• Crisis Severity ?
    1.9
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    1.9
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    2.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    1.8
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    1.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 283,000 People displaced [?]
  • 283,000 People in Need [?]

Overview

17/03/2020

Tanzania is hosting about 280,000 refugees from Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo. Political violence in DRC and Burundi which sparked insecurity are the major drivers of these refugee movements. The refugees are accomodated in Nduta, Nyarugusu and Mtendeli camps in the northwest of the Tanzania. A small population are also hosted in urban centres, mainly in Dar es Salaam.?

Due to the protracted refugee situation, restrictive policies, and chronic underfunding, the refugee population in Tanzania remains highly dependent on humanitarian assistance. Over 50% of refugees and asylum seekers across the three camps live in inadequate emergency shelters and tents, increasing the risk of sexual and gender-based violence. 60% of refugees do not have dignified family latrines and rely on communal latrines. There is limited access to health facilities, services, supplies and a shortage of NFIs.?

Latest Developments

11/08/2020

11/08/2020: The total number of Burundian refugees repatriated from Tanzania increased from 84,000 in June to 88,000 by the end of July. 79% of returnee households report they have access to healthcare, 82% report access to land for farming, while 49% of returnee children say they have access to education.?

 

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