Capital Maputo
Population 28.861.863

The IDPs crisis in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, has rapidly escalated because of conflict, insecurity and violence, leaving an estimated 1.5 million people in need of lifesaving and life- sustaining humanitarian assistance and protection in 2022 as result of the continued impact of armed conflict, violence and insecurity (HRP 2022). In November 2021, more than 784,000 people were estimated as internally displaced in Mozambique due to the conflict in Cabo Delgado, approximately 703,000 people in Cabo Delgado, 77,000 in Nampula,  4,000 in Niassa and 1,200 in Zambezia according to IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Baseline Assessment Round 15. More than 1.1 million people in Cabo Delgado, Niassa and Nampula are estimated to be facing high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or +) according to the latest Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) analysis.


Acute Food Insecurity is rising as conflict and repeated displacement, compounded by climatic shocks, have disrupted communities’ agricultural activities and livelihoods. Recent tropical storms and cyclones have exacerbated levels of food insecurity and its expected that more people might fall into IPC Phase 3 or more especially in Nampula and Zambezia provinces following Cyclone Gombe.


Finally, forecasts indicate that markedly drier than average conditions will remain in place across most of the country, except for the more northern areas of the country. Coupled to the extremely dry conditions in February, the most likely scenario is of severe impacts on maize rainfed production, in many areas leading to crop failure and minimal production.