UPDATE OF THE SITUATION
In November, conflict escalated in northern Mozambique – with the highest number of attacks recorded since July 2021 – and displaced more than 20,500 people, including 51% children, 28% women and 4 % of vulnerable people, according to the IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM). For the first time since the start of the conflict, violent incidents targeted Niassa province in late November, displacing more than 3,500 people, according to local authorities, the exact figures still being verified. At the same time, hundreds of people attempted to return to their home areas in Cabo Delgado province during the month, including Montepuez and Mueda districts in Palma sede. Overall, it was estimated that nearly 734,000 people were internally displaced in northern Mozambique by the end of November 2021, including 663,276 in Cabo Delgado, 68,951 in Nampula and 1,604 in Niassa, according to the matrix. Movement Tracking System (DTM), Baseline Assessment Round 14 This represents a decrease of approximately 9,000 from the last Baseline Assessment Round 13, which took place in September 2021, although the number of internally displaced people living in Cabo Delgado and Niassa provinces increased by 3.2 percent (20,872) and 31.4 percent. (383) respectively.
Some 1.24 million people receive life-saving assistance, provided by 69 humanitarian partners, in northern Mozambique from January to November 2021. More than 813,500 people received food assistance in November as part of the half-ration strategy which continued to be implemented due to lack of funding. Almost 530,000 people benefited from health services, including 5,800 women assisted by skilled birth attendants during labor. An additional 25,000 people received emergency shelter and non-food items in November, bringing the cumulative number of people affected with shelter and non-food items in 2021 to 413,790. Some 308,600 people gained access to water adequate sanitation at the end of November (an increase of over 29,700 from October) and 124,700 were assisted to access appropriate sanitation facilities (up from 117,600 at the end of October). The number of children assisted to access education has increased by more than 80 percent, reaching 262,600 at the end of November, from 145,000 in August. By the end of November, more than 123,600 people had been successfully referred to protection services, 46,307 children had received psychological support and other forms of child protection assistance, and activities aimed at preventing child protection. gender-based violence and helping survivors have affected more than 181,303 people, including nearly 80,000 men.
Just over half (56%) of the US $ 254 million requested under the 2021 Humanitarian Response Plan had been received by humanitarian organizations by the end of November 2021, leaving a funding gap of US $ 112 million . As a result, in addition to access constraints and instability, funding gaps continued to pose serious operational challenges for humanitarian organizations responding to the crisis, as highlighted by food security partners to continue to address. distribute only half of the rations, although northern Mozambique is entering its annual lean season. season.