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Mozambique: Meeting the Urgent Needs of Vulnerable Women and Girls and Those Displaced By Violence in Cabo Delgado

To respond to the urgent needs of an estimated 530,000 people displaced by violent conflict in Cabo Delgado, UNFPA has supported the government's installation of sexual and reproductive health tents, women and girl-friendly spaces in relocation sites, distribution of female dignity kits and deployment of mobile clinics to provide remote-based care.

p Cabo Delgado — To respond to the urgent needs of an estimated 530,000 people displaced by violent conflict in Cabo Delgado, UNFPA has supported the government's installation of sexual and reproductive health tents, women and girl-friendly spaces in relocation sites, distribution of female dignity kits and deployment of mobile clinics to provide remote-based care.They were viewed during a joint mission of United Nations Regional Directors to the northern province, as well as to the capital of Maputo, in response to the worsening humanitarian situation in Cabo Delgado, in December."While immediate support is needed for internally displaced people in Cabo Delgado, particularly as the rains come, the resilience and laughter of young girls gives us hope!Women bear the brunt of the crisis The humanitarian situation in the three provinces - with people displaced across Cabo Delgado, Nampula and Niassa - continues to worsen, with women and girls fleeing violence and insecurity from Cabo Delgado bearing the brunt of the crisis as they face an increased risk of gender-based violence, unwanted and unintended pregnancies, and preventable death due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth.

Insecurity has damaged or destroyed 36 per cent of health facilities across Cabo Delgado and there are limited functioning health facilities in the districts hardest hit by the conflict - Mocimboa da Praia, Macomia, Muidumbe and Quissanga.The first visit was to Chiure district, the most highly populated district in Cabo Delgado, with about 300,000 inhabitants hosting some 25,000 displaced people across resettlement sites in the district.

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