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OCHA - Situation Report - Highlights ()

  • Violence and conflict in northern Mozambique continued to drive massive displacement, increasing the need for humanitarian assistance in the region.
  • The number of people internally displaced due to attacks and increased from 172,000 in April 2020 to over 732,000 people by the end of April 2021.
  • Most recently, the attack on Palma on 24 March and following clashes across the district have forced nearly 68,000 people to flee their homes and move to safer areas.
  • Repeated displacement & the destruction of livelihoods are exhausting families’ scarce resources, leading to a severe hunger crisis amidst multiple health & protection emergencies.
  • Humanitarians are working to scale-up the response and assisted over 710,000 people in the first four months of 2021. However, the severe lack of funding is hampering the response.
Northern Mozambique - Food Insecurity and Displacement Map
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Mozambique: the cost of inaction (as of June 2021)

THE SITUATION IN NORTHERN MOZAMBIQUE Violence and conflict in northern Mozambique since October 2017 have caused one of the fastest-growing displacement crises in the world. The number of people...

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  • People in Need

    1,300,000 48% decrease since 11 Sep 2019

    Source: OCHA
  • People Targeted for Assistance

    1,100,000 45% decrease since 11 Sep 2019

    Source: OCHA
  • Children in Need

    1,300,000 30% increase since 27 Mar 2019

    Source: UNICEF
  • People in Food Crisis/Emergency (IPC phase 3+)

    135,350 92% decrease since 25 Jul 2019

    Source: IPC
  • Children Acutely Malnourished

    74,704 169% increase since 30 Jul 2020

    Source: IPC
  • Pregnant or Lactating Women Acutely Malnourished


    Source: IPC

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