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14 Dec 2018 description
report UNAIDS

Ireland has pledged €400 000 to UNAIDS for a project to provide HIV services for the most vulnerable populations in the United Republic of Tanzania, with the first tranche, €200 000, already received.

“The United Republic of Tanzania is one of the key countries of focus for our international development assistance. I am looking forward to collaborating closely with UNAIDS to improve the plight of the populations that are in the most dire need of timely HIV services in this country,” said the Irish Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania, Paul Sherlock.

07 Dec 2018 description

KEY BURUNDIAN FIGURES AS OF 31 OCTOBER 2018

245,964 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers living in Tanzania

96,602 Burundian population of concern in Nduta Camp

69,389 Burundian population of concern in Nyarugusu Camp pre and post influx

37,488 Burundian population of concern in Mtendeli Camp

Operational Highlights

05 Dec 2018 description

At a Tripartite Commission meeting in August 2017, the governments of Tanzania, Burundi, and UNHCR agreed to assist refugees who wish to voluntarily repatriate from Tanzania to Burundi. The August 2017 meeting and a subsequent meeting in March 2018 rearmed the commitment of both governments and UNHCR to uphold the principle of voluntariness, and noted that while some refugees may opt to return, others will continue to be in need of international protection.

03 Dec 2018 description

8 - 10 October 2018, Mwanza: In this three-days intensive Case Management and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) training, organised jointly by the Ministry of Health Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), 35 healthcare workers from the three highest risk regions, Kigoma, Kagera and Mwanza, were assembled at the Bugando Medical Centre in Mwanza. Participants included clinicians, nurses, health officers, and ambulance attendants.

01 Dec 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

30 Nov 2018 description

Moshi — IOM, the UN Migration Agency, through IOM Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania and in close collaboration with IOM African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC), organized a 1-week regional workshop on Migration Management from 26 to 30 November 2018 in Moshi.

22 Nov 2018 description

Farm to Market Alliance’s mission is to create a thriving and sustainable agricultural sector that empowers farmers, forges strong markets and improves global food security. FtMA takes a demand-led approach in servicing smallholder farmers and the surrounding ecosystem. FtMA’s holistic value chain solution - PATH - supports African farming families to transition to commercial agriculture through four integrated strategic pathways.
In Tanzania, FtMA has been active since late 2015, delivering a full set of services across the PATH solution.

16 Nov 2018 description

The success of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to treat HIV and reduce transmission rates is critically dependent on lifelong adherence. Studies have found low retention and adherence in ART care among patients, which can lead to treatment failure and resultant morbidity and mortality. These factors can also increase the risk of HIV transmission and the development of drug-resistant HIV strains.

06 Nov 2018 description

Research carried out in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on cross-scalar risk communication and disaster risk governance reveals that, while there is considerable potential for communities to measure and communicate risk and to prioritise actions, there is little scope for them to influence disaster risk governance at this point in time.

05 Nov 2018 description

KEY BURUNDIAN FIGURES AS OF 30 SEPTEMBER

244,963 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers living in Tanzania

96,152 Burundian population of concern in Nduta Camp

69,389 Burundian population of concern in Nyarugusu Camp pre and post influx

37,187 Burundian population of concern in Mtendeli Camp

Operational Highlights

01 Nov 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Oct 2018 description

At a Tripartite Commission meeting in August 2017, the governments of Tanzania, Burundi, and UNHCR agreed to assist refugees who wish to voluntarily repatriate from Tanzania to Burundi. The August 2017 meeting and a subsequent meeting in March 2018 reaffirmed the commitment of both governments and UNHCR to uphold the principle of voluntariness, and noted that while some refugees may opt to return, others will continue to be in need of international protection.

24 Oct 2018 description

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “Without safe houses, girls will be cut,” said human rights activist Rhobi Samwelly, who runs two safe houses for girls in the Butiama and Serengeti districts of Tanzania’s largely rural Mara region.

“During the cutting season, you can’t get protection in the community,” she explained.

19 Oct 2018 description

By Aneth George and Caleb Wafula

There are an estimated 68.5 million refugees in the world today. From Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania to Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, the number of refugees and asylum seekers continues soaring each passing year.

11 Oct 2018 description

Situation

  • Refugees and other vulnerable communities in Tanzania face persistent food insecurity, despite rapid economic growth and domestic agricultural production that meets national food requirements, according to the UN World Food Program (WFP).

09 Oct 2018 description

KEY BURUNDIAN FIGURES AS OF 31 AUG 2018

250,590
Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers living in Tanzania
101,006
Burundian population of concern in Nduta Camp
68,656
Burundian population of concern in Nyarugusu Camp pre and post influx
38,694
Burundian population of concern in Mtendeli Camp

Operational Highlights

03 Oct 2018 description

Major Achievements in the Past Week

  • Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr. Ummy Mwalimu, the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Bakari, and WHO Representative, Dr Adiele Onyeze led stakeholders in Ebola Awareness Walk

  • Official launch of the Tanzania Ebola Contingency Plan by Honorably Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children, Dr. Ummy Mwalimu

  • Development/Review of Standard Operating Procedures and Contingency Plan for Points of Entry

29 Sep 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

25 Sep 2018 description

At a Tripartite Commission meeting in August 2017, the governments of Tanzania, Burundi, and UNHCR agreed to assist refugees who wish to voluntarily repatriate from Tanzania to Burundi. The August 2017 meeting and a subsequent meeting in March 2018 reaffirmed the commitment of both governments and UNHCR to uphold the principle of voluntariness, and noted that while some refugees may opt to return, others will continue to be in need of international protection.