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WFP Tanzania Burundian Refugees External Situation Report #30, 2 March 2016

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Highlights

Burundian refugees are currently arriving into Tanzania at a rate of 170 persons per day. Among these new arrivals, women and children make up 78%. The total population of new Burundian refugees in Tanzania stands at over 130,000

In Numbers
195,296 people affected
1 region affected (Kigoma)
195,296 people displaced
195,296 people in need of food assistance

Situation Update

Currently three refugee camps are operational: Nyarugusu, Nduta and Mtendeli. The population at Nduta Refugee Camp is almost 49,000 and Mtendeli has over 5,300 refugees (UNHCR). WFP is providing dry food rations at all three camps. Hot meals are served to new arrivals at transit and reception centres.

WFP Response

Food Assistance

To date, a cumulative total of 17,580 mt of food commodities have been distributed to over 130,000 new Burundian refugees. This includes:

 606 mt served as hot meals to over 130,000 refugees at Reception/Transit Centres;

 16,601 mt of dry rations provided to over 130,000 refugees. Dry rations include maize meal, pulses, oil, salt and Super Cereal;

 37 mt of High Energy Biscuits and dates distributed by UNHCR and IOM as ready to eat food to 56,220 refugees in transit from various Reception/Transit Centres;

 182 mt of Super Cereal Plus provided to 18,354 children between 6-23 months and 6-59 months of age to prevent malnutrition and to treat moderate acute malnutrition, respectively; and

 154 mt of various food commodities provided to 16,006 beneficiaries including pregnant and lactating women, children with moderate acute malnutrition, HIV patients on medication and hospital in-patients.