The population of Cabo Delgado continues to suffer the effects of armed conflict. The humanitarian consequences range from displacement to the destruction of essential infrastructure and the loss of livelihoods.
Around 850,000 people are still internally displaced, and 1 million people are extremely vulnerable due to the impact of the conflict. In addition, 570,000 people have returned to their places of origin throughout the province but face similar vulnerability to those still internally displaced.
The need for livelihoods, shelter, water, food, and other emergency aid is critical.
To respond to humanitarian needs, we continue to provide emergency assistance and support with livelihoods, as well as improve access to healthcare and water throughout Cabo Delgado province to help internally displaced people and returnees improve their living conditions.
We also support family reunifications and promote International Humanitarian Law (IHL) through engagement with the armed forces and other key actors, as well as visit places of detention to help improve the living conditions of people deprived of their freedom.
These photos show the ICRC's commitment to support communities in need of help amid the consequences of armed conflict.