United Republic of Tanzania


Operation: Opération: United Republic of Tanzania



Latest update of camps and office locations 21  Nov  2016. By clicking on the icons on the map, additional information is displayed.

Key Figures

2017 planning figures
70,100 refugee children will be enrolled in primary education
6,500 dossiers of persons of concern will be submitted for resettlement to a third country
700 transitional shelters will be constructed 
94% of households in need will receive core relief items 
64% of households in camps will live in adequate dwellings 
64% of households will have a drop-hole latrine or drop-hole toilet 
2015 end-year results
96% of Burundian refugees were registered biometrically
45,000 Burundian households received core relief items
97% of primary school-aged refugee children in Nyarugusu camp were enrolled in primary education
152,936 former Burundian refugees received their citizenship certificates

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

Increase in
2015 382,620
2014 252,357
2013 264,762


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Year-end Overview

Working environment

The United Republic of Tanzania (Tanzania) has generously hosted millions of refugees, including by granting citizenship to over 162,000 former Burundian refugees in 2014. 
Political tension in Burundi has caused over 158,000 Burundians to flee to Tanzania since April 2015, bringing the total refugee population in North-Western Tanzania to over 228,000 refugees. The influx necessitated the re-opening of two former camps: Mtendeli and Nduta, thus easing the congestion in the Nyarugusu camp. 

The Government has pledged to review the Refugee National Legal Framework, in line with international standards, with the new draft policy due to be finalized in 2017, followed by a revision of the Refugee Act. 
UNHCR anticipates a steady number of new arrivals, with the crisis in Burundi likely to continue in 2017 and minimal prospects of voluntary repatriation to Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Resettlement will continue to be a durable solution, especially in protracted situations.

Key priorities

In 2017, UNHCR’s operation will focus on: 
  • Strengthening the refugee status determination (RSD) process; 
  • Preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV);
  • Increase access to education for refugee children;
  • Address immediate shelter needs especially for new arrivals and group resettlement of the protracted Congolese caseload;
  • Supporting the finalization of the naturalization of over 1900 pending cases of former Burundian refugees in the Katavi, Kigoma and Tabora regions.