UNICEF Tanzania Annual Report 2015
In 2015 the UNICEF Programme in Tanzania was substantially affected by two major emergencies that required a significant reorientation in focus in order to respond. Between May and December 2015 over 122,000 refugees from Burundi crossed into Tanzania. UNICEF responded with life-saving interventions in health, nutrition and WASH, addressed critical child protection issues and set up child-friendly spaces and schools to help the refugee children experience a sense of normalcy. The second emergency was a major outbreak of cholera which spread from Dar es Salaam to 19 of the 22 regions on the mainland as well as the islands of Zanzibar. Between July and December 2015 over 12,000 cases were reported, with 202 deaths. UNICEF responded with supplies for treatment of cholera cases, water treatment chemicals, and behaviour-change communication activities to provide vital information to households to help them protect themselves from the outbreak.