FRANCE SUPPORTS WFP CASH PROGRAMME FOR REFUGEES IN TANZANIA

 03 July 2017   KASULU – The Government of France has contributed EUR 250,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) so that refugees in Tanzania can receive further cash assistance. Following a previous allocation of funds (EUR 750,000) last year, this contribution confirms the commitment of the French Government towards food security and inclusive approaches.In December 2016, WFP began distributing TSh 20,000 (US$9.00) each month to 10,000 refugees as part of a pilot programme, implemented in collaboration with partners including the Government of Tanzania and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). France’s contribution enables WFP to continue the cash programme for 10,000 refugees for an additonal two months.Under the programme, refugees receive rations of fortified vegetable oil and porridge blend, while rations of maize meal, pulses and salt are replaced with cash. Before the launch of the cash programme...

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UNDP to build on projects in Zanzibar - announces Sh220m of support

Water and Sanitation projects to ‘Leave No one Behind’Zanzibar, 22 June 2017 – The UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez yesterday visited Zanzibar in a continuation and expansion of UNDP-supported projects in Unguja and Pemba. The UN Chief made several stops in Unguja, to see several water-access projects as well as an environmental conservation project.  The three-day field visit in Zanzibar is part of UN efforts to monitor projects and meet beneficiaries in communities.  In Unguja, Mr. Rodriguez visited a USD 90,000 water project in Kijwajuni Constituency, Zanzibar Town, where the lives of over 25,000 people have improved through the project which facilitates access to clean...

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UNFPA mourns passing of Executive Director

With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his home last night.  He was 68 years old.“This is a devastating loss for UNFPA and for the people, especially women, girls and youth, he dedicated his life to serving, starting from when he became a doctor in Nigeria. UNFPA expresses its deep sympathy to his family and prays that they have the fortitude to bear this great loss,” said UNFPA management.  “Dr. Osotimehin was bold and never afraid of a challenge and his strong leadership helped keep the health and rights of the world’s women and girls high on the global agenda. He understood that the world’s 1.8 billion young people are truly its greatest hope for the...

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UFARANSA YASAIDIA MRADI WA WFP

 03 Julai 2017 UFARANSA YASAIDIA MRADI WA WFP WA UTOAJI FEDHA TASLIMU KWA WAKIMBIZI NCHINI TANZANIA   KASULU – Serikali ya Ufaransa imetoa mchango wa EUR 250,000 kwa Shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la Mpango wa Chakula Duniani (WFP) ili wakimbizi wanaoishi nchini Tanzania wapate msaada zaidi wa fedha taslimu. Mchango huu unafuatia ule wa EUR 750,000 za mwaka jana, huu ukiwa uthibitisho wa utayari wa Serikali ya Ufaransa katika kuimarisha njia za kuleta usalama wa chakula na ujumuishi.Mwezi Desemba 2016, WFP ilianza kutoa TSh 20,000 (Dola za Marekani 9.00) kila mwezi kwa wakimbizi 10,000 kama sehemu ya programu ya majaribio inayotekelezwa kwa ushirikiano na Serikali ya Tanzania na Shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la Kuhudumia Wakimbizi  (UNHCR)...

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UN Statement on US Decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the US decision to withdraw from the Paris AgreementThe decision by the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change is a major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security.The Paris Agreement was adopted by all the world’s nations in 2015 because they recognize the immense harm that climate change is already causing and the enormous opportunity that climate action presents.  It offers a meaningful yet flexible framework for action by all countries.The transformation envisaged in the Paris Agreement is already underway.  The Secretary-General remains confident that cities, states and businesses within the United States -- along...

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Appreciating UN Peacekeepers

UN Peacekeepers from the United Republic of Tanzania. (Photo | Sebomi Jang)International UN Peacekeepers Day is marked on May 29th every year and this year the United Nations in collaboration with the government of the United Republic of Tanzania and the international community commemorated the day at Mnazi Mmoja Grounds in Dar es Salaam. This year's theme was “Investing in Peace around the World”.Mr. Michael Dunford, UN Resident Coordinator a.i. and WFP Representative lays a wreath to honour UN Peacekeepers who have fallen in the line of duty. (Photo | Sebomi Jang)Mr. Michael Dunford, UN Resident Coordinator a.i. and World Food Programme (WFP) Representative layed a wreath at the commemorations to honour the over 3,500 peacekeepers that have fallen in the line of duty since...

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1.5 Million Tanzanians Set for Social Protection

 The Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) Productive Social Safety Net (PSSN) programme enables households to graduate out of both food and basic-needs poverty.The program provides cash transfers to poor and vulnerable households with the condition that the transfers are used on health and education services along with opportunities to earn additional income through public works and livelihoods.PSSN aims at enabling the 1.1million poor households living under the poverty line in 161 Project Area Authorities to increase incomes and opportunities while improving consumption.Recently, a joint field visit to PSSN projects in Simiyu was conducted by, TASAF, the International Development Acssociation (IDA), the European Union, the Swedish International Development Cooperation...

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