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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.

21 Feb 2017 description

In Numbers

290,216 people affected

3 districts affected

228,316 post Burundian influx

290,216 people in need of food assistance


The Cash Based Transfer pilot continues to be implemented at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp.

In January the number of new arrivals spiked to 18,000 compared to a monthly average of 10,000 since September 2016.

Situation Update

18 Feb 2017 description

More than 290,000 people live in refugee camps in Tanzania's northwestern Kigoma District. The vast majority came from neighboring Burundi. More people cross the border every day—according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees nearly 19,000 Burundians arrived in January 2017.

16 Feb 2017 description

DAR ES SALAAM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of €9.5 million from the European Union (EU) in support of a €24.5 million Food Security and Nutrition Project in central Tanzania.

The project is designed to improve food and nutrition security for 40,000 people while contributing to the reduction of malnutrition in the targeted districts of Bahi and Chamwino in Dodoma region and Ikungi and Singida Rural in Singida region.

14 Feb 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

14 Feb 2017 description

United Republic of Tanzania - The Government of Tanzania through the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration Department, in close collaboration with IOM, has launched a biometric registration system for irregular migrants in the country’s Tanga region.

14 Feb 2017 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 50,000.

09 Feb 2017 description

Berlin/Arusha, February 8, 2017 – Over the next few weeks, D-tree International, a US based nonprofit, will deliver a second batch of solar phone chargers from the German solar company Little Sun to community health workers (CHWs) in rural Tanzania. The additional chargers will be distributed in Zanzibar and will supplement devices already being used by health workers since June of 2016.

08 Feb 2017 description
report UN News Service

7 février 2017 – Alors que des centaines de réfugiés burundais arrivent chaque semaine dans les pays voisins, le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) a appelé mardi les gouvernements hôtes à fournir plus de terres pour pouvoir les accueillir.

Le nombre de personnes fuyant le Burundi a augmenté au cours des premières semaines de l'année 2017, mettant sous pression les pays d'accueil, en particulier la Tanzanie, le Rwanda et la République démocratique du Congo.

08 Feb 2017 description
report Voice of America

By Lisa Schlein

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — The U.N. refugee agency warns conditions in camps for Burundian refugees in countries of asylum are deteriorating and more land is urgently needed to accommodate the growing number of new refugee arrivals.

Tanzania, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo are hosting more than 386,000 Burundian refugees. The U.N. refugee agency expects that number to exceed 1.5 million this year as refugees continue to flee political instability and abuse in Burundi.

07 Feb 2017 description

In Numbers

286,657 people affected

3 districts affected

224,757 post Burundian influx

286,657 people in need of food assistance


Food for Peace has a confirmed a contribution of US$17.3 million, of which US$ 10 million is cash and US$7.3 million is in kind.

In December, WFP launched a three month Cash Based Transfer pilot funded by CAD 500,000 from Canada. The pilot reaches 10,000 individuals from 2,500 households.

07 Feb 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

As hundreds of Burundian refugees continue to flow into neighbouring countries every week, UNHCR is calling on host governments to urgently provide more land to ensure shelter and avert a drastic deterioration in conditions.

06 Feb 2017 description

Nestory knew he had to leave. Burundi was becoming too volatile. Many of his neighbors had already fled to refugee camps in Tanzania. ''I ran into the night without saying goodbye to my wife and kids,'' Nestory later explained. ''None of us were certain that we will ever see each other again. All we could do is hope.''

03 Feb 2017 description


  • Denmark made a generous contribution of DKK 6 million which has enabled WFP to maintain food distributions and nutrition programmes for refugees in Tanzania.

  • Since September 2016, over 10,000 refugees have fled into Tanzania each month. As a result of the continuing increase, WFP is facing a shortfall in funding and potential ration reductions. In response, WFP issued a second funding appeal in December to help maintain food assistance to refugees in Tanzania.

WFP Assistance

03 Feb 2017 description

In 2016, American farmers from California to South Dakota to New England suffered the consequences of drought and reduced agricultural production. But it’s not just in the United States that farmers are facing increasing weather volatility – in Tanzania and many other parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, increasing temperatures, erratic rainfall, and reduced soil fertility are just a few of the forces threatening food production and livelihoods.

02 Feb 2017 description
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Assessment findings - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 02 Feb 2017.
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Constraints and needs - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 02 Feb 2017.
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Proposed interventions - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 02 Feb 2017.

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.

01 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.