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12 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • The rate of refugee arrivals per day from both Burundi and DRC remained the same as last reporting period with influxes ranging between 250 and 776 per day. Lack of a fourth camp location continues to overstretch the three established camps.

  • Prevention and rapid response to cholera cases outside the camps has stemmed further spread.

  • Much needed school supplies have arrived and plans to hold national exams in the camps are underway.


05 Jan 2017 description

Girls subjected to female genital mutilation which causes numerous health problems that can be fatal

By Kizito Makoye

DAR ES SALAAM, Jan 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 800 girls were subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) in northern Tanzania last month, a local government official said, despite a police crackdown to stop the practice that affects millions of girls in the east African country.

05 Jan 2017 description

In Numbers

  • 267,769 people affected

  • 3 districts affected

  • 205,964 post Burundian influx

  • 267,769 people in need of food assistance


  • Denmark contributed DKK 6 million to WFP’s refugee operation in response to WFP’s funding appeal.

  • In December 2016, WFP mounted another funding appeal to address upcoming shortfalls in the refugee operation.

Situation Update

04 Jan 2017 description

With almost 70 percent of its inhabitants living in informal settlements, Dar es Salaam is highly vulnerable to flooding

By Kizito Makoye

TANDALE, Tanzania, Jan 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The sight of a drone hovering above the streets of Tandale to map the crowded flood-prone neighbourhood in the north of Dar es Salaam spread excitement among inhabitants tired of dealing with regular inundations.

31 Dec 2016 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.

23 Dec 2016 description


  • WFP was able to distribute full rations of food in the month of November to refugees as a result of contributions received from donors.

  • WFP Tanzania is preparing a new Country Strategic Plan (CSP), for implementation by mid-2017. The CSP will introduce a new strategic approach to programming, aiming to directly translate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2 and 17 into country-level actions and align the WFP portfolio of assistance with national and United Nations plans.

22 Dec 2016 description

In Numbers

  • 253,384 people affected

  • 3 districts affected

  • 191,626 post Burundian influx

  • 253,384 people in need of food assistance


WFP is facing a shortfall in funding as a result of the continuing influx of refugees into Tanzania. Unless new contributions are received, WFP will have to reduce rations by 50% in February 2017, and a full pipeline break is expected in March 2017.

Situation Update

21 Dec 2016 description

Below-average rains and likely refugee pipeline deficits to accentuate food insecurity in 2017


21 Dec 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 November 28 to December 4, 2016. The next report will be issued on December 11, 2016.


15 Dec 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

December 14, 2016, Dar as salaam, Tanzania: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Tanzania is handing over 8 coordination vehicles to the to the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) in Dar-es-Salaam from 0900 at the Ministry of Health headquarter.

14 Dec 2016 description

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) has approved a loan of UA 67.27 million (USD 93.51 million) to the United Republic of Tanzania for on-lending to the Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB). The funding will contribute to supporting Tanzania’s agriculture sector and achieving the country’s development goals.

08 Dec 2016 description

In Numbers

253,384 people affected

3 districts affected

191,626 post Burundian influx

253,384 people in need of food assistance


  • WFP acknowledges the generous contribution from Irish Aid of EUR 500,000 and from Germany of EUR 6.5 million to provide food assistance to refugees in Tanzania.

07 Dec 2016 description

Nditolai Longoni is a traditional birth attendant in northern Tanzania and a member of the Maasai tribe, a semi-nomadic people whose way of life has remained largely unchanged for centuries. To visit a Maasai village, like the one in Manyara region where Longoni lives, is to step back into a fascinating and ancient way of life. The Maasai are cattle herders, and animals are literally the lifeblood of the community. The tribe measures its wealth in cows, goats and sheep, and its diet consists almost exclusively of raw meat, raw milk and fresh animal blood.

02 Dec 2016 description
report APOPO

On Wednesday the 23rd of November, APOPO celebrated the opening of its new HeroRAT TB Detection Facility in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Partners, donors and clinic staff alike attended the celebration with words from The Honourable Ummy Mwalimu (MP) - Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (Represented by Dr Mohamed A. Mohamed – Director of Health Quality Assurance, Ministry of Health).

01 Dec 2016 description

Poor start for Msimu and Vuli seasons likely to exacerbate food insecurity

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