The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) established operations in Tanzania in October 2015 to provide emergency assistance to Burundi refugees that were fleeing the violence that ensued following disputed presidential election in April 2015. From the onset, DRC’s operations in Tanzania have been based in Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps with the main programme office located in Kibondo.
Since the beginning of the operation, DRC has been delivering an integrated multi-sectoral assistance that combines camp coordination, protection and livelihoods, in order to address the population’s needs as a whole.
With the displacement from Burundi expected to be protracted – given the non-resolution of the political situation and complex land issues, and despite the beginning of a voluntary repatriation process. DRC is progressively shifting from an emergency phase to more longer-term intervention, including through support to the host communities around the camps.
DRC’s main activities currently comprise of: