Germany Increases Support for Refugees in Tanzania

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The German Embassy announced a contribution of Euro 11 Million (TSH 26,4 Billion) to assist Tanzania in coping with the continued arrival of refugees in its western regions. The additional funds will help support ongoing operations of the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and a number of non-governmental organisations helping with the refugee situation in Tanzania.

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has decided to make these funds available from the Emergency Relief Fund of the Federal Foreign Office as a sign of its solidarity with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania.

The German government would also like to underline its commitment to burden-sharing at a time when Germany itself is host to an ever increasing number of refugees due to the crisis in the Middle East.

On Monday morning, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany hosted a press conference at Umoja House in Dar es Salaam.

H.E. Egon Kochanke responds to the media at the Press Conference

UJERUMANI TANZANIAWFP Tanzania Country Representative, Michael Dunford explains how Euro 6.5 million of the contribution will be used to provide food for over 245,000 refugees residing in western Tanzania.

The panel responds to questions during Monday’s press conference.

From Left to Right: Country Representative for WFP: Michael Dunford, German Ambassador: H.E. Egon Kochanke, Country Representative for UNHCR: Ms. Chansa Kapaya, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry for Home Affairs: H.E. Ambassador Hassan Simba Yahya and Director of Refugees in the Ministry of Home Affairs: Harrison Mseke.

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