WFP warns that without urgent funding, one of the world’s fastest-growing displacement crises in northern Mozambique risks becoming a hunger emergency.
People have scattered in many different directions since the recent attacks in Palma, Cabo Delgado Province. They’ve had to flee leaving behind all their belongings and families have been separated.
WFP is working around the clock to assist people in need following the latest outbreak of violence in northern Mozambique and aims to reach up to 50,000 people affected by the attacks.
More than 668,000 people, mainly women and children, were forced to flee their homes without any belongings due to the ongoing crisis. Without the humanitarian community, these people would not be able to meet their basic needs.
In the weeks after the strongest storm to ever hit the country, WFP’s emergency assistance kick-started the recovery of 1.8 million people. But many others, who are still struggling today, face a bleak and uncertain future.
The storm hit Mozambique at one of the worst possible times: January to March is the peak lean season - when people struggle the most to find food.
Escalating conflict and a deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Cabo Delgado province has left communities stranded and struggling.
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Conflict, violence and coronavirus have left people without access to food and livelihoods in the Cabo Delgado region of Mozambique.
“Move to higher ground!” “Keep your family together!” “Keep your phones charged and dry!” These were the warnings that rang out in the hours before the storm hit.
The sheer scale and complexity of the challenges in Africa and other regions will stretch the resources and capacity of WFP and other agencies to the limit.