This project offers immediate relief and basic health care needs of the Burundian refugee population through the provision of essential emergency health, relief, water and sanitation services targeting a total of up to 250,000 people (50,000 households) at entry points, and the Nyarugusu and Mtendeli camps, for a period of 15 months. In April 2015, pre-election violence in Burundi resulted in more than 96,000 people fleeing to neighbouring countries, with the majority finding refuge in Tanzania. By the end of May, 15,000 refugees found their way to Tanzania’s Nyarugusu refugee camp, and 30,000 were reported at the border post in Kagunga, just two kilometres inside Tanzania’s borders. The situation in Tanzania is dire and existing infrastructures are unable to accommodate refugees’ needs. Mtendeli and Nyarugusu camps
This appeal improves TRCS’s health services in the Nyarugusu camp and expand them into the new camp of Mtendeli while maintaining the same approach in all other sectors, and to expand the TRCS work from 5 entry points to 13 entry points.
The project supports the Tanzania Red Cross Society (TRCS) to deliver assistance to a total of 250,000 refugees (increased from 90,000 refugees) in the Mtendeli and Nyarugusu camps.