Mozambique: Humanitarian response improves living conditions in Cabo Delgado

The armed conflict in Cabo Delgado affects thousands of families in Mozambique. Some 950,000 people had been internally displaced by the end of June 2022, according to the UN Migration Agency (IOM). The effects of climate change have increased the vulnerability of the population, causing the displacement and destruction of homes, health facilities and crops.

To respond to the humanitarian consequences, we provided emergency assistance and sustainable programs to displaced people. To meet the urgent needs of these families, we provided basic household items, including tarpaulins for the shelters, in collaboration with the Mozambique Red Cross (CVM). As part of our response to improve community resilience, we have improved access to healthcare, clean water and livelihoods. We have developed an urban water distribution system in Montepuez and strengthened health services with the opening of six health centers. We supported the vaccination against Covid 19 of 1.4 million people in conflict-affected areas and three hard-to-reach districts in central provinces.

We visited prisons and carried out a health and sanitation assessment to support future actions for people deprived of their liberty. We also help locate and reunite family members who have been separated due to the conflict. To improve knowledge of International Humanitarian Law (IHL), which aims to protect civilians in situations of armed conflict, we cooperate with the defense and security forces of Mozambique and other countries, the judiciary and academia. .

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