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27 Nov 2015 description

This technical note aims to measure, analyse and interpret price incentives for cashew nuts in the United Republic of Tanzania over the period 2005-2013. The results and recommendations presented in this analysis of price incentives can be used by stakeholders involved in policy-making for the food and agriculture sector. They can also serve as input for evidence-based policy dialogue at the national, regional or international level.

27 Nov 2015 description

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) of Tanzania has notified WHO of additional laboratory-confirmed cases of cholera. Across the country, at least 9,871 cases have been reported, including 150 deaths.

27 Nov 2015 description

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) of Tanzania has notified WHO of additional laboratory-confirmed cases of cholera. Across the country, at least 9,871 cases have been reported, including 150 deaths.

26 Nov 2015 description
report AlertNet

DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Only one in three people in Tanzania has access to piped water despite government efforts to improve water supplies with most of the population still relying on unsafe water that brings the risk of disease, according to a study on Thursday.

Two years after a government initiative to try to ensure better water supplies, a survey by a local governance think-tank, Twaweza, found most Tanzanians - 64 percent - still draw water from unsafe sources such as wells and surface water.

25 Nov 2015 description

Despite some increase in precipitation, several regions experience strengthening dryness in southern Africa.

Heavy rains sustain the risk of flooding throughout parts of Kenya and northern Tanzania.

1) Above-average seasonal rainfall has led to above normal river levels along the Shabelle and Jubba River basins. Although a reduction of precipitation has been observed during the middle of November, additional rains are expected to sustain the risk for flooding in the region.

25 Nov 2015 description


 The total population of new Burundians in Tanzania stands at almost 113,000.

 Nyarugusu Refugee Camp has over 91,000 refugees making it one of the world’s largest refugee camps in the world.

Situation Update

Refugees to arrive into Tanzania on a daily basis, as political instability continues in Burundi.

25 Nov 2015 description
report Start Network
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In March 2015 the President of Burundi controversially stated his intent to run for a third term. The resulting political violence led to people being displaced into neighbouring countries, including an influx of 70,000 people into Tanzania.

The Start Fund was alerted on 21 May and three projects, by Plan International, Oxfam and Help Age International, were funded by 24 May, and began soon after.

25 Nov 2015 description
report Oxfam

Burundi is one of the world’s poorest countries and over a decade of war has left the country in a constant state of instability.

The unstable political situation and election tensions in 2015 led to weeks of violent protests which badly affected the economy and left the most vulnerable people in society in an even worse situation than before. Tens of thousands of Burundians left their homes in fear of the violence and fled to neighboring countries, particularly Tanzania and Rwanda.

23 Nov 2015 description


  • Cumulative number of suspected/confirmed cholera cases for URT is 9,240 with 132 cumulative total deaths as 18th November.

  • 12 regions on mainland reported a total of 81 new suspected Cholera cases on 18th November.
    Kigoma, Singida, Mwanza and Dar es Salaam are reporting more than 10 cases per day

  • Number of cases are gradually decreasing in mainland over the past one week (12 Nov) from 112 seven days average to 94. Dar es salaam carries the highest burden (49.7%) of all cases in the outbreak.

23 Nov 2015 description

Overstretched and underfunded refugee camps put over 110,000 Burundians in Tanzania at risk, as potential influx and heavy rains loom large warn aid agencies

20 Nov 2015 description
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Summary of the 2015/16 Tanzania food security and vulnerability situation based on the results of the 2015 vulnerability assessment.

Crop Production Season Overview 2014/15
Major hazards/shocks in 2014/2015 season

• Rainfall onset: Late onset of seasonal rains (Long rains-Masika).

• Dry spells: Prolonged dry spell in all seasons (Vuli, Masika and Msimu).

19 Nov 2015 description
report Arusha Times

By Arusha Times Correspondent

Kilimanjaro region has stepped up several measures to contain cholera, a water-borne communicable disease which has lately wreaked havoc in various regions, killing at least 100.

The regional commissioner Amos Makala has ordered local authorities to improve sanitation in all public places, including restaurants, markets, guest rooms, family homes and residential neighbourhoods.

18 Nov 2015 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

While Tanzania has a fast growing economy, this is predominantly an urban phenomenon. A vast majority of Tanzanians reside in rural areas and rely on subsistence level farming, which renders them vulnerable to climatic, economic and seasonal shocks. WFP runs a Country Programme in food insecure areas of the country and a Refugee Operation in north western Tanzania.