Northern Mozambique
Humanitarian Response to Northern Mozambique Conflict
Japanese

Protecting the health and livelihoods of displaced people

10th March 2022

  • Hand pumps in Ntocota resettlement settlement ©Good NeighborsHand pumps in Ntocota resettlement settlement ©Good Neighbors

Good Neighbors Japan (GNJP), a JPF member NGO, is continuing its relief efforts for people affected by the conflict in northern Mozambique. Through supporting the construction of water and sanitation facilities and the distribution of hygiene products, GNJP aims to protect the health and livelihood of the displaced people by improving their water and sanitation environment.

Securing water in resettlement settlements

25th February 2022

  • A well installed in a resettlement settlement ©PWJA well installed in a resettlement settlement ©PWJ

Peace Winds Japan (PWJ), a JPF member NGO, is providing emergency assistance to people affected by the conflict in northern Mozambique by supporting water, sanitation, and livelihood restoration in resettlement areas. In the Nasivare resettlement settlement, PWJ supported the installation of wells to secure water, which is essential for the livelihood of the residents.

Support at Resettlement Areas

18th January 2022

  • Assessment at resettlement areas ©PWJAssessment at resettlement areas ©PWJ

Peace Winds Japan (PWJ), a JPF member NGO, is providing emergency support for people affected by the conflict in northern Mozambique, including water, sanitation, and livelihood restoration in resettlement areas. In the support activities, careful consideration must be given to avoid conflicts between evacuees and host communities.

Launch of Emergency Assistance in the Province of Cabo Delgado

6th December 2021

Good Neighbors Japan (GNJP), a member NGO of JPF, has started to provide emergency assistance for people affected by the conflict in Northern Mozambique. GNJP will provide necessary water supply and other assistances in their active area of Cabo Delgado.

Coordination for Emergency Assistance in the Province of Cabo Delgado

26th November 2021

Coordination is currently underway for emergency assistance by member NGOs, including water and sanitation support for people affected by the conflict in Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique. In the implementation of future support projects, we will proceed with due consideration for safety and prevention of COVID-19 infection.

Coordination of Support

October 2021

In the Humanitarian Response to Northern Mozambique Conflict program, we are coordinating with member NGOs to provide shelter, daily commodities, water and sanitation, and other assistance. We will keep you updated on the projects through our website.

Decision to launch

1st September 2021

On 26 August, Japan Platform (JPF) decided to launch an emergency response program to support people who have been internally displaced due to the armed conflict in the northern part of the Republic of Mozambique.

JPF member NGOs Good Neighbors Japan (GNJP) and Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) are planning to conduct humanitarian relief activities in Cape Delgado Province with local partner organizations, building on their experiences in disaster response in Mozambique.

On 26 August, Japan Platform (JPF) decided to launch an emergency response program to support people who have been internally displaced due to the armed conflict in the northern part of the Republic of Mozambique.

<Overview>

  • Map data ©2021 GoogleMap data ©2021 Google

    In Cabo Delgado Province of northern Mozambique, the economically impoverished local residents have been discontented with the ruling FRELIMO (Frente de Libertação de Moçambique; Liberation Front of Mozambique) party and the central government who have not addressed their plight. The grievances against the party and the state have escalated into violence in 2017 in the form of attacks by Islamic extremists against government facilities, and this conflict has yet to subside. In March 2021, the largest-ever attack broke out in Palma in the northern part of the province. As of 27 August 2021, more than 732,000 people had fled their homes for fear of violence and have become internally displaced persons (IDPs)*1.
  • Cabo Delgado has approximately 660,000 IDPs (45% of whom are children) within their province*2, but the social infrastructure had not been adequately developed to begin with, and access to basic services has been even more limited due to the impact of the conflict in recent years. Additionally, they have been triply burdened with this conflict, damages from Cyclone Kenneth in April 2019, and the new coronavirus pandemic starting in 2020.
  • Pemba, the capital city of Cabo Delgado, and its surrounding areas host about 500,000 IDPs*2, and the basic infrastructure of the host communities have been stretched thin with the lack of water supply facilities becoming a greater problem. Also, sanitation has deteriorated, and cholera has spread in the region. In addition to temporary shelters, IDPs have been hosted in resettlement sites (provided by the government for those who do not wish to return to their homes) and extension settlements in host communities (where the local government allows displaced people to use community land). In all of these sites for IDPs, urgent assistance is needed for the construction and repair of water supply facilities, latrine installments, hygiene education, and shelter construction.
  • JPF member NGOs Good Neighbors Japan (GNJP) and Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) are planning to conduct humanitarian relief activities in Cape Delgado Province with local partner organizations, building on their experiences in disaster response in Mozambique that include support for the people affected by the 2019 Cyclone Idai that hit multiple southern African countries as well as Cyclone Eloise from earlier this year. We will provide prompt assistance in cooperation with the Mozambican authorities and international organizations while giving our utmost attention to preventing the spread of the new coronavirus and to the changes in the security situation. We will be posting updates on this program on JPF's website, Facebook, and Twitter.

*1: UNHCR, Mozambique - Update, Northern Mozambique Situation, 10 - 23 August 2021 (27 August 2021)
*2: IOM, DTM MOZAMBIQUE BASELINE ASSESSMENT ROUND 12 (APRIL 2021)

Program Overview

Term 8 months
Budget 110 million yen (government funding)
Locations Cabo Delgado Province
Content of Program Shelter/NFI, WASH, livelihood