In regions Mozambique and Africa and in groups Mozambique and Africa

Mozambique Northern Region Conflict


2022-06 Factsheet - Mozambique Northern Region Conflict

June 2022
© International Organization for Migration, 2022, District Ibo, Mozambique


  • In June 83,983 people were further displaced by a new wave of attacks in Ancuabe and Chiure districts. Majority of the displaced, approximately 67,524 people, were reported as women and children
  • Violence had a spill-over effect in Nampula province where 23,000 displaced people arrived. However, the vast majority already returned to Cabo Delgado.
  • In response to these attacks, Emergency Shelter and NFI assistance has been provided to approx. 18,000 people in southern Cabo Delgado.
  • Even though the cluster has mapped the capacity to respond to an additional 8,800 families with available stock through the cluster pipeline and other partners; procurement of additional quantities of mosquito nets and sleeping mats is in progress to complete these kits. This also means the currently available stock is being prioritized to meet the newly arising needs due to the recent attacks.
  • Currently, the shelter sector is only 17 percent funded, with having received only US$ 7.29 million of the US$ 42.4 million requested. Thus far, cluster partners were only able to reach 25% of the initial HRP target while responding to needs of new displacements as well as diverting Emergency Shelter and NFI stock for cyclone Gombe affected districts.



Coverage against targets

Need analysis

According to DTM Baseline Round 16, nearly 946,508 individuals remain displaced across 212 localities in Cabo Delgado, Nampula, Niassa, Sofala, Zambezia and Inhambane Provinces. This represents a 21% Increase in IDP numbers since February 2022. Nearly 30% of the total IDPs were mapped in relocation sites, temporary centers and host community extensions. Key concentration districts include in Pemba (139,566 individuals), followed by Metuge (126,030 individuals), Nangade (116,538 individuals), Mueda (104,270 individuals) and Ancuabe (82,496 individuals).

Shelter followed by food and protection assistance were cited as the priority needs amongst the displaced populations. Between February - May 2022, DTM Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) estimate tracked 47,642 individuals on the move of which nearly 50% were displaced for the 1st time.


Shelter NFI Cluster members continue to actively respond to the needs of the newly displaced persons, as well as protracted IDPs. By June 2022, close to 140,000 individuals received Emergency Shelter and NFI assistance, comprising of emergency shelter assistance, transitional shelter support, NFI support and technical assistance. Of those reached till date, approximately 52 percent were female, and 48 percent were male. Shelter Cluster Pipeline continues to serve as the most prominent source of Emergency Shelter and NFIs stock in country. Since its establishment, 16,050 HHs have been reached.

Gaps / challenges

FUNDING: Shelter cluster remains severely under- funded viz-a-viz HRP 2022 funding requirements.

SECURITY: Complex operational context – previously accessible areas becoming in accessible.

BENEFICIARY LISTS: Delays in getting government lists prior to verifications and distributions.

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT and adjustment of RRM and JRP for operations in hard-to-reach areas requiring more survival kits, access and logistically these are considerably more expensive interventions.