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United Republic of Tanzania: WFP Tanzania Country Brief, November 2018

Source: World Food Programme
Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania

In Numbers

  • 50,000 smallholder farmers to be supported

  • 136,000 pregnant and nursing women and children under the age of two to be supported with improved access and use of nutritious food

  • US$16.6 m six months funding shortfall 288,000 refugees and asylum seekers to receive food assistance in camps in Tanzania

Operational Updates

Refugees: For November, food rations were maintained at 100 percent of the recommended 2,100 kcal per person per day. This is the second month refugees and asylum seekers received full rations since they were reduced in February 2017.
WFP continues to raise funds so that food rations do not need to be reduced in coming months.
Nyarugusu, Nduta and Mtendeli Refugee Camps in Kigoma region currently host over 288,000 Congolese and Burundian refugees. WFP provides a food basket of Super Cereal, pulses, vegetable oil and salt to meet a minimum dietary requirement of 2,100 Kcal per person per day.
WFP assistance is the main source of food for refugees.

Supply Chain: WFP purchased 36,000 mt of maize from the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) to support the ongoing emergency in South Sudan.
A total of 11,000 mt of food was dispatched including to refugee camps in Tanzania and regional destinations including Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda.

Innovation: WFP continues to support the Global Learning XPRIZE competition by installing learning software updates on tablets for over 2,400 children in rural Tanzania. More information on the competition can be found here:

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https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/government-and-un-team-global-learning-xprize-provide-2400-children-education-soft

[source: https://reliefweb.int/report/united-republic-tanzania/wfp-tanzania-country-brief-november-2018]

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