NYARUGUSU REFUGEE CAMP, Tanzania, June 29, (UNHCR) – More than 6,000 refugees fleeing Burundi have crossed over into Tanzania in the last three days, taking to over 66,000 the total number of refugees who have arrived from its central African neighbour since May 1, according to the UN refugee agency...
More than 100,000 refugees vaccinated against cholera in Tanzania
UNHCR, 26 Jun 2015
NYARUGUSU REFUGEE CAMP, Tanzania, June 26 (UNHCR) – More than 100,000 refugees have been vaccinated against cholera in a major initiative to prevent a repeat outbreak of the epidemic which killed 31 people last month in northwestern Tanzania.
Twenty five temporary vaccination sites were set up in...
Tanzania cholera epidemic deaths among Burundian refugees and local population halted, new cases down sharply
UNHCR, 26 May 2015
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 26 May 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
In western Tanzania's Lake Tanganyika area, containment measures to deal with a cholera epidemic that has c...
Rescue on Lake Tanganyika
UNHCR TRACKS, 26 May 2015
Kagunga is a small Tanzanian village close to the border with Burundi. Wedged between a steep mountain range and the waters of Lake Tanganyika, it has little access to other parts of Tanzania except by boat. And so, almost overnight, this sleepy fishing community has become the focal point of a huma...
Cholera epidemic among refugee and host communities in Tanzania claims 31 lives, situation worsening
UNHCR, 22 May 2015
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 22 May 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
With refugees still fleeing from Burundi into neighbouring countries, the cholera epidemic declared by the ...