COVID-19 Rapid Needs Assessments – Tanzania

The Tanzanian government has not released aggregate numbers of COVID-19 cases or deaths since April 29. However, anecdotal information suggests that since then the number of cases and deaths continue to rise. While currently there are no cases of COVID-19 in the three camps where HelpAge is working with refugees from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) the potential impact of a COVID-19 outbreak in the camps could be devasting. To better understand how the virus is affecting these older people and to determine future programming needs, HelpAge undertook a multi-sector Rapid Needs Assessment in Nyarugusu, Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps in Kigoma, Tanzania.