Tanzania + 1 more

WFP Tanzania Situation Report #54, 1 February 2017

Situation Report
Originally published


In Numbers

286,657 people affected

3 districts affected

224,757 post Burundian influx

286,657 people in need of food assistance


Food for Peace has a confirmed a contribution of US$17.3 million, of which US$ 10 million is cash and US$7.3 million is in kind.

In December, WFP launched a three month Cash Based Transfer pilot funded by CAD 500,000 from Canada. The pilot reaches 10,000 individuals from 2,500 households.

Since September 2016, over 10,000 refugees arrived into Tanzania on a monthly basis. However, in January the number spiked to over 18,000 new refugees.

Situation Update

Within the East African Region, Tanzania hosts the largest population of new Burundian refugees. There are currently almost 287,000 refugees in Tanzania, of which 225,000 are Burundian refugees who have arrived since April 2015. Refugees in Tanzania are hosted at three camps: Nyarugusu, Nduta and Mtendeli. The population at Nduta Refugee Camp is over 103,000. Mtendeli Refugee Camp, with 51,000 refugees has reached capacity (http://data.unhcr.org/burundi).

WFP Response

Food Assistance

WFP is providing dry food rations and Supplementary Feeding at all three camps. Hot meals are served to new arrivals at transit and reception centres. As of 27 January, a cumulative total of 49,516 mt of food commodities have been distributed to new Burundian refugees. This includes:

  • 987 mt served as hot meals to refugees at Reception/Transit Centres.

  • 46,838 mt of dry rations provided to refugees. Dry rations include maize meal, pulses, oil, salt and Super Cereal. Full rations are being provide in February for all commodities in the General Food Distribution except Super Cereal with sugar due to the delay in the arrival of the commodity. The commodity is expected to arrive in April/May.

  • 47 mt of High Energy Biscuits and dates distributed by Tanzania Water and Environmental Sanitation (TWESA) and Relief to Development Society (REDESO) as ready to eat food to 95,549 refugees in transit from various Reception/Transit Centres.

  • 814 mt of Super Cereal Plus provided to 46,411 children between 6-23 months and 6-59 months of age to prevent stunting and micro nutrient deficiencies, respectively; and

  • 829 mt of various food commodities provided to 57,777 beneficiaries including pregnant and lactating women, children with moderate acute malnutrition, HIV patients on medication and hospital in-patients.