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22 Sep 2017 description

Kigoma – Approximately 12,000 Burundian refugees in Tanzania have asked the Government of Tanzania and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency for assistance to get home. Close to 280,000 refugees fled into Tanzania from Burundi following an upsurge in violence in 2015, of whom nearly 80 per cent are women and children. Now, some see the areas from where they originated as safe and want to return.

22 Sep 2017 description
  • 279,672 Burundian Refugees

  • 12,000 Burundians in Need of Return Assistance

(07 September - 31 December 2017)
TOTAL 3.715 M


20 Sep 2017 description


283,096 Total Burundian population of concern in the three refugee camps

68,762 Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)

127,499 Total population in Nduta Camp

50,350 Total population in Mtendeli Camp


217,250,427 USD Required funding for Tanzania as part of Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan


20 Sep 2017 description


  • 1,536 Congolese new arrivals crossed into Tanzania in August 2017.

  • 314 Burundian new arrivals crossed into Tanzania in August 2017.

  • 10 Burundian new arrivals recorded on average per day in August 2017.

  • 15 Refugees departed for resettlement countries in August 2017.


19 Sep 2017 description


  • 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).

19 Sep 2017 description

This weekly report is produced by the United Nations (UN) Migration Agency (IOM) as part of the UN Country Management Team (UNCMT) response to the influx of Burundian and Congolese Asylum Seekers from Burundi. The report covers the period from September 4th to September 10th, 2017. The next report will be issued on September 18th, 2017.


  • There were 369 new arrivals (190 males and 179 females). All were Congolese Asylum Seekers. Entry points used by the asylum seekers this week were Kigadye (364 persons), Herushingo (5 persons).

15 Sep 2017 description


  • WFP Tanzania began implementing its new Country Strategic Plan on 01 July 2017.

  • A critical shortfall in funding WFP’s refugee operation persists. Rations of maize meal were reduced to 70 percent for July distributions.
    Further ration reductions are expected in August if additional funding is not available.

  • Over 30,000 farmers have received training on Post-Harvest Management through the Farm to Market Alliance initiative.

Operational Updates

15 Sep 2017 description

The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects an ambition to further integrate agricultural development and climate responsiveness. CSA aims to achieve food security and broader development goals under a changing climate and increasing food demand. CSA initiatives sustainably increase productivity, enhance resilience, and minimise greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions. Increased planning is vital in order to address tradeoffs and synergies between the three pillars: productivity, adaptation, and mitigation [1].

14 Sep 2017 description

Tanzania - Seated on a boulder, under a tree, near the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Kigoma - a lake port city in Tanzania - Samaya Yusuf looks around her with suspicion as she narrates her story to the IOM, the UN Migration Agency team. She has a gentle smile. Every now and then, she interlocks her fingers and pulls them apart as she tells her story. Two children are seated next to her. One hers and the other her niece. With the innocence of a child, they are oblivious of their fate. Life has been unbearably hard for them the past few days.

13 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam has been piloting the combined use of mobile data collection and geographic information systems (GIS) tools to better monitor water, sanitation and hygiene facilities as part of its work to support Burundian refugees in Tanzania. As well as building capacity among staff, the pilot enabled the generation of timely and accurate data to support programme activities.


08 Sep 2017 description


This document is prepared as part of the Education Response Strategy in Tanzania by the Education Working Group (EWG). It is the outcome of consultative forum with refugee education implementing partners in Kigoma Regional Western Tanzania. This strategy is also based on conclusions drawn from individual partner assessments, education working group meetings and general consensus about the need for a harmonized approach to teacher training in all three camps of Nyarugusu, Nduta and Mtendeli.

04 Sep 2017 description

The Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika, and other entry points in Kigoma region. New arrivals were relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host DR Congoleses and the new population of Burundians, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015.

03 Sep 2017 description

This weekly report is produced by the United Nations (UN) Migration Agency (IOM) as part of the UN Country Management Team (UNCMT) response to the influx of Burundian and Congolese Asylum Seekers from Burundi. The report covers the period from August 28th to September 3rd, 2017. The next report will be issued on September 11th, 2017.


01 Sep 2017 description

Stephen Thompson
Institute of Development Studies
26 May 2017


Provide a rapid literature review of the evidence on what data and evidence exists, to identify, categorise and support children with disabilities to access education and achieve measurable learning outcomes in Tanzania and/or other similar resource-constrained LICs/ contexts.
Particular attention should be paid to the debate between mainstream vs specialist education for children with disabilities.