Tanzania + 2 more

WFP Tanzania Country Brief, September 2016

Situation Report
Originally published



  • On 10 September, Kagera Region in northwestern Tanzania was struck by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake resulting in at least 17 deaths and over 250 injuries.

  • Due to a shortfall in funding, WFP will reduce rations under the refugee operation as early as November. If funds are not received immediately, WFP’s assistance will be disrupted in 2017. WFP has launched a funding appeal to development partners. The funding requirement over the next six months is USD 20.9 million.

Operational Updates

  • Kagera Earthquake: A UN joint assessment team was deployed to determine the scope of damage and provide recommendations for the stakeholders.

  • Standardized Expanded Nutrition Survey: A joint UNHCR-WFP Nutrition Survey is currently underway to determine the nutrition status of the refugee population in Nduta, Nyarugusu and Mtendeli Refugee Camps.