• Crisis Severity ?
    1.4
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    1.7
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    1.0
    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

  • 284,000 People displaced [?]
  • 284,000 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

17/07/2020

16/07/2020: Tanzania and Burundi have agreed in principle to repatriate the remaining 136,221 Burundian refugees living in camps in northwestern Tanzania. This comes after the call made by the newly elected Burundian president who pleaded for their unconditional return. Only 10,108 refugees have however indicated interest to return to Burundi.?