Tanzania - August 2018 Situation Report

  • Children are becoming more vulnerable: Due to conflict and violence, children have been exposed to various forms of violence and abuse, they have been forced out of their homelands and as a result are living as refugees. Currently there are 149,207 refugees from DRC and Burundi, (92,541 are children).
  • Repatriation of refugees: 3,788 Burundian refugees were repatriated in August, while 86,788 registered the intention to return. 27,368 others are pending departure. Cumulatively, 44,075 refugees have been repatriated to Burundi since September 2017.
  • New policy: A new policy implemented by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) prohibits businesses in the camps including motorbikes and bicycles operations. Some refugees engage in such businesses as a means of earning income, as such they see this policy as a threat to their livelihoods.
  • World Vision response: 141,674 refugees in Nyarugusu camps (over 95% of the targeted) received food assistance in the form of General Food Distribution while another 45,076 refugees in Mtendeli and Nduta camps received food assistance under the Supplementary Feeding Programme (SFP). For more information, read or download our August 2018 situation report.