Since 2017, the Cabo Delgado province, located in the north of Mozambique, has been facing an increasing humanitarian crisis caused by ongoing conflict by armed groups. The situation deteriorated significantly in 2020 with increased attacks, internal displaced people (IDPs) and access constraints in the northern districts. In November 2020, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported that there are at least 527,9751 people displaced due to insecurity in Cabo Delgado of which approximately 45% are children. Since December 2020, UNICEF has dispatched 3,317 kg of cargo to Palma in Cabo Delgado to address the WASH, nutrition and education needs of both IDPs and host communities, provided life-saving health services to children and their families, supported over 75,870 people to access safe water, and appealed for $11.1m from donors to provide lifesaving services, $6.5m has been received.
UNICEF commissioned CHC to conduct a learning focused evaluation (starting June 2021) to:
- Provide a preliminary assessment of UNICEF’s response to the Cabo Delgado crisis with a specific focus on the adaptiveness of the response and how it has addressed marginalization and depravation.
- Draw out key learning and recommendations from the response to date to equip UNICEF Mozambique decision-makers with the information they need to make adjustments at mid-term and transition from L2 emergency to long-term strategy.
More information to be provided in the next few months