WFP Mozambique Country Brief, June 2022


In Numbers

  • 897,968 people assisted in June 2022

  • 2,933 MT of food assistance dispatched

  • USD 4.8 million cash-based transfers made

  • USD 137 million six-month (July - December 2022) net funding requirements

Emergency Response

Northern Mozambique Displacement Crisis

• In June 2022, WFP provided life-saving food assistance to 395,524 people in northern Mozambique. Due to funding constraints and growing needs, WFP was forced to reduce distributions to half rations from April - July 2022, and until further funding is confirmed.

• WFP plans to assist 925,825 people with life-saving food assistance in northern Mozambique in the July cycle.

• To ensure the most vulnerable people in northern Mozambique are reached despite limited resources, WFP is conducting a vulnerabilitybased targeting exercise to prioritize assistance according to vulnerability instead of displacement status. WFP wants to make sure that food assistance is reaching those who need it most while mitigating protection issues and enhancing the transparency of humanitarian assistance.

• To build livelihoods in Cabo Delgado, WFP is supporting 44,000 people with agricultural kits for the 2021/2022 main planting season in 5 districts.

• WFP requires USD 17.3 million per month to sustain the northern Mozambique operations. If additional funds are not received in a timely manner, a complete disruption of operations is expected in October 2022.

Tropical Cyclone Gombe

• Severe tropical cyclone Gombe made landfall in March 2022 affecting more than 700,00 people in Nampula, Zambezia, and Tete provinces.
Following WFP’s initial support to the Government in providing 24,480 people with in-kind/cash assistance and 18,415 people with 30-days return ration kits, WFP is currently in the recovery phase (MaySeptember). Providing affected populations with 3-month recovery food assistance complemented with seed vouchers to revive their livelihoods in Nampula, Zambezia, and Tete. Expected coverage is around 66,000 people with three-month recovery food assistance and 29,000 people with seed vouchers.