Zanzibar, Tanzania: June 19, 2018: D-tree International has been awarded more than $6 million from Fondation Botnar and the Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) to work with the Zanzibar Ministry of Health and key partners to roll out a national digital community health system to improve maternal, newborn, and child health services. In Zanzibar, community health workers will be empowered with digital technology to manage care for families, pregnant women and children, building on the Ministry of Health and D-tree International’s award-winning Safer Deliveries program.
309,000 refugees living in camps in Tanzania
70,000 smallholder farmers to be assisted through Farm to Market Alliance
29,000 pregnant and nursing women and children under the age of two supported with food distributions and nutrition sensitization
US$58.4 m six months (JuneNovember 2018) net funding requirements
During the night of Wednesday the 30th May 2018, the town of Marwa, Ruvu Mferejini and Ruvu Jiungeni in SAME District, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania, was severely hit by overflow of river Ruvu and Nyumba ya Mungu Dam. On this night an overflow caused displacement of households, interrupted communication, swept away termed animals and crop fields.
Prior to the current influx of Burundian refugees, Tanzania had only one remaining refugee camp i.e Nyarugusu, established in 1996 to host Congolese (DRC) refugees. Accommodating just over 65,000 mainly Congolese refugees, and being the only refugee camp open, Nyarugusu provided shelter to thousands of Burundian refugees who arrived in Tanzania fleeing from civil and political strife in Burundi at the start of the emergency in April 2015, increasing the camp population to over three times its carrying capacity and making it one of the largest and most overcrowded camps in the world.
In response to the 2011 Violence Against Children survey results, Tanzania launched their first ever combined National Plan of Action to End Violence Against Women and Children in Tanzania, which is strongly aligned with the WHO Global Plan of Action on interpersonal violence and the INSPIRE Framework.
- The ministry sets up special health facility zones in communities near Lake Tanganyika.
- A team of experts has been dispatched to the six regions bordering DR Congo to help in surveillance and control.
- The deadly virus outbreak has so far killed 27 people in DRC.
By BEATRICE MATERU
Tanzania has intensified its surveillance at all points of entry following the Ebola outbreak that has so far killed 27 people in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
424,319 Total number of refugees from Burundi in the four main hosting countries (Tanzania, Rwanda,
DRC, Uganda), as of 30 April 2018.
2,882 Burundian refugees assisted to return from Tanzania in April 2018, totalling 10,788 assisted to return to date in 2018.
710 New Burundian refugee arrivals /registrations recorded in April 2018.
23,890 Burundian refugees assisted to return from Tanzania since September 2017.
275,796 BURUNDIAN REFUGEES IN TANZANIA (DEC 2017)
US$232.8 M REQUIRED IN TANZANIA (DEC 2017)
25% FUNDING RECEIVED (DEC 2017)
30 RRRP PARTNERS IN BURUNDI
There were 358,125 refugees and asylum-seekers in the United Republic of Tanzania by 31 December 2017, mainly from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The majority of refugees and asylum seekers are hosted by the Government of Tanzania in three refugee camps in north western Tanzania, namely Nyarugusu, Nduta, and Mtendeli.
• With support from UNICEF over 58,880 refugees (24,521 Congolese and 34,359 Burundians) accessed adequate WASH services primarily through school WASH (33 schools and eight Child Friendly Spaces).
• UNICEF supported the vaccination of 8,804 refugee children (Congolese 1,629 /Burundians 7,175) against measles and polio.
• During the reporting period, a total of 319 Burundian and 46 Congolese children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) were admitted into treatment with a cure rate of 88 per cent.
424,791 Total refugees from Burundi in the four main hosting countries (Tanzania, Rwanda, DRC, Uganda), as of 31 March 2018.
4,319 Burundian refugees assisted to return from Tanzania in March 2018, totalling 7,906 assisted to return to date in 2018.
3,053 Burundian refugee arrivals /registrations recorded in March 2018.
Highlights and Operational Context
KEY BURUNDIAN POPULATION FIGURES
270,629 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers living in Tanzania
84% percentage of the Burundian refugee and asylumseeker population that arrived in Tanzania since April 2015
113,325 Burundian population of concern in Nduta
71,874 Burundian population of concern in Nyarugusu
43,196 Burundian population of concern in Mtendeli
428, 247 Total refugees from Burundi in the four main hosting countries (Tanzania, Rwanda, DRC,
Uganda), as of 28 February 2018.
2, 821 Burundian refugees assisted to return from Tanzania in February 2018, totalling 3, 587 assisted to return to date in 2018.
1, 841 Burundian refugee arrivals plus new registrations recorded in February 2018.
Highlights and Operational Context
Description of the disaster
• With support from UNICEF, 7,065 unaccompanied and separated refugee children have been provided with psychosocial support, referrals and access to basic services based on the Best Interest Determination.
• UNICEF in collaboration with partners ensured provision of safe water and sanitation facilities for 93,926 refugees including children in schools, Child Friendly Spaces and in health facilities.
• UNICEF supported the treatment of 265 children under five with severe acute malnutrition, and the cure rate was 81 per cent
430, 087 Total refugees from Burundi in the four main hosting countries (Tanzania, Rwanda, DRC,
Uganda), as of 31 January 2018.
766 Burundian refugees assisted to return from Tanzania in January 2018, in addition to 13,102 assisted to return in 2017.
1218 Burundian refugee arrivals recorded in January 2018.
Highlights and Operational Context
Some 430,000 Burundian refugees are being hosted across the region by the governments and people of Tanzania, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda.
Dar es Salaam - IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency, moved swiftly to assist victims of a tragic road accident in Tanzania that occurred Thursday (29/03) around 16:30 local time, and took the lives of eight people—including one IOM team member, six refugees and one Tanzanian citizen, who was working alongside the roadway. Support to victims of the accident is being provided by the Government of Tanzania, as well as, the UN, including IOM, the UN Migration Agency, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the World Food Programme (WFP).
Dar es Salaam, 20 March 2018: The introduction of pediatric fixed-dose combination (FDC) treatment for Tuberculosis (TB) offers the opportunity to improve treatment outcome and child survival in Tanzania. The FDC does not contain new drugs but rather improved formulation of currently used medicines recommended by WHO for first line TB treatment.