Contributions of Humanitarian agencies among refugees and host communities in Handeni District, Tanzania

Dr. Nelson Jagero, Timothy Asasira

Abstract


This study focused on the Contributions of Humanitarian agencies among refugees and host communities in Handeni District, Tanzania. A sample of 420 respondents was taken for study using simple random and purposive sampling, while data was analyzed using the SPSS computer package. The findings considered the following as critical for resolution, promotion of dialogue between refugees and the host communities and change of perception and attitude towards refugees considered naturally violent.  This has been reduced through peace campaigns by humanitarian agencies to ensure co-existence between refugees and host community. Issues on resource sharing, capacity building extension workers, ensuring basic services of equality as those available for host authority populations are provided to the refugees, developing a range of options with levels of self-help and related costs and loans relative to sanitation as they explore opportunities brought about by refugees.

Keywords: Refugee, humanitarian agencies, host communities, Tanzania


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jpag.v2i1.1266

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