Partner: UNHCR

UNHCR and Better Shelter

Tanzania is currently host to 325,291 refugees. Over 250,000 of them are from Burundi and are faced with a humanitarian crisis marked by economic decline, extreme food insecurity and a disease outbreak. The strong increase of forced displacement in this region has led to a shelter shortage and crisis, due to lack of funding within the international organizations.

Better Shelter provided assembly training with UNHCR and the shelters will be used by Congolese and Burundian refugees, offering them a safer and more dignified place to stay.

I like how spacious it is and that it has a solar light, windows and lock which makes me feel safer,” says Machumi Godas (35), who lives with her son Nestory in a Better Shelter at UNHCR’s Kigoma refugee camp.

Photos: © UNHCR/Georgina Goodwin and © UNHCR/Clemence Eliah


More information about the situation here.

Where we work

Project Information

LocationNyarugusu and Kigoma, Tanzania
ImplementationJun 2018
Number of units3,496
PurposeTemporary housing