24 Jun 2015

UNICEF TANZANIA | Various News Stories

UNICEF TANZANIA | Various News Stories

KIGOMA, United Republic of Tanzania, 23 June 2015 – Emelyne and her 1-year-old twin daughters Lydia and Floride are among the families at the busy nutrition centre in Nyarugusu camp, in Kigoma region. Children admitted with severe acute malnutrition are being given specialized feeding and therapeutic care to help rehabilitate them. Lydia and Floride have been receiving treatment for a week. Read more ...

Updated: 23 June 2015 | UNICEF


" target="_blank">Why three siblings fled Burundi violence to camp in Tanzania

“People were being beaten and killed so we decided to leave”, says 16-year-old Mariama, who has fled Burundi to Tanzania with her two younger siblings that she’s now looking after.
More than 80,000 people, the majority of them children, have fled violent clashes in Burundi to neighbouring Great Lakes countries including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania. Nearly 47,000 refugees have arrived in Tanzania alone. Most have been gathering at the Kagunga reception area, on the border with Burundi. From there, they are being transported to the Nyarugusu camp by boat, then bus.
Locating children who have fled and protecting them is a high priority for us as well as providing them with water, sanitation, health and nutrition supplies.

Published on May 29, 2015 | UNICEF



" target="_blank">Burundi refugees take island route to Tanzania

Many people are escaping the unrest in Burundi, including vulnerable children with no one to look after them. Some are leaving the capital Bujumbura and taking a boat across Lake Tanganyika to the small town of Kigoma in Tanzania. Al Jazeera's Erica Wood reports.

Published on May 26, 2015 | Al Jazeera



'I begged them not to take my arm away': Albino woman reveals the horrific moment gang hacked off her limb with a machete to sell to Tanzanian black magic witchdoctor Kulwa Lusana was 15 when she was attacked by five men in Tanzania They hacked off her right arm with a machete and left her for dead She is one of hundreds of victims of a trade in albino body parts sold for thousands to fuel a trade in black magic potions brewed for 'luck' Kulwa has now learnt to knit one-handed and hopes to start a business.
published in the Daily Mail UK | 7th May 2015