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19 Oct 2017 description

Vocational training provides refugees in northwest Tanzania a chance to be self-reliant but more needs to be done.

By UNHCR Tanzania | 19 October 2017

MTENDELI, Tanzania - Faustin, 34, longs for the idyllic life he enjoyed back home in Burundi. A successful farmer, he grew fruits and vegetables which he sold to sustain his wife and three children. But at the height of the Burundi crisis in 2015, he was forced to leave everything behind and seek safety across the border in Tanzania with his family.

18 Oct 2017 description

Girls in some ethnic Masaai communities are rejecting female genital mutilation as MCC’s partner offers them education and alternative ways to mark their passage into adulthood.

By Rachel Bergen

Oct. 18, 2017

Ana Laizer is a grade nine student in Longido, Tanzania, and dreams of going to university to become a successful businesswoman.

For many girls Laizer’s age, this dream might never become reality.

16 Oct 2017 description


On 31 August 2017 at the Tripartite Commission Meeting for the Voluntary Repatriation of Burundian Refugees in Tanzania, the Tripartite Commission (United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Burundi, and UNHCR) issued a joint communiqué and agreed to implement a work plan from 7 September to 31 December 2017, which entails the voluntary repatriation plan of Burundian refugees who wish to return to Burundi. The voluntary repatriation operation will take place in phases.

16 Oct 2017 description


The camp was opened on 14th, January 2016, as an emergency response to receive 40,000 Burundian Refugees relocated from Nyarugusu camp to Nduta and Mtendeli. The camp suspended relocation for short time early Feb, 2016 due to land issue and water shortage then resumed on 8th April 2016 to stopped again in May to receive new arrivals.

13 Oct 2017 description


242,459 Burundians who arrived in Tanzania since April 2015

125,546 Burundian population of concern in Nduta Camp

66,588 Burundian population of concern in Nyarugusu Camp

50,279 Burundian population of concern in Mtendeli Camp

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