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USAID is providing humanitarian assistance to conflict-affected communities in Mozambique.
USAID is providing humanitarian assistance to conflict-affected communities in Mozambique.
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Key Developments

Up to 2.5 million people in Mozambique will likely require emergency food assistance through December, according to FEWS NET. Crisis—IPC 3—acute food insecurity outcomes are projected in central and southern Mozambique due to the effects of drought and a series of tropical cyclones in 2022 in central and southern Mozambique, as well as in Cabo Delgado, where ongoing conflict drives emergency food needs.

Attacks against civilians in Cabo Delgado Province expanded into the province's southern districts in June, displacing civilians and exacerbating humanitarian needs among affected populations.

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Cabo Delgado face multiple barriers to meeting their basic needs, such as movement restrictions and lack of access to land and livelihood opportunities. IDPs, particularly women and girls, face heightened protection risks and elevated levels of dependency on humanitarian aid, according to a recent survey of conflict-affected populations.


Mozambique experiences recurrent droughts, floods, and tropical storms. USAID responds to the humanitarian needs of populations affected by disasters, while continuing to support disaster risk reduction (DRR) programs that build the capacity of communities to respond to future shocks. Examples of USAID DRR activities include promoting conservation agricultural practices and establishing disaster management committees.

Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall over Mozambique's city of Beira on March 15, 2019, producing torrential rains and strong winds and severely affecting populations in Manica, Sofala, Tete, and Zambézia provinces. USAID responded to the effects of Cyclone Idai, Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, as well as Cyclone Kenneth in Comoros. USAID is also responding to disasters in neighboring Southern Africa countries.






















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Last updated: September 06, 2022

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