Understanding how crises affect women and men, girls and boys of different ages and disparities is critical to effective humanitarian preparedness and response. Women, girls, boys and men have distinct needs, priorities, responsibilities, limitations and protection needs. They are exposed to differential risks and vulnerabilities but also play unique and important roles in preparedness and in responding to emergencies, conflicts and building peace within their respective communities. Gender equality in humanitarian action is about better targeting and programming and therefore about effectiveness of humanitarian action reaching all segments of the affected population.
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The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s global efforts to end extreme poverty, deliver the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and tackle a wide range of global development challenges. The UK’s focus and international leadership on economic development is a vital part of Global Britain - harnessing the potential of new trade relationships, creating jobs and channelling investment to the world’s poorest countries. Throughout history, sustained, job-creating growth has played the greatest role in lifting huge numbers of people out of grinding poverty.
242,266 Total Burundian population of concern
65,314 Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)
125,109 Total population in Nduta Camp
51,799 Total population in Mtendeli Camp
217,250,427 USD Required Funding for Tanzania as part of Burundi Regional Refugee
Keep pace with the construction of transitional shelters and school classrooms across all camps.
The UNDP Tanzania’s Environmental Sustainability, Climate Change and Resilience pillar recently held a proposal writing workshop with the aim of capacitating NGOs to integrate gender and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the climate change and energy projects.
Kurio village, like a growing number of villages in rural Tanzania in recent times, is seeing changes in the demographics and livelihoods of its people. Climate change-induced water shortages is making agricultural production more and more unreliable, leading to food and livelihood insecurity. This makes the profession undesirable and, due to smaller yields, is leading to its people, particularly young men, migrating to urban centres in the hope for employment.
Women form a large proportion of agricultural labor force in sub-saharan Africa and thus play a vital role in ensuring family nutrition and food security. A new study measuring the economic costs of the gender gap in agricultural productivity in three African countries — Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda — provides further evidence that reducing the gender gap translates into significant poverty reduction and improved nutritional outcomes.
Kasulu, Tanzania 21 Jul 2015 - The International Rescue committee is braced to help thousands of Burundian refugees expected to cross the border into Tanzania in coming days as they flee violence linked to today’s contested presidential election. Since Friday more than 1,150 Burundians have arrived at the main refugee camp in northern Tanzania.
4 June 2015: Plan International is continuing its support for thousands of refugees who have flooded into Rwanda and Tanzania amid continuing unrest in neighbouring Burundi.
Some 28,868 people have already arrived at 3 refugee reception centres and one newly established camp in Rwanda due to violence surrounding the presidential election campaign in Burundi.
by Anjala Kanesathasan, Krista Jacobs, Margo Young, Adithi Shetty
Over the past decade there has been growing recognition of the contribution that women make to agricultural production around the world. Despite this attention, many agricultural programs struggle to capture the difference—or the ‘gender effect’—that gender integration makes on key outputs and outcomes.
Programs designed to enhance smallholder productivity must go beyond a focus on technical agricultural issues to address the underlying gender-related norms, priorities and constraints that may prevent women farmers from reaching their full potential. This technical brief highlights promising approaches in reaching women based on the experiences of two projects working with farmers in Mbeya, Tanzania: TechnoServe's Coffee Initiative and Faida Mali's Soil Health Project.
Jennifer McCleary-Sills, Sophie Namy, Joyce Nyoni, Datius Rweyemamu, Adrophina Salvatory, Ester Steven
The dual global epidemics of HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence (GBV) exert a destructive and disproportionate impact on women and girls, especially in high HIV-prevalence countries in Africa. Yet despite bipartisan political consensus on the intersection between HIV and GBV, efforts to address this area have not attracted the attention or resources necessary to drive the program innovation that could demonstrate progress. However, new momentum is now being brought to this agenda with the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief’s (PEPFAR) GBV initiative.
The UK Government is determined to help reduce the inequalities of opportunity we see around the world today. We believe that promoting global prosperity is both a moral duty and in the UK‟s national interest. Aid is only ever a means to an end, never an end in itself. It is wealth creation and sustainable growth that will help people to lift themselves out of poverty.
12 Mar 2012
This book aims at providing a better understanding of how food security indicators can be used for policy-making and planning. It also looks at ways in which statistics can be used to improve the reliability of food security information at both national and sub-national levels.
It thus presents eight countries’ experiences in deriving food security information at national and sub-national levels from National Household Surveys (NHS).
Part one summarizes lessons learned in improving food security statistics for decision-making.
Appeal Target: US$ 312,919
Balance Requested: US$ 74,853
Geneva, 7 February 2011
Appeal Target: US$ 312,919 Balance Requested: US$ 312,919
Geneva, 20 December 2011
Posted by Isla Gilmore
On World Food Day in October, Concern Worldwide took part in a major event in Tanzania to award a single woman for being a “female food hero.”
The initiative, started by Oxfam as part of its GROW campaign, honours outstanding women food producers. It was designed to empower, inspire, and support women farmers and pastoralists by recognising their contributions to society.
Women in Tanzania
Felista Thomas, 57, lives in Shirimgungani, close to the famous Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania. She is the head of her household and owns 1.25 hectares of land. This year she is leasing an additional hectare of land – all because of P4P.
“P4P came out of nowhere. I went to a P4P training which really helped me and I was very excited about joining the initiative,” says Felista. Last season, P4P contracted 50 tons of maize from her local Savings and Credit Cooperative (SACCO).