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. 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.

Mozambique was categorised as No Severity in June 2017, as the food security situation improved and is expected to continue to improve in  the coming months. The nutritional situation has also improved. The crisis analysis will no longer be updated, but ACAPS continues to monitor Mozambique on a weekly basis, due to its vulnerability to food insecurity.



Latest Developments

01/02:  11,300  refugees from Mozambique who fled to Malawi in 2016 have returned to Moatize district, Tete province. This includes the last group of 4,000 refugees that arrived at the end of 2018. The influx is intensifying pressure on available resources. Food security and livelihoods are of particular concern due to a lack of seeds and agricultural materials. ?

25/01: Tropical cyclone Desmond made landfall on January 22, flooding central Mozambique and displacing around 120,000 people across Zambezia, Sofala, Manica and Tete Provinces. Evacuation centres have been opened in Beira City. Another circulation in the Mozambique Channel is forecast to develop over the coming days, bringing further torrential rain to a region that is already waterlogged, which could lead to flooding and landslides.?

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.?

Information Gaps and needs

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



UN Strategic Response Plan for Mozambique