Tanzania: Refugees

Department for International Development written question – answered on 18th March 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to help the Government of Tanzania to host 335,000 refugees.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

DFID is one of the largest donors to humanitarian work in Tanzania. We have provided support such as food, shelter and protection to over 328,000 Burundian and Congolese refugees and asylum seekers since 2015, and funded reintegration assistance for over 3,600 refugees who chose to return to Burundi, as well as providing additional support to host communities.

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