Tanzania has a long history of hosting refugees. Currently, the country hosts 246,780 refugees and asylum-seekers (09 December 2021), mainly from Burundi and DR Congo.
The strict encampment policy limits refugees’ freedom of movement, access to employment and public services - leaving them overwhelmingly dependent on humanitarian assistance.
Chronic underfunding continues to hamper the humanitarian response. More funding is required to address the needs of refugees and asylum-seekers in Tanzania.