Tens of thousands of people, mostly women, and children (some unaccompanied) continue to flee insecurity, conflict, and violence within Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, in search of refuge from attacks by non-state armed groups on civilians. The result… a surge of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) with nowhere to go.
They arrive hungry, dehydrated, scared, and in desperate search of shelter from the elements, especially for their infants and children who are at risk of predatory attacks, exploitation, and even rape.
Hundreds of displaced families moving into the resettlement sites have constructed precarious shelter solutions that are unsuitable for living conditions in an environment that experiences extremely high temperatures and a rainy season characterized by cyclones.
HOW YOU CAN ASSIST
As part of our response to this, UNICEF and JAM are supporting the resettlement sites with emergency latrines, water supply, Non-Food Items, and very importantly, shelter kits, all to protect lives, reduce human suffering, restore human dignity and protect infants and young children from exposure.
Shelter kits, enable the displaced populations to self-construct semi-permanent housing in the resettlement sites, a solution preferred by those affected as it provides a foundation for their new life. JAM works together with the people, providing training on how to construct the shelters properly.
The Non Food Items are household items necessary for a modest, dignified subsistence, especially for women and girls, therefore, improving the dignity of the people in resettlement sites.
Non Food Items Include;
- Mosquito nets
- Water storage containers
- Utensils including cooking pots, plates cups, and spoons
- Dignity kits
- Menstrual hygiene products
Shelter Kits Include;
- Zinc sheets
WHAT ABOUT THE FUTURE?
After this initial emergency response, JAM will transition to early recovery and will focus mainly on provision of seeds and tools as well as training the resettlement site communities in agriculture to increase their access to food. We will also partner with UN agencies and other donor partners to promote other livelihood activities geared towards household food production and security.