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Tanzania: Flash Floods DREF operation n° MDRTZ015 Operations update n° 2

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rains caused flash floods in Morogoro region, located approximately 270 kilometres West of Dar es Salaam, between 22 and 23 January, 2014. The rains which fell upstream in the regions of Tanga, Dodoma and Manyara overwhelmed the river banks downstream, especially Mkundi River, resulting in disastrous flash floods in 3 districts namely Kilosa, Mvomero and Gairo in Morogoro region.

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Tanzania Remote Monitoring Update October 2014

In northeastern lowlands, half or less of normal maize harvest expected

KEY MESSAGES

  • In the northeastern, bimodal lowlands, low maize production has weakened agricultural labor demand. Poor households who supply this labor will have less income for food purchase and will likely be Stressed (IPC Phase 2) starting in December.

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Tanzania brings grassroots approach to malaria campaign

Volunteers educate villagers, schoolchildren on malaria and bed nets

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Ensuring Integrated Water Resource Management in Tanzania Benefits All

The introduction of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the early 1990s by international donors has led to some important new knowledge about availability and uses of water resources in Tanzania. However, more needs to be done to recognise the priorities of the rural majority of small-scale users, and not just those of donors, the environmental lobby and foreign investors in land and water.

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In Tanzania, empowering girls, fighting HIV

By Sandra Bisin

A leadership training programme in Tanzania aims at reducing the vulnerability of out-of-school adolescent girls, who are at high risk for HIV, gender-based violence and unwanted pregnancy.

DAR ES SALAAM, United Republic of Tanzania, 20 October 2014 – Fatuma Djamali was born in 1996 in Ruvuma region, in Tanzania’s southern highlands. Since she was in primary school, her life has been dominated by solitude and fear.

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Tanzania President Meets CARE Maternal Health Team

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CARE

To mark the Nyerere Day national holiday in Tanzania on Oct. 14, President Jakaya Kikwete attended celebrations in Tabora district where CARE Canada is implementing the Tabora Adolescent and Safe Motherhood (TABASAM) project.

Funded by the Government of Canada and Canadian donors, this project aims to improve the maternal and reproductive health of vulnerable women and adolescent girls in this region, which has some of the highest maternal mortality rates in the country.

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La Tanzanie accorde la citoyenneté à 162 000 réfugiés burundais

GENEVE, 17 octobre (HCR) – Le HCR a salué la décision historique de la Tanzanie d'accorder la citoyenneté à 162 156 anciens réfugiés burundais. De toute l'histoire du HCR, c'est le plus important groupe à qui la naturalisation est offerte par un pays de premier asile, en tant que solution durable à des décennies de vie en exil.

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On World Food Day, a Story of Restoring Potato Crops to Tanzania

Family and smallholder farmers play a global role in protecting our environment, eliminating hunger and achieving sustainable development – especially in developing nations. On October 16, World Food Day will highlight this issue, with the theme of “Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth,” which will raise the profile of family and smallholder farmers.

As is often the case, however, small investments can make a big difference.

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Tanzania begins granting citizenship to over 162,000 former Burundian refugees, ending more than 40 years of exile

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

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Tanzania to grant citizenship to 200,000 Burundi refugees

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP | Tuesday 10/14/2014 - 15:05 GMT | 287 words

Tanzania said Tuesday it will grant citizenship to some 200,000 refugees from neighbouring Burundi, a move hailed by the UN refugee agency.

"Those to be granted citizenship are refugees who have stayed in Tanzania since 1972 and have voluntarily opted to stay in the country," Home Affairs Minister Mathias Chikawe told AFP.

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IOM Helps Detained Ethiopian Migrants to Voluntarily Return Home from Tanzania

Tanzania - This week, over 450 Ethiopian migrants held in Tanzanian prisons for immigration offenses will take a step closer to returning home to their families with the help of IOM and the Government of Japan.

The operation, in close cooperation with the Tanzanian Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is part of IOM’s Japanese-funded ‘Voluntary Return Assistance to Migrants in Tanzania’ project.

International Organization for Migration:

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Tanzania Remote Monitoring Update September 2014

Another poor Vuli season anticipated in northeastern lowland areas

KEY MESSAGES

  • In northeastern lowland areas, average to below average September to December Vuli rainfall is forecast. Many farmers are not planting maize this season due to changing weather patterns. On the coast, unseasonable rains in September damaged Masika crops, leaving households unable to plant or do land preparation for Vuli crops.

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Tanzania Price Bulletin September 2014

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.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Vulnerability Assessment Committee Results (MUCHALI) 2014

Key Findings

  • A total of 35 Councils have been identified to be under stress.

  • A total of 213,379 people in 35 Councils are identified to be food and nutrition insecure and their food requirement is estimated to be 5,121 MT.

  • The levels of malnutrition in 6 to < 24 months age group were relatively higher than that of other age groups.

Key Recommendations

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To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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GIEWS Country Brief: United Republic of Tanzania 19-September-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Above-average 2014 “msimu” and “masika” seasons crops gathered

  • Lower yields are reported in central Singida and Dodoma regions due to the unfavourable “msimu” rainy season

  • Favourable pasture conditions in most grazing areas

  • Maize prices continue to decline in major markets following commercialization of recently harvested crops

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Policy Options to Enhance Markets for Nutrient-Dense Foods in Tanzania

Robinson, E., Temu, A., Waized, B., Ndyetabula, D., Humphrey, J. and Henson, S.
IDS Evidence Report 90
Publisher IDS

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Tanzania Price Bulletin August 2014

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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.

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UN expert condemns 'appalling' abuse of Tanzania albinos

08/25/2014 17:01 GMT

GENEVA, August 25, 2014 (AFP) - A UN expert Monday condemned the abuse of young albinos in government care centres in Tanzania, a country where many are killed and their body parts sold as lucky charms.

At least 74 albinos have been murdered in the east African country since 2000.

After a spike in killings in 2009, the government placed youngsters in children's homes in a desperate effort to defend them, Alicia Londono, of the UN human rights office, told reporters.

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