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Mozambique: Nearly 1.9 million people highly food insecure due to conflict, low rainfall and high food prices


For the current period (November 2021 to March 2022), which coincides with the lean season, approximately 1.9 million people are estimated to be in high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above) in the urban and rural areas of Mozambique that were analysed, and are in need of humanitarian assistance. Of these, 71% (1.32 million people) are in the four provinces of Cabo Delgado, Niassa, Nampula and Zambézia, where where many of the country’s Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are concentrated.
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No período actual (novembro de 2021 a março de 2022), que coincide com o período de escassez de alimentos, estima-se que aproximadamente 1.9 milhões de pessoas estejam em níveis elevados de insegurança alimentar aguda (IPC Fase 3 ou pior) nas zonas urbanas e rurais que foram analisadas.
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Actions Needed

  • End Intercommunal Violence & Conflict: Take all necessary measures to halt the violence in Cabo Delgado and protect civilians from ongoing and future insecurity. Prevent any resurgence of the conflict through support to conflict resolution at all relevant levels.
  • Humanitarian Assistance: Provide food assistance to the 1.9 million people in IPC Phase 3+ between November 2021 and March 2022. Districts classified in IPC Phase 2 host populations in IPC Phase 3+ who require assistance. There are nearly 900,000 IDPs and many IDP host households who are in need of assistance.
  • Livelihood Support: Support the livelihoods of households in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Emergency (IPC Phase 4) by strengthening households’ access to inputs and local technical capacities; especially related to the scarcity and irregularity of rainfall.
  • Identify vulnerable households: Continue the process of selecting households eligible for food assistance through the exercise of identifying vulnerable households as well as the registration of IDPs in the referral system.

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