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Cabo Delgado: Children, Women and Disabled Affected by Violence

Children, women and the disabled are among the most affected citizens in the crisis-hit Cabo Delgado region of Mozambique. “Out of the tota...

Children, women and the disabled are among the most affected citizens in the crisis-hit Cabo Delgado region of Mozambique.

“Out of the total of more than 18,600 IDPs recorded from Palma, 43 percent are children, 31 percent are women, and 26 percent men,” a recent report by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) revealed.

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“This includes 249 unaccompanied children, 289 pregnant women, 605 elderly people and 78 persons with disabilities.”

The situation report from 1 to 14 April says, “In total, over 688,000 people have been displaced due to insecurity and violence in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique since 2017 (IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix [DTM], as of February 2021).”

Since the attack on March 24 on Palma, the number of internally displaced people has increased. “Since attacks occurred in Palma, in the northernmost district of Cabo Delgado Province on 24 March 2021, IOM DTM has recorded more than 18,600 IDPs coming from Palma (as of 14 April).” 
Women and children Flee Violence in Cabo Delgado 
Further, the IOM report said, “Displacement from Palma district continues, as hundreds of displaced persons (IDPs) arrive daily by foot, bus, boat and air in Nangade, Mueda, Montepuez and Pemba districts,” adding that “a significant number of displaced people may still be in the forest making their way to safer areas.”

Thousands of people are housed by Total, a multinational with huge gas investments in the province. “Reportedly 23,000 IDPs are currently located in Afungi/Quitanda village (according to the company Total, at their site, as of 4 April). The security situation in Palma remains volatile.

According to the report, the City of Palma and the airstrip in Palma are now reported to be under the control of the Government of Mozambique, reclaimed following a brief rebel takeover on March 24.

IOM is appealing for assistance. “Urgent humanitarian assistance is required; many IDPs fled the violence with only the clothes they were wearing; urgent access to basic items and services is needed. Many IDPs report distress following their journey, emphasizing the need for psychosocial support.”

There are fears of waterborne disease outbreaks. “Health concerns are expanding. Several districts are reporting cholera outbreak (Pemba, Metuge, Montepuez, Chiúre, Ancuabe), with a total of 3,141 cases and 16 deaths (15 March, according to district health authorities),” the report noted.

“There are 82 active cases of COVID-19 reported in Cabo Delgado.”

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