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Tanzania Humanitarian Situation Report No. 1 (January-March 2020)

Situation Report
Originally published


Situation in Numbers

  • 136,922 Refugee children in need of humanitarian assistance (UNHCR February 2020)

  • 287,160 Refugees and asylum seekers in need (UNHCR, February 2020)

  • 70 per cent (16,709,471) Target Population in high regions in m in mainland and Zanzibar (MOHCDGEC, March 2020)


• Tanzania 2020 HAC appeal is US$ 8.8 million (refugee response: US$ 3m; COVID-19 response: US$5m*). Without predictable funding support, UNICEF Tanzania will only be able to support 50 per cent of refugee children (about 130,000) with critical services for health, nutrition, WASH, education and child protection and only 20 million people in high risk regions for COVID-19.

• Between January-March 2020, UNICEF provided teaching and learning materials for 69,230 pre- and primary refugee children (girls 34,054 and boys 35,176) living in camps.

• In collaboration with partners, UNICEF ensured that, about 90,000 refugees accessed safe water and appropriate sanitation facilities in all camps.

• UNICEF together with its implementing partners supported admission of 224 refugee children into the SAM treatment programme. The performance of the programme is within SPHERE norms.

• UNICEF supported vaccination of more than 7,000 refugee children 9-18 months against Measles-Rubella disease

• In partnership with Plan International, 6,195 unaccompanied (37 per cent) and separated (63 per cent) children have been supported by UNICEF to access protection care.

• UNICEF has stepped up response and preparedness for COVID-19 through the Technical Committee Meeting led by Ministry of Health and WHO.