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A girl carries a jerrycan of water on her head at the Benaco camp in the north-western Ngara region of the United Republic of Tanzania.

Ensuring an effective health and nutrition response in emergencies is vital as Tanzania suffers from multiple small-scale emergencies such as drought, food shortages, flooding, and earthquakes that can lead to outbreaks of measles, cholera and other diarrheal diseases in which children are particularly vulnerable.

UNICEF plays a lead role in the national coordination for emergency response by preparing plans in collaboration with other key stakeholders. UNICEF has prepositioned emergency health supplies in six health zones.



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