At least 1.5 million people in northern Mozambique need life-saving and life-sustaining humanitarian assistance and protection in 2022 as a result of the continued impact of armed conflict, violence and insecurity in Cabo Delgado Province.
The armed conflict has heightened food insecurity and malnutrition, with families forced to abandon their homes and fields; erratic rainfall in some parts of the region has compounded crop losses. Humanitarian needs are concentrated in the districts hardest hit by the conflict — Macomia, Mocimboa da Praia, Palma and Quissanga — as well as those that host the highest number of displaced people, namely Metuge, Montepuez, Mueda, Nangade and Pemba.
In 2022, the humanitarian response in northern Mozambique targets 1.2 million people in Cabo Delgado, Nampula and Niassa. The 2022 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) seeks U$388.5M to deliver life-saving, and life-sustaining assistance and protection to 1.2 million people in the northern provinces of Cabo Delgado, Nampula and Niassa provinces. At the end of May, the HRP is 17 per cent funded having received $68 million. Funding imbalances among clusters persist with three clusters reporting zero per cent funding (Camp Coordination and Camp Management, Nutrition and the Refugee Response). At mid-year only the Logistics Cluster had received more than fifty per cent of its requirements.