Overview

350,000 people are currently reported as in need of nutritional assistance.?

On 4 May a truce between Renamo (Mozambique National Resistance) and Frelimo (Mozambique Liberation Front) was extended indefinitely and opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama stated that it signalled the beginning of the end of the war.?17,400 refugees and asylum seekers are in the country according to the latest figures available.? Over 3,000 Mozambicans were reported in Malawi as of March. About 5,500  in Zimbabwe.?Politically motivated killings had been on the rise in 2016 and aimed especially at Renamo members.?The number of episodes has declined decisively in 2017 after the truce.

INFORM measures Mozambique’s risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be high, at 6/10. Mozambique’s lack of coping capacity is of particular concern, at 6.7/10.?

Latest Developments

No significant updates: 24/05. Last updated: 18/05.

From June to September, the majority of households will be benefitting from harvests.The whole country will face Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity.??

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Key priorities

Food security, mainly in Maputo, Gaza, Inhambane, Tete, Zambezia, and Sofala provinces.?

Nutrition: Zambezia and Sofala are the most affected provinces.?

Potable water needed in southern Mozambique, including the capital Maputo.?

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Information Gaps and needs

  • Very little information on protection issues related to clashes between Renamo and Frelimo.
Key documents

UN

31/12/2016

UN Strategic Response Plan for Mozambique