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19 Jun 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

39 Dead, More Than 1,000 Displaced in Recent Attacks

(Johannesburg) – Attacks by armed groups in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado have killed at least 39 people and displaced more than 1,000 since May 2018. Hundreds of families fled their villages after suspected members of an armed Islamist group burned down their houses during nighttime attacks.

14 Jun 2018 description

SADC and Maputo should be very concerned about the spike in terrorist-type violence.

BY PETER FABRICIUS

A sudden upsurge in brutal violence in northern Mozambique, including the beheadings of women and children, has sounded alarms that a violent jihadist movement like Boko Haram or al-Shabaab could be evolving. Since October last year, over 50 people have been killed in about 20 attacks in Cabo Delgado province on the Tanzania border.

12 Jun 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation Eric Morier-Genoud, Lecturer in African history, Queen's University Belfast

Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province is being held to ransom by an Islamist guerrilla movement. After months of skirmishes between police and members of the Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah, the region has now erupted into full violence.

08 Jun 2018 description
  • Amnesty International calls for swift action to protect villagers from killings

  • At least 37 people have been killed in the past two weeks

05 Jun 2018 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cities where infrastructure has not kept pace with population growth face challenges of exposure and vulnerability to droughts, flooding and tropical cyclones

  • With IDA support, Beira city improved urban planning and strengthened resilience, reducing risks of flooding by an estimated 70% and benefiting 300,000 people

05 Jun 2018 description

By Marian Amaka Odenigbo, Elena Bertusi and Narciso Manhenje

Producers in Montepuez District, Cabo Delgado Province (northern Mozambique) and members of Wapaja Hiliyale Farmer Field School are expanding their production areas, improving yields, incomes, and ensuring food security all-year-round. Since 2016, the national public extension services through the PSP project are integrating nutrition education within the Farmer Field School Groups (FFS), thus contributing to improved nutritional status of the most vulnerable groups, such as children and pregnant women.

01 Jun 2018 description

Maize, maize meal and rice are the most important food commodities for poor. Maize is the staple food for the poor, with maize meal most often used as a substitute. Rice is also used as alternate staple as it compete with maize meal and is important for all wealth groups particularly for the middle and better off. Each of the markets represented here act as indicators for the broader region.

29 May 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

A suspected Islamist armed group attacked two rural village in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado over the weekend, killing at least 10 people, including children. According to local authorities, the attackers abducted residents from Monjane and Ulumbi village, near the coastal town of Palma, who were found beheaded on Sunday in nearby bush.

This is the fourth attack by alleged Islamists since April.

26 May 2018 description

The start of the 2018 harvest marginally improves household food security

Key Messages:

26 May 2018 description

Dr James Kearney, Advocacy Director

At the end of 2017, AOAV travelled to Mozambique where we interviewed victims of landmines from Ethiopia, Mozambique and Uganda in an attempt to answer the question: ‘when the landmines are gone, what challenges remain for those who have been maimed by them?’ This is a record of their testimonies.

Introduction: an international challenge; a personal trial

22 May 2018 description

Operational Context

Malnutrition is a severe public health concern and food insecurity remains a cyclical problem in Mozambique. Forty-three percent of children under the age of five are stunted (SETSAN 2013). In the northern region, the prevalence of stunting exceeds 50 percent. Wasting stands at 6 percent of children under the age of five and is aggravated by factors such as limited hygienic conditions and the lack of access to health services and potable water. HIV prevalence is high (13 percent) and is associated with acute malnutrition.

22 May 2018 description

Crisis outcomes emerging in parts of southern semiarid areas

Key Messages

11 May 2018 description

It’s unclear if new leadership will steer Renamo towards parliamentary politics or election boycotts and violence.

BY PETER FABRICIUS

The sudden death on 3 May of Afonso Dhlakama, leader of the Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo) party, has created both risks and opportunities for his party and the country. The 65-year-old Dhlakama saw himself as a champion of Mozambique’s democracy, but was a hands-on dictator within Renamo.

09 May 2018 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2018 — The World Bank approved today an International Development Association (IDA)* grant of $150 million in support of the Government of Mozambique’s Integrated Feeder Road Development Project that will enhance road access in the provinces of Zambezia and Nampula, where most of the country’s rural poor live.

04 May 2018 description

"Mangroves are our first line of defence"

By Adela Suliman

BONN, Germany, April 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mozambique not only has one of Africa's longest coastlines; it is also the final destination for at least nine transnational rivers.

That makes it a hostage to geography, says Manuel de Araujo, the mayor of Quelimane, a port city of 450,000 people that lies about 1,000 kilometres (623 miles) north of the capital Maputo.

28 Apr 2018 description

Maize, maize meal and rice are the most important food commodities for poor. Maize is the staple food for the poor, with maize meal most often used as a substitute. Rice is also used as alternate staple as it compete with maize meal and is important for all wealth groups particularly for the middle and better off. Each of the markets represented here act as indicators for the broader region.

27 Apr 2018 description

Objective: To restore the agricultural capacity of El Niño affected communities and make them more resilient to future climate shocks.

Key partners: The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security.

Beneficiaries reached: 21 296 households.

Activities implemented:

  • Identified and sensitized project beneficiaries.

  • Procured and distributed farmer households with seed kits containing 219 tonnes of cereals and 59 tonnes of legumes.

26 Apr 2018 description

Stressed outcomes persist in southern and central regions despite harvest season

KEY MESSAGES