Famed for both its rich wildlife and Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest mountain – Tanzania has been spared much of the instability that has struck other East African states. However, this has not translated into prosperity for the majority of Tanzanians who are still living below the poverty line.
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) first worked in Tanzania in 1993. We returned in 2015 to provide medical assistance to the large numbers of Burundian and Congolese refugees living in overcrowded camps in the country’s northeast. This work includes supplying safe drinking water and sanitation, as well as responding to huge numbers of malaria patients.