Nduta refugee camp is located in Kibondo district, Kigoma Region, Tanzania, accommodating 93,743 refugees; most of them are Burundians as of November 30th 2018. Good Neighbors International (GNI), with its strategic objective of providing equal opportunities and building self-reliance to Burundian refugees and host community, launched a vocational training project in the Buffer Zone near Nduta camp.
Continuous ethnic and political conflicts in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have caused massive displacement of populations within the region. Nearly 814,975 refugees and asylum seekers from DRC fled to the neighboring countries including Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda. Uganda has hosted the enormous number of refugees and asylum seekers of DRC as of 31 December 2018.
We, the 61 undersigned National and International Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), members of Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief and Development (ACBAR), condemn in the strongest terms the atrocious attack on NGO offices in Jalalabad (Nangarhar) on Wednesday 24 January. It has been reported that there is a loss of at least 7 lives, more than 31 people injured, including five children. We would like to pass our condolences to the families of the victims of this atrocious attack.
Nyarugusu refugee camp is located in Kigoma, Tanzania, accommodating 150,204 refugees, most of them are Congolese, as of January 6th 2016. Due to protracted encampment, refugees in Nyarugusu camp heavily rely on humanitarian assistance and their economic self-reliance is highly instable. The government of Tanzania therefore eased its encampment strategy for refugees and the host community to trade food and commodities in the buffer zone, considering prolonged encampment and increased influx to the host community.