United Republic of Tanzania 2018

Humanitarian Compendium

Total Requested:
$5,436,250
Total Funded:
$555,386
Percentage Funded:
10%
Introduction and Needs

Tanzania remains a stable country with little political conflict. As such, Tanzania is a destination country for many asylum seekers from countries including Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Flows into Tanzania from these populations are still quite heavy, causing at times some degree of friction between the host communities and the newcomers.

In 2018, IOM plans to continue to provide lifesaving assistance to  asylum seekers. Both through transportation and pre-embarkation medical checks, IOM Tanzania ensures that asylum seekers are cared for to the highest standard. By providing regular pre-embarkation medical checks, IOM ensures that any potential spread of diseases remains contained and people are given the necessary care. Furthermore, IOM is also providing transport assistance in the Assisted Voluntary Repatriation operations, which have been supporting the return and sustainable reintegration of Burundian refugees to their home country.

IOM is working with UNHCR to ensure that movements are sufficiently coordinated. IOM is part of the Refugee Operation Working Group (ROWG), which includes the Ministry of Home Affairs, various UN agencies (including UNICEF and WFP)  and non-UN agencies (such as the Danish Refugee Council and Plan International, among others).

Note: the projects below are part of the Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan 2018 and DRC Regional Refugee Response Plan 2018.

Achievements

In 2017:

  • 95, 266 refugees assisted with transport support and fit-to-travel medical checks – from border entry points to Government-designated refugee camps.
  • 27,581 refugees assisted with transport support and fit-to-travel medical checks  - for inter-camp transfers and movements.
  • 13,102 refugees assisted with transport support and fit-to-travel medical checks -  for voluntary repatriation movements to Burundi. 
Overall Targeted Beneficiaries: 115,400 Burundian refugees
Contact Information: Qasim SUFI, qsufi@iom.int , + 255.682.563.796 
International Staff:  13
National Staff:  148
IOM Offices: Country Office: Dar Es Salaam,;Sub-Office: Kigoma; Other locations IOM carries out activities: Kibondo
Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan
Requested 3,146,250 | Received: 555,386 | Percentage funded: 18%

  Protection

  • Providing Life-Saving Transportation Assistance to Refugees in Tanzania
    Amount Requested: USD 2,025,000.00 Amount Received: USD 555,386.00
    Objective:
    Support ongoing interventions within the overall refugee response in Tanzania, through the provision of safe and orderly transport support for refugees. Towards this end, IOM will carry out the following activities: i) provision of refugee transport support, from border entry points to camps; ii) provision of refugee transport support, for inter-camp transfer movements; iii) provision of transport support for the Burundi voluntary repatriation operations; and iv) provision of pre-embarkation medical checks, towards ascertaining fitness to travel of refugees.
    Beneficiaries: 15,120 refugees
  • Providing Life-Saving Transportation Assistance to Refugees in Tanzania - SUPPLEMENTAL
    Amount Requested: USD 1,121,250.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    Objective:
    Support ongoing interventions within the overall operations of the Voluntary Repatriation of Burundians in Tanzania, and within the framework of the 20th Joint Tripartite Commission (TZA-BDI-UNHCR) Communique, through the provision of safe and orderly returns transport support for Burundian refugees towards this end, IOM shall carry out the following activities: i) lead the organization of transport for voluntary returns convoys; ii) assist returnees at pre-returns with luggage handling support; iii) provision of transport support for all returnees from camps to the designated departure area in Tanzania; iv) provision of pre-embarkation medical checks, towards ascertaining fitness to travel of all returnees; and v)provision of transport and movement support for all returnees from Tanzania through to the designated transit reception sites in Burundi.
    Beneficiaries: 57,680 returnees
Democratic Republic of the Congo Regional Refugee Response Plan
Requested 2,290,000 | Received: 0 | Percentage funded: 0%

  Protection

  • Providing Life-Saving Transportation Assistance to Refugees in Tanzania (Congolese)
    Amount Requested: USD 2,290,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    Objective:
    Support ongoing interventions within the overall refugee response in Tanzania, through the provision of safe and orderly transport support for Congolese refugees. Towards this end, IOM shall carry out the following activities: i) provision of refugee transport support, from border entry points to camps; ii) provision of refugee transport support, for inter-camp transfer movements; and iii) provision of pre-embarkation medical checks, towards ascertaining fitness to travel of refugees.
    Beneficiaries: 25,000 refugees

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