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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

Armed group attacks and related insecurity have spread to southern districts of Mozambique's Cabo Delgado Province and nearby Nampula Province, driving significant displacement and widespread humanitarian needs.

The 2022 Mozambique Humanitarian Response Plan targets approximately 1.2 million people in need of assistance in northern parts of the country, highlighting emergency food assistance, health, and protection as priority needs among conflict-affected populations.

As many as 2.5 million people in Mozambique will likely require emergency food assistance through February 2023 as a result of high food prices, climatic shocks in the central and southern regions, as well as insecurity and related displacement across the northern provinces.


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: October 28, 2022

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