Since april 2015 there is a significant increase of Burundian refugees entering Tanzania seeking protection and assistance from the pre-electoral clashes in Burundi. In may 2015 Nyarugusu refugee camp received 15,000 refugees, and more than 30,000 refugees reported at Kagunga border post located along the shore of Lake Tanganyika. Unverified reports indicate a figure of 88,000 all having crossed to Tanzania with numbers rising each day. A cholera outbreak in camps in Tanzania reinforces the urgency of the situation and the critical lack of sanitation.
This appeal supports the Tanzanian Red Cross Society (TRCS) to deliver assistance and support to a total of 20,000 people with a focus on the sectors of emergency health, water, sanitation, hygiene promotion, emergency shelter, and relief.
The proposed preliminary strategy will enable the TRCS to deliver assistance to a total of 20,000 people with emergency health, water, sanitation, hygiene, and emergency shelter (6,000 people will receive basic non-food items). Survival and basic needs of vulnerable groups (in particular pregnant, lactating women or single female-headed households with young children) are met at 4 entry points.
Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
Conflict, Epidemic, Other, Complex Emergency
Material relief assistance and services
Disaster Management Phase