TANZANIA / REFUGEE TREE PROJECT

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UNHCR initiated projects to replant, foster tree nurseries to help refugees in Tanzania as the environment has come under increasing pressure due to clearing land for farming and cutting trees for firewood. UNHCR
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STORY: TANZANIA / REFUGEE TREE PROJECT
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SOURCE: UNHCR
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / KIRUNDI / NATS

DATELINE: 01 NOVEMBER 2017, NYARAGUSU CAMP, TANZANIA / 01 NOVEMBER 2017, OUTSKIRTS OF NYARAGUSU CAMP, TANZANIA / 01 NOVEMBER 2017, NYARAGUSU TREE NURSERY, TANZANIA / 02 NOVEMBER 2017, NDUTA TREE NURSERY, NDUTA CAMP, TANZANIA / 03 NOVEMBER 2017, NDUTA CAMP, TANZANIA

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02 NOVEMBER 2017, NDUTA TREE NURSERY, NDUTA CAMP, TANZANIA

1. Various shots, Wizeyimana Siwajibu working
2. SOUNDBITE (Kirundi) Wizeyimana Siwajibu, Burundian Refugee:
“I’m responsible for watering all the trees in the nursery, in particularly the mango and paw paw trees, I need to make sure they are all watered.”
3. Close up, Siwajibu in the field

01 NOVEMBER 2017, OUTSKIRTS OF NYARAGUSU CAMP, TANZANIA

4. Wide shot, young boy carrying wood
5. Wide shot, refugee carrying wood

01 NOVEMBER 2017, NYARAGUSU TREE NURSERY, TANZANIA

6. Various shots, Philidorius Barige in nursery

7. UPSOUND (English) Philidorius Barige, Project Officer, Community Environmental Management and Development Organisation:
“It is millions of trees have been cut down for the purpose of construction as well as for the purpose of energy for cooking. We established it in July, and the nursery is hosting two types of species. We have timber species and firewood species.”

8. Various shots, refugee in tree nursery

02 NOVEMBER 2017, TREE NURSERY NEAR THE TOWN OF KASUBU, TANZANIA

9. Various shots, Tanzanian woman watering trees

01 NOVEMBER 2017, NYARAGUSU CAMP, TANZANIA

10. Various shots, woman cooking using firewood

03 NOVEMBER 2017, NDUTA CAMP, TANZANIA

11. Med shot, cooking on firewood

01 NOVEMBER 2017, NYARAGUSU CAMP, TANZANIA

12. Wide shot, Janet Hafashimana putting LPG canister on her head
13. UPSOUND (Kirundi) Janet Hafashimana, Burundian refugee:
“Collecting firewood is a problem, and then when we cook with firewood inside the house there are so many problems, it could burn the house down.”

14. Med shot, Janet Hafashimana walking through camp
15. Wide shot, Janet Hafashimana cooking with gas
16. Med shot, Janet Hafashimana
17. SOUNDBITE (Kirundi) Janet Hafashimana, Burundian refugee:
“When I went to collect firewood it would take a long time, so the children couldn’t eat until I got back.”

02 NOVEMBER 2017, TREE NURSERY NEAR THE TOWN OF KASUBU, TANZANIA
18. Wide shot, Tanzanian woman watering trees
19. Close up, tree saplings

02 NOVEMBER 2017, NDUTA TREE NURSERY, NDUTA CAMP, TANZANIA

20. Wide shot, three refugees tending to the trees

STORYLINE:

With more than 310,000 refugees living in Tanzania alongside host communities in heavily populated areas, the environment has come under increasing pressure as people clear land for farming and cut trees for firewood. The results could have a dramatic long-term impact on the East African country, but new initiatives are also spring up -- to replant, foster tree nurseries and use sustainable practices to the benefit of all.

Wizeyimana Siwajibu is a Burundian refugee living in Tanzania.

She works as a gardener at this nursery outside of Nduta camp.

SOUNDBITE (Kirundi) Wizeyimana Siwajibu, Burundian Refugee:
“I’m responsible for watering all the trees in the nursery, in particularly the mango and paw paw trees, I need to make sure they are all watered.”

The nursery is one of 14 located inside, and around refugee camps.

They were started to help offset deforestation.

It’s a problem for refugees and the host community.

UPSOUND (English) Philidorius Barige, Project Officer, Community Environmental Management and Development Organisation:
“It is millions of trees have been cut down for the purpose of construction as well as for the purpose of energy for cooking. We established it in July, and the nursery is hosting two types of species. We have timber species and firewood species.”

Two million trees will be planted over the next year, across the camps and surrounding areas.

Some nurseries are growing fruit trees too, in order to help the environment and providing food.

But the full impact won’t be felt for years.

Alternative sources for fuel are needed now.

UPSOUND (Kirundi) Janet Hafashimana, Burundian refugee:
“Collecting firewood is a problem, and then when we cook with firewood inside the house there are so many problems, it could burn the house down.”

Janet Hafashimana now collects gas canisters instead.

Her family is one of over 3,000 receiving cooking gas from the LPG project.

It’s made all the difference to her safety, and her health.

SOUNDBITE (Kirundi) Janet Hafashimana, Burundian refugee:
“When I went to collect firewood it would take a long time, so the children couldn’t eat until I got back.”

UNHCR and partner organizations are working to address the challenges for the entire community by setting up tree nurseries both inside refugee camps and in the surrounding communities. The plan is to plant 2 million trees over the next year. Projects like LPG, which is providing cooking gas to refugees, offer more immediate solutions to environmental challenges and the need to find alternative fuel sources.

Both projects are examples of what needs to be replicated and scaled up, as UNHCR leads a process to develop a global compact on refugees, to ensure that host countries have the support to manage the effects, including environmental issues, of large numbers of refugees.
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