Implementing a Revised Refugee Policy for Urban Refugees in Tanzania


Although well known as a host for refugees in rural camps, Tanzania also hosts a large population of urban refugees. Like most urban refugees in Africa, these refugees live without legal status and without humanitarian or resettlement assistance. There are indications that Tanzania will adopt a revised policy that will recognise urban refugees. However, a revised policy will likely continue to make use of refugee camps and to impose restrictions on refugees who intend to legally reside outside of camps. The Tanzanian government may be able to take steps to mitigate the impact of these limitations.

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Full text in Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration.


Publication Type Report
Year 2012
Author(s) Pangilinan C
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