Tanzania: How we've helped in 2016

27 July 2017
Tanzania: How we've helped in 2016
A mother is reunited with her 7-year-old son in Tanzania after they were separated by conflict. CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / Mike Mina

In 2016, the ICRC continued to assist Burundian and Congolese refugees living in western Tanzania to restore links with their families.

Our teams trained authorities on the compliance with international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights laws (IHRL). We also supported the Tanzania Red Cross Society to enhance its capacity to respond to emergencies through trainings.

Highlights of our work in Tanzania in 2016

119,500 phone calls were made by refugees seeking to contact their families
18,200 and 16,600 Red Cross Messages were sent and received respectively by separated families who had fled from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo for Tanzania
300 detainees were regularly visited in Unguja and Pemba prison to assess their living conditions
76 students from various universities participated in different IHL competitions which included essay, national and All Africa IHL competitions
62 books and publications were donated by the ICRC to Tumaini University in Dar es Salaam


For more information, read the full update of our work in Tanzania.

Tanzania facts and figures 2016