Situation Report

Cluster Status

Shelter & Non-Food Items

IDPs need shelter support in Cabo Delgado


  • With violent attacks continuing in Cabo Delgado, the number of displaced keeps increasing. Most people first seek shelter with host families, who themselves most often do not have the best shelter conditions and hosting displaced leads to overcrowding, unhealthy conditions and increased vulnerability.

  • As of end of June, 250,000 people were displaced, including 84,900 people (16,980 HH) who were considered in urgent need of emergency shelter & NFI assistance in Cabo Delgado.

  • Rough estimates indicate that 56,000 households across Sofala and Manica region still need shelter support to achieve minimum shelter standards for adequate shelter.

  • Both in resettlement sites as well as in affected communities some of the most vulnerable have been left behind and are unable to recover adequate living condition.

  • Due to difficult access some communities have not been reached by any assistance and others have been affected twice, by Idai in March 2019 and again by floods in the rainy season of 2019/2020 in districts of Sofala and Manica .


  • In Cabo Delgado, Nampula and Niassa, 53,115 people have been reached with distributions of essential NFI and 3,435 people (687 households) received emergency shelter kits. The shelter kits include bamboo and poles as well as nails, rope and plastic sheeting to construct an 18 square metres shelter.

  • Additional 5,500 shelter kits are being procured to assist some 27,500 people (5,500 households) in Cabo Delgado.


  • Taking into account the shelter kits under procurement that will be available for distribution soon, there are still be some 54,000 people (10,794 households) for whom shelter and NFI support is not yet secured.

  • The Shelter Cluster has discontinued its presence in the central region. Recovery and reconstruction activities are coordinated through the Mozambique government's GREPOC.

  • Distributions of shelter kits and NFI continue to be heavily impacted by the insecurity, accessibility constraints as well as COVID-19 measures. All distributions are conducted respecting social distancing measures. In consequence, distribution takes three to five more time than previously to reach the same amount of people.