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19 Oct 2018 description

By Aneth George and Caleb Wafula

There are an estimated 68.5 million refugees in the world today. From Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania to Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, the number of refugees and asylum seekers continues soaring each passing year.

11 Oct 2018 description

Situation

  • Refugees and other vulnerable communities in Tanzania face persistent food insecurity, despite rapid economic growth and domestic agricultural production that meets national food requirements, according to the UN World Food Program (WFP).

09 Oct 2018 description

KEY BURUNDIAN FIGURES AS OF 31 AUG 2018

250,590
Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers living in Tanzania
101,006
Burundian population of concern in Nduta Camp
68,656
Burundian population of concern in Nyarugusu Camp pre and post influx
38,694
Burundian population of concern in Mtendeli Camp

Operational Highlights

03 Oct 2018 description

Major Achievements in the Past Week

  • Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr. Ummy Mwalimu, the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Bakari, and WHO Representative, Dr Adiele Onyeze led stakeholders in Ebola Awareness Walk

  • Official launch of the Tanzania Ebola Contingency Plan by Honorably Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children, Dr. Ummy Mwalimu

  • Development/Review of Standard Operating Procedures and Contingency Plan for Points of Entry

29 Sep 2018 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.

25 Sep 2018 description

At a Tripartite Commission meeting in August 2017, the governments of Tanzania, Burundi, and UNHCR agreed to assist refugees who wish to voluntarily repatriate from Tanzania to Burundi. The August 2017 meeting and a subsequent meeting in March 2018 reaffirmed the commitment of both governments and UNHCR to uphold the principle of voluntariness, and noted that while some refugees may opt to return, others will continue to be in need of international protection.

24 Sep 2018 description
report The Global Fund

Mwadawa Iddi was suffering from a painful disease, but she did not know what it was. She was 82 and living alone in her small village, which restricted her movement and the ability to seek treatment. She was on the verge of losing hope when Rashid Gora, a community health worker, found her.

21 Sep 2018 description

The United Republic of Tanzania has launched the second phase of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Adaption Programme in Africa project with the aim of increasing resilience of people most vulnerable to the impacts of weather and climate-related hazards.

The multi-agency project, funded by the government of Norway, prioritizes the climate sensitive sectors of disaster risk reduction, food security and health. It focuses on the provision of high-quality and reliable climate services, including downscaled, localized forecasts.

20 Sep 2018 description

SITUATION

• Refugees and other vulnerable communities in Tanzania face persistent food insecurity, despite rapid economic growth and domestic agricultural production that meets national food requirements, according to the UN World Food Program (WFP).

18 Sep 2018 description

Kigoma – Due to the recent resurgence of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), one of the six countries bordering the United Republic of Tanzania, the Government has increased its efforts to prevent EVD cases entering Tanzania by strengthening disease surveillance measures at both airport and land entry points in the country.

12 Sep 2018 description

BACKGROUND

Nduta refugee camp opened on 4 October 2015, as an emergency measure to relocate 40,000 Burundian refugees from Nyarugusu refugee camp (decongestion). New arriving Burundian refugees were hosted in Mtendeli refugee camp once Nduta reached its initial maximum capacity of 50,000 persons (January 2016). Since Mtendeli refugee camp reached its capacity of 50,000 on 3rd October 2016, the government agreed to reopen Nduta refugee camp again to host all newly arriving Burundians.
The voluntary repatriation of Burundian refugees began in September 2017

10 Sep 2018 description

By Wesley Langat

Cheap solutions to food losses are having a big impact on hunger, researchers say

KONDOA, Tanzania, Sept 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Improved storage techniques have shown they can cut the loss of harvested maize by 10 percent in Tanzania, and help one-third fewer households go hungry in the lean season, Swiss researchers said.

07 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 24,897 cholera / AWD cases and 354 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.4%) have been reported in 10 out of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 23.8% of the total case load reported this year.

06 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNICEF supported the vaccination of over 5,500 under-5 refugee children (966 Congolese; 4,576 Burundians) against polio and measles.

  • Between July and August 2018, 7,541 unaccompanied and separated children have received child protection assistance from Plan International and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) through UNICEF support.

06 Sep 2018 description

388,400 Total refugees from Burundi in four main hosting countries (United Republic of Tanzania,
Rwanda, the DRC, and Uganda), as of 31 July 2018.

5,803 Burundian refugees assisted to return from the United Republic of Tanzania in July 2018, totalling 27,184 assisted to return to date in 2018.

182 Burundian refugee arrivals /registrations recorded in July 2018. As of 31 July, 6,104 Burundian refugees have arrived in the region in 2018.

Highlights and Operational Context

05 Sep 2018 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.