In 2019, about 5.6 million people were registered as refugees and 6.4 million as internally displaced and 11.7 million still needed at least one form of humanitarian assistance.
Thousands of refugees have crossed into Tanzania. With Cabo Delgado recording the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases in Mozambique, displacement has the potential to accelerate its spread.
The International Rescue Committee has been responding to COVID-19 as well as the two outbreaks and is now calling for a rapid increase in funding to scale up its response and mitigate disease spread.
Eighty new cases were recorded on 14 September alone, the highest one-day total since early July. Furthermore, testing has remained limited, which raises doubts about the true number of infections.
Recurring local emergencies, the impacts of the pandemic on the capacity of emergency assistance, and the growing food insecurity in the region are all cause for concern today and in the near future.
In the next 12 months, essential health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation and child protection services will be provided to up to 30,000 people in four provinces of the country.
"Serious questions have been raised whether these children, and growing numbers of others, are being caught in the crossfire of war, or being deliberately targeted," UN Human Rights expert said.
The agencies will expand their partnership, launched in June, to provide food support for people outside Tripoli, including Zawiya, Misrata, Benghazi and Zwara, as well as continuing in Tripoli.
More than three quarters of displaced and conflict-affected people surveyed by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) have lost income since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
All pre-existing inequalities are made worse by COVID-19. Its impact on young women, who face unique vulnerabilities, needs to be acknowledged; it is their experiences this research seeks to understand.