United Republic of Tanzania
Operation: United Republic of Tanzania
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|2020 planning figures|
|100%||of reported SGBV related cases responded to and awareness on prevention and response conducted|
|95%||of primary school-aged children enrolled in school|
|90%||of refugee households’ needs for basic and domestic items met|
|16%||of households with access to sustainable energy|
|21||liters of potable water per person per day made available|
|2018 year-end results|
|100%||of people of concern were registered on an individual basis|
|98%||of Congolese children and 79% of Burundian children were enrolled in primary education|
|2.6%||of Burundian and 1.6% of Congolese children ˂ 5 years of age are malnourished|
|21||litres of potable water, on average, was made available per person per day to Congolese and Burundian refugees|
People of Concern
United Republic of Tanzania
Working environmentWhile the overall political and security situation in the United Republic of Tanzania will likely remain stable, the planned presidential election in 2020 could influence the policies related to refugees. Continued instability in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and planned elections in Burundi in 2020 may result in renewed displacement. These regional dynamics will lead to both push and pull factors affecting protection and solutions for refugees in Tanzania. Furthermore, after decades of hosting refugees, the Government is looking to the international community for more sustained support. UNHCR will need to retain the capacity to respond to sudden influxes and lead the development and updating of contingency plans, while also safeguarding access to territory and the voluntary character of refugee returns.
UNHCR is continuously exploring potential for engagement with development actors, multilateral donors, UN agencies, financial institutions, private sector, civil society/NGOs, academia and other stakeholders to advocate for refugees’ inclusion in government and development plans.
UNHCR continues to participate in the UNCT, related coordination mechanisms and relevant UNDAP working groups. The Resilience Thematic Group under UNDAP II explicitly captures the engagement of several UN agencies in support of refugees and migrants. UNHCR will also maintain its active participation in the area-based UN Joint Program, which brings together 16 UN agencies, and where the linkage between humanitarian assistance and development of host community areas is established.
UNHCR will continue to engage partners and coordinate the refugee response in Tanzania to ensure complementarity, reduce duplication and increase accountability through the Refugee Coordination Model (RCM).
Key prioritiesIn 2020, UNHCR will focus on:
- Advocating with the Government for asylum space, including emphasizing the voluntariness of the ongoing assisted repatriation to Burundi. These efforts aim to uphold the right to seek asylum and the right to return home voluntarily in safety and dignity.
- Seek protection and solutions for refugees and asylum-seekers for both new arrivals and those in protracted situations. With the persistent instability in countries of origin, focus will be on identifying people with specific needs for resettlement. For those intending to return, information and – if security allows – basic assistance will be provided to.
- Ensure that the basic needs of refugees are met, as well as access to services, such as education, health-care and documentation.
- Promote social cohesion between refugees and the host community with a focus on addressing environment degradation. Activities will include facilitation of regular meetings of the peaceful co-existence committee, organizing social interactions of communities like sports, and implementation of common reforestation programmes both in the camp and villages adjacent to the camp.