There is a growing humanitarian crisis in Cabo Delgado province, in northern Mozambique.
According to the « Aid to the Church in Need » Foundation , cases of cholera and malaria are increasing among the more than 600 thousand displaced persons fleeing the armed attacks in the region. The camps have been abandoned and the drought makes the situation even more difficult.
<blockquote class= »twitter-tweet »><p lang= »en » dir= »ltr »>Pemba, Mozambique<br>Children take refuge after fleeing armed attacks. Thousands of families are in need of food aid in the humanitarian crisis affecting the northern province of Cabo Delgado<br>Photograph: Ricardo Franco/EPA <a href= »https://t.co/OIIHsG16sW »>pic.twitter.com/OIIHsG16sW</a></p>— Pixiedust (@PixiedustJtT) <a href= »https://twitter.com/PixiedustJtT/status/1286065989751316486?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw »>July 22, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src= »https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js » charset= »utf-8″></script>
Henriques Laba, Mute inhabitant:
« The situation is now getting worse because we are hungry and we have no support. »
The main road in the region is cut for security reasons and humanitarian aid has no way to reach several points in the province.
Ali Shabby, displaced from Lumbe says:
« We are not eating anything … we only eat vegetables. »
<blockquote class= »twitter-tweet »><p lang= »en » dir= »ltr »>International aid groups say northern Mozambique’s humanitarian crisis is growing quickly, with more than 650,000 people displaced by the Islamic extremist insurgency in Cabo Delgado province. <a href= »https://t.co/X39WznT4xe »>https://t.co/X39WznT4xe</a></p>— AP Africa (@AP_Africa) <a href= »https://twitter.com/AP_Africa/status/1371855829687795712?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw »>March 16, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src= »https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js » charset= »utf-8″></script>
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates that there are about 950,000 people « facing severe hunger » in northern Mozambique, a quarter of whom are children.