Project profile — Tanzania – Emergency Healthcare for Burundian Refugees – Doctors Without Borders 2017

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Tanzania – Emergency Healthcare for Burundian Refugees – Doctors Without Borders 2017 - Overview
Doctors Without Borders (XM-DAC-21029)
2017-04-06 - 2017-12-31
Country / region • Tanzania (100.00%)
Sector • Emergency Response
Material relief assistance and services (72010) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


March 2017 – As a result of the ongoing political tension and insecurity in neighbouring Burundi, north-western Tanzania has seen 158,000 new refugees arrive since April 2015, a number which is expected to double in 2017. Tanzania already hosts 70,000 Congolese refugees. Altogether, the high number of refugees has strained the local response capacity of both Tanzanian authorities and aid agencies. There is now a critical need for international support to rebuild and refit existing camps, establish new ones, as well as to provide food and other basic services to all refugees on an ongoing basis. With GAC’s support, Doctors Without Borders is providing emergency healthcare support to an estimated 60,000 Burundian refugees and host community members living in or around the Nduta refugee camp in Kigoma region, Tanzania.

Expected results

The expected outcome for this project is improved access to healthcare for refugees and host communities in or around the Nduta refugee camp. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or that are food insecure.



Original budget $1,000,000
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
06-04-2017 Commitment $1,000,000
17-05-2017 Disbursement $1,000,000
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