Immigration detention across the Africa region is an ongoing concern.

Contributing to this concern however is the lack of clear and transparent information about who is detained, where people are detained, for what purpose and for how long.

These questions are critical when it comes to building strategies to prevent immigration detention from occurring, particularly for vulnerable groups.

In Tanzania this month, IDC member Asylum Access Tanzania, together with local NGOs, initiated an exploration of the issues surrounding immigration detention in Tanzania and potential advocacy strategies to address issues exposed.