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Tanzania Immigration Detention

Although it no longer hosts the hundreds of thousands of refugees that it did during the 1990s, Tanzania continues to be a refugee destination country and it also serves as an important transit country for migrants heading to South Africa. The country does not have a dedicated immigration detention centre and instead uses local police stations, prisons, and remand homes to detain migrants until they can be deported.

Tanzania Quick Facts

  • International migrants:
    312,800
    New asylum applications :
    202