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Tanzania

  • Tanzania has been surrounded by conflict and has hosted refugees from Burundi, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.

    Tanzania has been surrounded by conflict and has hosted refugees from Burundi, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • The IRC has helped support the refugees with emergency aid as they wait in temporary camps.

    The IRC has helped support the refugees with emergency aid as they wait in temporary camps.
  • The IRC identifies vulnerable children and makes sure they have access to health care.

    The IRC identifies vulnerable children and makes sure they have access to health care.
  • The IRC prevents sexual violence, raising awareness about survivors and responding to the their needs.

    The IRC prevents sexual violence, raising awareness about survivors and responding to the their needs.
  • The IRC distributes food, soap, blankets and other necessities.

    The IRC distributes food, soap, blankets and other necessities.
  • We help refugees return home or complete the naturalisation process to remain in Tanzania.

    We help refugees return home or complete the naturalisation process to remain in Tanzania.

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Overview

Tanzania has been surrounded by conflict and has hosted refugees from Burundi, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Welcoming these displaced people has strained Tanzania’s already limited resources and the International Rescue Committee has helped support the refugees with emergency aid and ongoing services as they wait in temporary camps to return home or resettle. Beyond the camps the IRC has expanded its support to local communities as well.

How we help
  • The IRC identifies vulnerable children and makes sure they have access to health care, education and a safe place to play.
  • We educate youth about reproductive health and HIV/AIDS and provide cultural and recreational activities.
  • The IRC works with members and leaders of the refugee community to prevent violence against women, raise awareness about women’s and girl’s rights, and respond to survivors’ needs.
  • We support asylum seekers, refugees preparing to be resettled and refugees returning to Tanzania with healthcare, shelter, food and water and protection services at a transit center in Kigoma.
  • The IRC supports people with disabilities by encouraging community members to take part in their protection and care, and by providing rehabilitation services and mobility devices.
  • Beyond the camp setting the IRC works with local government officials and community leaders to ensure that children are protected from abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation by raising awareness of children’s needs, increasing access to education and supporting opportunities for youth employment.

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