Recent contributions from Denmark (DKK 10 million) and Sweden (SEK 10 million) help WFP to continue providing life-saving food assistance to refugees.
Despite the contributions, chronic funding shortfalls have forced WFP to continue with reduced rations for refugees. Rations are being distributed at 72 percent of the 2,100 recommended kilocalories to prevent a complete pipeline break within the coming months.
Dar es Salaam, 13 February 2018: Today, the Government of Tanzania and partners launched the One Health Coordination Desk and the National One Health Strategic Plan, as an important milestone towards addressing emerging health challenges at the animal-environment-human interface. Establishment of the One Health Coordination Desk and other elements of the National One Health Platform, underscores national commitment to strengthen mechanisms for prevention, detection and response to outbreaks.
Dar es Salaam, 7 February 2018:The Government of Tanzania is committed to improving the quality of health data for evidence-based decision making and to strengthen capacity to track progress towards the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. While Tanzania has taken major steps and made significant progress towards improving availability, access, analysis and use of health data, it also recognizes the need for more coordinated and collaborative efforts of all stakeholders to unleash the full potential of its health information system.
END OF YEAR SITREP: January – December 2017
2,561 severe acute malnourished (SAM) refugee children were admitted into SAM treatment programs with a cure rate of 85.4 per cent.
UNICEF supported WASH (handwashing, latrines and water points) in all camps covering 91,323 children both in schools and child friendly spaces.
With support from UNICEF, 34,468 refugee children under five were vaccinated against measles and 194,236 people with malaria were treated.
In response to funding appeals for WFP’s refugee operation, the governments of Germany (EUR 1 million), Ireland (EUR 1 million), the United Kingdom (GBP 5 million) and the United States (USD 6.5 million) contributed funding for the operation.
Despite these contributions, WFP’s refugee operation remains chronically underfunded forcing rations to be distributed at 72 percent of the recommended 2,100 kcal per person per day.
Human Rights Council
26 February–23 March 2018
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development
Hospital in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp is a lifeline not only for thousands of refugees, but also for Tanzanians who live nearby.
By Kate Bond in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Tanzania | 25 January 2018
Baby Marian is only 30 seconds old. Wrapped in a thin shawl and placed next to her mother on a rickety iron bed, she faces a hard life. Her mother, Tosha Sangan, 32, fled violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) 15 years ago and found safety at the sprawling Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
This is a preliminary report; the final narrative and financial reports will be published on 31 December 2017.
April 2015: Influx of Burundian refugees fleeing pre-election violence start arriving in neighbouring countries.
On 31 August 2017 at the Tripartite Commission Meeting for the Voluntary Repatriation of Burundian Refugees in Tanzania, the Tripartite Commission (United Republic of Tanzania,
Republic of Burundi, and UNHCR) issued a joint communiqué and agreed to implement a work plan from 7 September to 31 December 2017, which entails the voluntary repatriation plan of Burundian refugees who wish to return to Burundi. The voluntary repatriation operation will take place in phases.