Tanzania is hosting around 300,000 refugees, mainly from neighbouring Burundi. Due to ongoing unrest there, people continue to pour across the border.
This additional pressure on the already full and overstretched camps leaves the humanitarian organisations working there struggling to provide adequate shelter, water and sanitation.
Housing new arrivals in overcrowded and unhygienic communal shelters exacerbated the spread of diseases, particularly malaria, diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections.
To meet the increased demand for care, we provide services across the three camps – Nyarugusu, Nduta and Mtendeli, including restructuring existing facilities in Nyarugusu and Nduta to respond to the huge number of patients suffering from malaria.
Mental health in Nduta camp
Nduta camp hosts an estimated 101,000 Burundian refugees.
We are the main healthcare provider in the camp, and the only organisation offering a full range of medical services, including reproductive healthcare, treatment for malnutrition and care for victims of sexual violence.