Urban Refugee and Vulnerable Groups Project funded by ELCA in 2021. Focused on refugees and vulnerable groups living legally in Dar es Salaam region; Who are in need of humanitarian assistance. TCRS provides psychosocial support to orphans and urban refugees, used clothes and training for VICOBA groups, and other Income Generating Activities.
TCRS in Kigoma Region has been receiving funds that aimed to complement the government efforts in supporting the local community under the Kigoma Joint Programme (KJP). The KJP programme cuts across multiple sectors to improve development and human security in Kigoma. Expanding and increasing the support to host communities will help to promote socio-economic development and decrease tensions and misunderstandings between the refugee/migrant population and the host population. So far TCRS has been receiving this funding through UNICEF and UN-HABITAT in supporting WASH-related activities.
TCRS responds to emergencies and disasters by providing relief services to affected communities and, within the ACT network and in the framework of ACT Forum Tanzania. Over the years, TCRS has been in the fore-front, building capacities of member churches for disaster preparedness, focused at minimizing people’s vulnerabilities in case of potential or recurrent disasters. In year 2015, TCRS intervened in the Mwakata Ward, Kahama District rainy storm victims by supporting them with food and seeds. Likewise, in 2016, TCRS intervened by providing food, seeds, clothes, plastic sheets, school uniform and psycho-social support to the earthquake victims in the Kagera Region. In 2018, TCRS intervened in the Nyumba Ya Mungu flood victims in the Same and Mwanga districts in Kilimanjaro region by providing food, assorted clothes, plastic sheets for shelter, water treatment tablets, mosquitonets, mates as beddings, mattresses for pregnant and lactating mothers and the elderly. Khangas and health kits were given to reproductive women. Psychosocial-counseling was also done to the entire population of victims
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