Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tarakea Border Post Study Tour

A visit to the Tarakea border post between Tanzania and Kenya was carried out on 8 January 2015 by IOM-ACBC officials in order fact-find and assess the border management needs of Tanzania along the Namanga – Tanga axis.
The border from Namanga to Tanga, on the coast, is the only part of the Tanzanian border which has not yet received IOM border management assistance and the Tarakea border was identified as a possible staging area for migrant smuggling from Kenya into Tanzania.

The Tarakea border post is located at coordinates 2°59'28.5"S 37°34'05.1"E and is a small-sized border crossing on the northern side of Mt. Kilimanjaro.