Kigoma – Due to the recent resurgence of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), one of the six countries bordering the United Republic of Tanzania, the Government has increased its efforts to prevent EVD cases entering Tanzania by strengthening disease surveillance measures at both airport and land entry points in the country.
Nduta refugee camp opened on 4 October 2015, as an emergency measure to relocate 40,000 Burundian refugees from Nyarugusu refugee camp (decongestion). New arriving Burundian refugees were hosted in Mtendeli refugee camp once Nduta reached its initial maximum capacity of 50,000 persons (January 2016). Since Mtendeli refugee camp reached its capacity of 50,000 on 3rd October 2016, the government agreed to reopen Nduta refugee camp again to host all newly arriving Burundians.
The voluntary repatriation of Burundian refugees began in September 2017
More than 24,897 cholera / AWD cases and 354 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.4%) have been reported in 10 out of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 23.8% of the total case load reported this year.
UNICEF supported the vaccination of over 5,500 under-5 refugee children (966 Congolese; 4,576 Burundians) against polio and measles.
Between July and August 2018, 7,541 unaccompanied and separated children have received child protection assistance from Plan International and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) through UNICEF support.
388,400 Total refugees from Burundi in four main hosting countries (United Republic of Tanzania,
Rwanda, the DRC, and Uganda), as of 31 July 2018.
5,803 Burundian refugees assisted to return from the United Republic of Tanzania in July 2018, totalling 27,184 assisted to return to date in 2018.
182 Burundian refugee arrivals /registrations recorded in July 2018. As of 31 July, 6,104 Burundian refugees have arrived in the region in 2018.
Highlights and Operational Context
BURUNDIAN REFUGEES HOSTED IN TANZANIA
(30 JUNE 2018)
US$ 243 M
REQUIRED IN TANZANIA IN 2018
FUNDING RECEIVED (17 JULY 2018)
RRP PARTNERS IN TANZANIA IN 2018
This Annual Report covers the period from January to December 2017, and reflects the work accomplished over the 12 months. It highlights the delivery of results achieved in supporting the country and collaborating with partners to improve health outcomes in Tanzania.
Parts of the country experienced excessive rains leading floods and displacement, while the north-eastern region experienced significantly below average rainfall. FAW has been widely reported. The food situation is expected to remain satisfactory, with crop production slightly higher than the previous year. Analysis of food insecurity is ongoing. There are indications 5% of districts will record crop production lower than 30% of average, pointing to pockets of food insecurity. The stunting rate of children under age 5 stands at 34%.
Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, July 2018: Today, the World Health Organization provided the Ministry of Health Mainland and Zanzibar medicines and equipment for Ebola preparedness and control of Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases in the country.
More than 24,531 cholera / AWD cases and 347 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.4%) have been reported in 10 out of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 23.5% of the total case load reported this year, followed by Kenya at 23.4%.
Key Burundian Figures as of 31 July 2018
- 255,796 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers living in Tanzania
- 104,752 Burundian population of concern in Nduta Camp
- 68,617 Burundian population of concern in Nyarugusu camp pre and post influx
- 40,193 Burundian population of concern in Mtendeli Camp
396,058 Total refugees from Burundi in four main hosting countries (United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, the DRC, and Uganda), as of 31 May 2018.
6,198 Burundian refugees assisted to return from the United Republic of Tanzania in May 2018, totalling 16, 986 assisted to return to date in 2018.
620 Burundian refugee arrivals /registrations recorded in May 2018. As of 31 May 2018, there has been 4,748 Burundian refugees’ arrivals in the region.
Highlights and Operational Context
EU Heads of Mission Visit to Nduta
April 2015: Influx of Burundian refugees fleeing pre-election violence start arriving in neighbouring countries.
Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:
Situation in Numbers
306,392 # of refugees and asylum seekers, Burundians and Congolese, in three camps (UNHCR, 31 May 2018)
165,452 (54 per cent) # of refugee children requiring humanitarian assistance.
61,278 (20 per cent) # of under 5 children living in the three refugee camps.
33,153 # of refugees voluntarily returned to Burundi of the 58,464 registered as of June 2018.