UN agencies, the World Food Programme, non-governmental organizations and the Government of Mozambique are working together to provide aid to people fleeing violence who have arrived in Pemba, Cabo Delgado. Credit: WFP
Daily Noon Briefing Highlights – 26 October 2020
Mozambique: Increased violence and displacement
OCHA reports that at least 10,000 newly internally displaced people have arrived by boat in Pemba, Cabo Delgado’s provincial capital, in the north of Mozambique, since 16 October.
The displaced people, mostly women and children, came from three districts in Cabo Delgado Province – Quissanga, Macomia and Ibo – fleeing the ongoing conflict in the region.
In support of the Government-led response, the UN and partners have provided food and water for more than 5,000 people over the last days. Our humanitarian partners have also put in place measures to prevent possible disease outbreaks, specifically diarrhoea and COVID-19, installing temporary latrines and handwashing facilities, distributing facemasks and setting up an emergency medical tent.
The humanitarian situation in Cabo Delgado has rapidly deteriorated in the past 10 months due to the conflict and violence. More than 300,000 people are now displaced and in need of life-saving assistance. The Humanitarian Rapid Response Plan for Cabo Delgado received around 60 per cent of the $35.5 million requested so far.