Organizations in Tanzania View all

Australia, Ecuador, Mongolia, Portugal, Tanzania
Education, Human Rights

Health, Education
Our mission is to provide better access to healthcare and education in Tanzania.

Ghana, Haiti, Kenya, Tanzania
People Helping Children helps orphaned and abandoned children throughout the world.

Congo (Democratic Republic), Haiti, Mexico, Tanzania
Dot Products is a school supply company that funds education for students around the world. Every product we sell funds half a day of school for our students with our partner organizations in Congo, Tanzania, and Mexico.
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Causes We Support

Human Rights
Clean Water
Most Tanzanians live off of the land, but the resources that come from the environment are in danger because of illegal and unsustainable deforestation projects.1 28% of the land is protected by national parks, but because of animal migration patterns and crop rotations, this does not solve the vast problems that deforestation and pollution are causing.2 In 2017, Tanzania began to take environmental protection more seriously by putting economic sanctions and penalties on companies who fail to effectively dispose industrial waste.3

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Tanzania News

The Guardian 
He had been working in Tanzania for many years, exposing and jailing wildlife poachers and traffickers, and he had received a number of death threats. Tanzania's director for criminal investigation, Robert Boaz, said a murder investigation was underway. See more..
New Zealand Herald 
DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) " Authorities in Tanzania say they have seized 368 kilograms (811 pounds) of ivory tusks that conservationists believe were taken from 15 slain elephants. Tourism Minister Jumanne Maghembe says the tusks are from elephants ... See more.. 
The National Panel Survey of 2014/15 carried out on Tanzania's households by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that the rate of divorce has doubled within the last six years (by survey date), a situation that threatens the future of that ... See more..
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WORKING WITH PARTNERS UNHCR works closely with other UN agencies through the UN Reform, Delivering as One initiative and participates in the UN ... See more.. 
Maputo — A court in the northern Mozambican province of Niassa has ordered the deportation to Tanzania of 10 Tanzanian citizens found guilty of looting mineral resources inside the Niassa National Reserve. The court sentenced the ten men, who had ... See more..
ARUSHA, Tanzania, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Tanzanian government has threatened to deregister tour operators running against rules and regulations governing the tourism industry in the east African nation. Jumanne Maghembe, Tanzanian Minister of Natural ... See more..
Sioux City Journal 
SIOUX CITY | U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, was in Tanzania on Friday, tweeting that he was pleased to see the return of the "miracle children," as they made it. See more.. 
THE government has banned nurses and health attendants from being in charge of public dispensaries with effect from December 30, this year. Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu announced it ... See more..
BBC News 
More than 100 Maasai huts in Tanzania have been allegedly burned down by game reserve authorities near the Serengeti National Park. Hundreds of people have reportedly been left homeless by the evacuation of local pastoral communities. One young ... See more..
The Guardian 
Along the west side lie the steep-faced Udzungwa mountains, one of the last pristine rainforests in Tanzania. The Kilombero river runs through the red soils of the valley, flooding in November or December and subsiding by June. Down the longer eastern ... See more..
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Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique

Total 947,300 sq km
Land 885,800 sq km
Water 61,500 sq km

***NOTE*** includes the islands of Mafia, Pemba, and Zanzibar

varies from tropical along coast to temperate in highlands
Natural Resources

hydropower, tin, phosphates, iron ore, coal, diamonds, gemstones, gold, natural gas, nickel ;
Natural Hazards

flooding on the central plateau during the rainy season; drought

volcanism: limited volcanic activity; Ol Doinyo Lengai (elev. 2,962 m) has emitted lava in recent years; other historically active volcanoes include Kieyo and Meru limited volcanic activity; Ol Doinyo Lengai (elev. 2,962 m) has emitted lava in recent years; other historically active volcanoes include Kieyo and Meru
Current Environmental Issues

soil degradation; deforestation; desertification; destruction of coral reefs threatens marine habitats; recent droughts affected marginal agriculture; wildlife threatened by illegal hunting and trade, especially for ivory


48,261,942 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


Tanzania is one of the world's poorest economies in terms of per capita income, however, it has achieved high overall growth rates based on gold production and tourism. Tanzania has largely completed its transition to a liberalized market economy, though the government retains a presence in sectors such as telecommunications, banking, energy, and mining. The economy depends on agriculture, which accounts for more than one-quarter of GDP, provides 85% of exports, and employs about 80% of the work force. The World Bank, the IMF, and bilateral donors have provided funds to rehabilitate Tanzania's aging economic infrastructure, including rail and port ...See More infrastructure that are important trade links for inland countries. Recent banking reforms have helped increase private-sector growth and investment, and the government has increased spending on agriculture to 7% of its budget. The financial sector in Tanzania has expanded in recent years and foreign-owned banks account for about 48% of the banking industry''s total assets. Competition among foreign commercial banks has resulted in significant improvements in the efficiency and quality of financial services, though interest rates are still relatively high, reflecting high fraud risk. All land in Tanzania is owned by the government, which can lease land for up to 99 years. Proposed reforms to allow for land ownership, particularly foreign land ownership, remain unpopular. Continued donor assistance and solid macroeconomic policies supported a positive growth rate, despite the world recession. In 2008, Tanzania received the world''s largest Millennium Challenge Compact grant, worth $698 million, and in December 2012 the Millennium Challenge Corporation selected Tanzania for a second Compact. Dar es Salaam used fiscal stimulus and loosened monetary policy to ease the impact of the global recession. GDP growth in 2009-12 was a respectable 6% per year due to high gold prices and increased production. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$75.07 billion (2012 est.); $70.26 billion (2011 est.); $66 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

25.1% of GDP (2012 est.); 17.6% of GDP (2011 est.); 20.1% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, sisal, tea, cotton, pyrethrum (insecticide made from chrysanthemums), cashew nuts, tobacco, cloves, corn, wheat, cassava (tapioca), bananas, fruits, vegetables; cattle, sheep, goats

agricultural processing (sugar, beer, cigarettes, sisal twine); mining (diamonds, gold, and iron), salt, soda ash; cement, oil refining, shoes, apparel, wood products, fertilizer