Providing dignity and hope for refugees in Tanzania

Region: Africa
Country: Tanzania
Year: 2018
Shelter: RHU
Project size: 1001-5000
Modality: Temporary shelter
Sector: Shelter
Partner: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Support: Capacity Building

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 a lack of funding within the international organizations.

As part of its operations in the country and region, UNHCR implemented over 3000 Better Shelter Relief Housing Units (RHU) to serve as temporary family shelters for Congolese and Burundian refugees in situations of displacement.

“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

More information about the situation here.