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Tanzania Acts to Protect Trafficked Children

Tanzania - To facilitate an effective response to protecting, assisting and referring victims of trafficking, especially children, IOM Tanzania, in collaboration with Tanzania’s Anti-Trafficking Secretariat, is this week convening a stakeholders meeting to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs.)

The 3-day event, which began yesterday, is taking place today at the Stella Maris Hotel in Bagamoyo and attendees include Secretary of the Anti-Trafficking Committee from the Ministry of Home Affairs Seperatus Fella.

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Fistula survivors treated through M-Pesa mobile banking scheme in Tanzania

NEW YORK, United States – Mama Hadija, now in her 60s, had grown accustomed to living in shame. Over 25 years ago, in the rural town of Morogoro, Tanzania, Ms. Hadija experienced a prolonged, obstructed labour. The ordeal caused her to develop an obstetric fistula, a form of internal damage that results in incontinence, stigma and isolation.

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As floods threaten, Tanzania aims to build a megacity that works

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AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:15 GMT
Author: Kizito Makoye

DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tanzania’s largest commercial city - one of the fastest-growing in Africa - has redrawn its master plan to try to become a megacity prepared for climate change, and not a city of worsening urban sprawl and flooding.

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Japan Supports Refugees In Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM – The Japanese government has contributed US$1.4 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide food assistance to some 70,000 refugees in north-western Tanzania.

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Emirates Red Crescent drilling 20 wells in Tanzania

The Emirates Red Crescent has started work on drilling 20 wells in Tanzania to help more than 40,000 people in 27 villages gain access to potable water.

The project in the region of Loliondo is being carried out in coordination with the U.A.E. Embassy in Dar es Salaam and the Tanzanian authorities.

"We have received an immense response to the U.A.E. Water Aid appeal from all sectors of society, locally, regionally and internationally,” said Dr Mohammed Al Falahi, the secretary general of the U.A.E. Red Crescent.

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Tanzania Price Bulletin - June 2014

Maize is the main staple crop in Tanzania. Rise 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.

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Tanzania Report Monitoring Report June 2014

Total crops harvested in 2014 will likely be similar to 2013

Key Messages

  • Ongoing harvests in unimodal areas and the green harvest in bimodal areas have improved food availability and decreased household demand from markets. Staple food prices have stabilized, and they will likely decrease over the coming months due to the increased supplies.

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Tanzania Brings Maternal Care to Rural Women’s Doorsteps

Health workers deliver lifesaving services to expectant mothers

June 2014—Over 8,500 women die each year in Tanzania from pregnancy-related complications such as severe hemorrhage, sepsis, obstructed labor, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and complications from unsafe abortions. Almost all of these ailments are preventable and present little danger if pregnant women get access to skilled health care providers. Early identification of symptoms is critical to successful treatment and the avoidance of fatal consequences.

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Swahili for love

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Convoy of Hope

As we pull into the Ilkiding’a village in Tanzania, children smile and wave as we pass by. It had rained the day before, but the sun was out now leaving the air feeling fresh and everything greener than ever.

We pull into a gated area that holds a beautiful church and some additional buildings. We are surrounded by beautiful trees, plants and crops that have been planted and carefully landscaped. The air is so clean and fresh, I can’t help but take a deep breath just to soak it all in.

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World Bank Board Approves Additional Funds for a Joint Program to Improve Water Access for 1.5 Million Tanzanians

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World Bank

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 – The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved support to Tanzania to help expand access to safe water and sanitation services for the poor in rural and urban communities, and to improve the management of the country’s natural water resources.

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GIEWS Country Brief: United Republic of Tanzania 13-June-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable general outlook for 2014 “msimu” and “masika” seasons crops

  • Lower yields are expected in some northwestern areas due to erratic rains since mid-April

  • Recent flooding in coastal areas likely to affect grain quality

  • Maize prices declined in major markets following the start of 2014 “mismu” season harvest

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One killed, several wounded in Zanzibar bombing: police

06/13/2014 22:07 GMT

ZANZIBAR, June 13, 2014 (AFP) - One person was killed and several others were wounded in a bomb attack near a mosque on Tanzania's Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar on Friday, police said.

"We are investigating to find out the type of explosive, the criminals and motive. We ask people to help provide information. We ask people not to panic, as the security forces are on full alert," a police official told AFP.

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East Africa Seasonal Monitor - June 9, 2014

Erratic and below-average rainfall performance during the March to May season

Key Messages

  • March to May rains have been erratic and well below-average in East Africa, particularly in parts of Kenya, Tanzania, eastern Ethiopia and central and northern Somalia.

  • Conversely, the main rainy season began early in much of South Sudan with above-average rainfall in April and May. Torrential rains in the Tanzanian Coastal Strip caused some flooding and resulted in property damage in the area.

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Refugees to call Tanzania home

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EastAfrican

By ERIC KABENDERA The EastAfrican

Posted Saturday, June 7 2014 at 15:26

IN SUMMARY

  • The ministry has also granted citizenship to 162,256 Burundians who migrated to Tanzania in 1972, ending a decade long confusion over their status.

  • The Bantu-Somalis are ethnically from the Wazigua tribe from northeast Tanzania. Centuries after their ancestors left Tanzania, they retraced the route they took as slaves.

  • The refugees who rejected citizenship will remain at a refugee camp and maintain their refugee status.

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Chololo Ecovillage: A model of Good Practice in Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation (2011-2014)

This publication provides an accessible guide to the lessons learned by the Chololo Ecovillage project, making a valuable and timely contribution to the growing body of knowledge and experience on climate change adaptation in Tanzania.

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Rapid Response Fund Payment Request No.08/2014 - Humanitarian support to Flood Survivors in Kyela, Tanzania

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ACT Alliance

Funds Sent To: The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT)

Amount Sent: USD 35’000

Date: 4 June 2014

Details of Response

Emergency: Humanitarian support to Flood Survivors in Kyela, Tanzania Date of Emergency: 14th April 2014 to date

ACT Requesting Member(s): The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) (Tanzania Forum)

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DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY

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Tanzania Remote Monitoring Report - May 2014

Key Messages

With access to food from markets and from recent harvests, Minimal (IPC Phase 1) is expected from June to September in most areas. However, localized pockets of food insecurity are likely in Dodoma, Mwanza, and Mara Regions following below normal March to May rainfall in these areas which will likely reduce the size of the Masika harvest.

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Dengue outbreak in the United Republic of Tanzania (Situation as of 30 May 2014)

This is an update on the confirmed dengue fever outbreak notified to the World Health Organization by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW) on 4 February 2014. As at 30 May 2014, the dengue fever outbreak has spread to seven (7) regions on the mainland and two (2) regions in Zanzibar. The geographical distribution of cases and deaths is as follows: mainland (1,017 confirmed cases out of a total of 2121 suspected cases including 4 deaths) and Zanzibar (1 confirmed case out of 8 suspected cases, and no deaths).

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Agriculture Fast Track Fund awards two new grants with positive impact on local economy in Tanzania

The Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) has awarded two grants worth almost US$650,000 to high value agriculture infrastructure projects in Tanzania. Tanga Fresh UHT Milk Factory and Kijani Agro Integrated Horticulture projects have been selected for their strong impact on local communities in Tanzania. They will be receiving funding to finance their market analyses, produce site surveys and other costs.