Mozambique: Conflict escalation in Cabo Delgado
A violent insurgency in Cabo Delgado province since 2017 has affected more than 600,000 people anddisplaced more than 200,000 across the province. More than 700,000 people are in need of humanitarian assistance as of June 2020. Conflict has escalated in 2020, with four district capitals temporarily overtaken by insurgents since March. Homes, government buildings,markets, and religious sites were destroyed and at least 19 civilians were killed. Since March, approximately 50,000 people have fled Mocimboa da Praia and Quissanga and the 28 Mayattack displaced thousands in Macomia, where 30,000 IDPs were sheltering.
For background on the insurgency and constraints in Cabo Delgado, see ACAPS’ Short Note from April 2020.