Tanzania + 1 more

WFP Tanzania Situation Report #55, 15 February 2017

Situation Report
Originally published


In Numbers

290,216 people affected

3 districts affected

228,316 post Burundian influx

290,216 people in need of food assistance


The Cash Based Transfer pilot continues to be implemented at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp.

In January the number of new arrivals spiked to 18,000 compared to a monthly average of 10,000 since September 2016.

Situation Update

Within the East African Region, Tanzania hosts the largest population of new Burundian refugees. There are currently over 290,000 refugees in Tanzania, of which 228,000 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 106,000. Mtendeli Refugee Camp, with 51,000 refugees has reached capacity (05 February, 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 10 February, a cumulative total of 50,739 mt of food commodities have been distributed to new Burundian refugees. This includes:

  • 1021 mt served as hot meals to refugees at Reception/Transit Centres.

  • 47,941 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.

  • 48 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.

  • 859 mt of Super Cereal Plus provided to 47,608 children between 6-23 months and 6-59 months of age to prevent stunting and micro nutrient deficiencies, respectively; and

  • 870 mt of various food commodities provided to 60,035 beneficiaries including pregnant and lactating women, children with moderate acute malnutrition, HIV patients on medication and hospital in-patients.