Go to main content

HI assists the most vulnerable as violence hits northern Mozambique

Emergency
Mozambique

For several days, HI’s teams have been working to guide and assist vulnerable populations - pregnant women, older people, people with disabilities, and children - displaced by recent fighting in Palma, northern Mozambique. They urgently need access to water, food and shelter.

Family of refugees in northern Mozambique

Family of refugees in northern Mozambique | © HI

Some 3,000 people have been displaced following attacks by armed groups on the town of Palma since 24 March. Since 2017, a total of 670,000 people have fled violence in the region.

“Many people are terrified by the attacks and have gone into hiding, without access to food or water,"

says Marco Tamburro, HI's programme director in Mozambique.

“Humanitarian response to the crisis must take into account the most vulnerable and ensure no one is left behind. The aid effort should guarantee vulnerable people, such as people with disabilities and older people, receive the support they desperately need.”

HI has just completed a needs assessment in Cabo Delgado, in the districts of Ancuabe and Chiure, heavily affected by movements of displaced people. Our teams are also setting up a disability working group in Pemba, with two local organisations, FAMOD and AIFO[1], to ensure people with disabilities are included in the emergency response. People with disabilities often have difficulty accessing humanitarian aid, for example because they are unable to move around or understand aid mechanisms. This group of NGOs is working to monitor displaced people and to identify people with disabilities from Palma and determine their needs.


[1] FAMOD: Forum of Disabled People’s Organisations

   AIFO: Disability Support and Services Organisation

Date published: 07/04/21

COUNTRIES

Where we work

Read more

One Year On - the Beirut Explosion
© Tom Nicholson / HI
Emergency

One Year On - the Beirut Explosion

A year after the explosion in Beirut on 4th August 2020, Zeina Salhani, former head of emergency for Humanity & Inclusion (HI) Lebanon, tells her story.

HI assisting Rohingya refugees hit by devastating monsoon
© HI
Emergency

HI assisting Rohingya refugees hit by devastating monsoon

Following severe floods and landslides on 27 July 2021, Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is assisting the most vulnerable people in the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar District.

Beirut: “The blast feels like it was yesterday”
© Tom Nicholson / HI
Emergency

Beirut: “The blast feels like it was yesterday”

A year after the August 4th explosion in Beirut, Humanity & Inclusion (HI) Livelihood Project Manager in Lebanon, Nahed MANSOUR, recounts the events of that tragic day and their lingering impact on the city.

FOLLOW US