Tanzania - July 2018 Situation Report

  • Children are becoming more vulnerable: Conflicts have increased the level of vulnerabilities children and their families face. Due to conflict and violence, children have been exposed to different forms of violence and abuse, they have been forced out of their homelands and as a result are living as refugees.
  • History of refugees: Tanzania has been host to refugees from countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi since 1996. Currently there are 149,207 refugees from DRC and Burundi, (92,541 are children).
  • Threat of conflicts on child well-being: Due to conflict, children and their families have been forced to move out of their homes and been deprived opportunities to cultivate their lands and build their livelihoods, children’s access to quality education has been interrupted and this has negative implications for children’s holistic growth and development.
  • World Vision response: 63,670 (over 95% of the targeted) refugees received food assistance during through World Vision’s General Food Distribution (GFD) and Supplementary Food Distribution (SFD) programmes. For more information, please download our July 2018 situation report.