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15 Jan 2018 description

From 15 August 2015 through 7 January 2018, 33 421 cases including 542 deaths (case fatality rate = 1.62%) have been reported across all 26 regions of the United Republic of Tanzania (Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar). Tanzania mainland has reported 86% of the total cases in this outbreak. Children under five years old accounted for 11.4% of cases. Since the beginning of the outbreak over 7000 specimens have been tested for cholera and 47% were positive for Vibrio cholerae by culture.

12 Jan 2018 description

KEY BURUNDIAN POPULATION FIGURES

232,711 Burundians who arrived in Tanzania since April 2015

119,089 Burundian population of concern in Nduta Camp

69,280 Burundian population of concern in Nyarugusu Camp pre and post influx

46,161 Burundian population of concern in Mtendeli Camp

Operational Highlights

11 Jan 2018 description

Given the importance of nutrition in the overall physical and cognitive development of children, there is a need to focus on the first 1,000 days of a child’s life to prevent the negative effects of malnutrition from becoming irreversible. This requires a multi-sector approach to address risk factors ranging from inadequate food and illness to poor access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. High rates of anaemia and low body mass index among adolescent girls and pregnant women are also causes of concern.

09 Jan 2018 description

The Oxfam Food Security for Tanzania Farmers programme (2012–15) aimed to increase food production and income, and improve the quality of life and food security for smallholder farmers, particularly women, in Tanzania. In Lushoto and Korogwe districts, it focused in particular on the domestic vegetable value chain (VVC), where rates of women’s participation are lower as compared to other agricultural crop production.

04 Jan 2018 description

In Nduta refugee camp, a shortage of funds sees some school classes held under trees.

By Kate Bond in Nduta Camp, Tanzania | 04 January 2018

Teenager Irahoze Diello is quietly confident about today’s maths test. Even without books, shoes, a safe place to study or a morning meal, he has worked hard to prepare for this moment. He just hopes the rain will hold off long enough for him to complete it.

31 Dec 2017 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.

20 Dec 2017 description

"We have spent many years of our lives fleeing danger. It is very tiresome. All our children were born in refugee camps," says Bahekeye.

Bahekeye fled conflict in Burundi. At the age of 63, all he wishes for is to find a place where, together with his family, they can spend the rest of their days in peace.

19 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Through successful advocacy from UNICEF and UNHCR with the Governments of Tanzania and Burundi, the second round of examinations took place in October 2017 for 1469 Burundian secondary students. UNICEF support covers all the exams costs: printing of exams, logistical movement of exam supervisors as well as the training to teachers who support the students leading up to the exam period.

13 Dec 2017 description
report APOPO

APOPO’s Pioneering HeroRATs Expand to a Total of 57 Clinics and Hospitals supported by Tanzania’s Health Authorities

MOROGORO, Tanzania — APOPO is proud to announce its Tuberculosis Detection Rats program is expanding from the current 29 partner clinics in Tanzania to a total of 57. The expansion exhibits confidence in the program by Tanzanian health officials.

11 Dec 2017 description

The Norwegian Embassy tops up its donation to One UN Tanzania to USD 5.1 million

Focus Areas: Goal 2 – Zero Hunger & Goal 5- Gender Equality

06 December 2017, Dar es Salaam – The Norwegian Embassy has today signed an agreement with One UN Tanzania which has added about 5.1 million USD to the UNDAP II agreement. Norway’s total contribution to UNDAP II is about 10.5 million USD.

08 Dec 2017 description

Kigoma Region – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, opened on 5 December the Makere Refugee Processing Centre in Kasulu District, Kigoma Region, Tanzania. The centre serves as a one-stop facility for processing Congolese Refugees residing in Nyarugusu camp bound for resettlement primarily to the US under the Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) and other resettlement countries on cost-sharing basis.

07 Dec 2017 description

Nursery projects boost dwindling tree stocks around refugee camps hit by population pressure.

Eli Kashindi was finally beginning to feel she had found peace, 20 years after she and her family fled the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Then this year, wind whipped through Nyarugusu refugee camp and wrecked her shelter.

“The roof was destroyed by the wind,” recalls 25-year-old Eli. “Afterwards we had to cover the house with grass.”

05 Dec 2017 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • This is the first IPC analysis conducted in Zanzibar. The analysis conducted in five out of 11 districts of Zanzibar in July 2017, and was led by Zanzibar Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring – Technical Working Group with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. The analysis was conducted for the period of July to September 2017 and projection was made for the period of October to December 2017.

03 Dec 2017 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

  • Political uncertainty has risen after the postponement of elections.

  • President Kabila had already exceeded the constitutional two-term limit, but a court ruled that he could stay in office until a new election.

  • Since August 2016, violence in the Kasai region has claimed the lives of nearly 5,000 people and displaced around 1.4 million.

By KILASA MTAMBALIKE

01 Dec 2017 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 2017 description

A growing funding crisis means that hundreds of thousands of women and children are suffering in refugee camps in Tanzania.

By Kate Bond in Nyarugusu refugee camp, Tanzania | 30 November 2017

Five months have passed since Sandrine Nyaribagiza first arrived at Nyarugusu refugee camp in north-western Tanzania. She thought she was safe after fleeing the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Now, in an overcrowded mass shelter only designed to accommodate new arrivals for a week, she fears for her family every night.

29 Nov 2017 description

DAR ES SALAAM – The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has contributed EUR 2 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in order to maintain food assistance for almost half a million refugees and asylum seekers residing in Tanzania and Rwanda. This funding is vital as WFP refugee operations in the region are facing critical funding shortages. WFP operations in Tanzania and Rwanda each received EUR 1 million from the contribution.

27 Nov 2017 description

This is a preliminary report; the final narrative and financial reports will be published on 31 December 2017.

Appeal history

  • April 2015: Influx of Burundian refugees fleeing pre-election violence start arriving in neighbouring countries.