The number of people displaced by violence and insecurity, especially in Cabo Delgado Province, continue to increase on a daily basis. At the end of October, over 355,000 people were displaced in Cabo Delgado, Nampula and Niassa Province, more than 10,000 of them in the last two weeks of the month alone.
Several families are seeking refuge with relatives or overcrowded collective centres, in urgent need of not only shelter support but also essential household items to minimize their unhealthy and harsh living conditions.
Most internally displaced people (IDPs) remain unreached with humanitarian assistance, of which more than 30 per cent are estimated to need urgent shelter support to resettle in safer locations.
Nearly 80,000 people received critical household items, including mats, kitchen utensils, jerry cans and other non-food items in Cabo Delgado, Nampula and Niassa. Some 3,755 of them (751 families) received emergency shelter kits, including bamboo, poles, nails, rope and plastic sheeting to construct an 18 square meters shelter.
Additional 7,370 emergency shelter kits are planned to assist some 36,850 people across Cabo Delgado and Nampula in the following months.
Over 42,500 people are also expected to receive NFI kits across Cabo Delgado and Nampula in the coming months.
Lack of supplies hampers humanitarian’s capacity to assist the increasing number of displaced people. There is a gap to meet the needs of more than 115,000 people for whom shelter and NFI support is not yet secured.