.
Total Burundian population of concern
Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)
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Required Funding for Tanzania as part of Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan
Small towns are an essential but often-neglected element of rural landscapes and food systems. They perform a number of essential functions, from market nodes to providers of services and goods and non-farm employment to their own population as well as that of the wider surrounding region. In demographic terms, they represent about half of the world’s urban population, and are projected to absorb much of its growth in the next decades.
KASULU – Le gouvernement français a versé 250 000 euros au Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM) pour que réfugiés en Tanzanie puisse continuer à recevoir de l’aide en espèces. Suite à l’allocation précédente de l’année dernière (750 000 euros), cette contribution confirme l’engagement du gouvernement français en matière de sécurité alimentaire et d’approches inclusives.
KASULU – The Government of France has contributed EUR 250,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) so that refugees in Tanzania can receive further cash assistance. Following a previous allocation of funds (EUR 750,000) last year, this contribution confirms the commitment of the French Government towards food security and inclusive approaches.
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 middle-income 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.
Rations of maize meal will be reduced to 70 percent for July distributions.
On 02 June, the Government of Tanzania launched the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework which aims to implement a more holistic response to the refugee situation, benefitting both refugees and host communities.