Cabo Delgado: 25 De Junho IDP camp

Mozambique

In Mozambique we are responding to emergencies including disease outbreaks, providing care to people with advanced HIV, while also working in the conflict-ridden Cabo-Delgado province.

In Maputo, we provide HIV testing and treatment for people who use drugs, while in Beira we offer sexual and reproductive health services, including HIV testing and treatment, for sex workers and men who have sex with men. 

Meanwhile, a slow burning conflict in Cabo Delgado province, in the country’s northeast, escalated in 2020 and into 2021, with hundreds of thousands of people attacked and left homeless or displaced. In support, we provide medical and mental health care, and support health and cholera treatment centres through mobile clinics. In addition, our teams provide water and sanitation support as well as relief items such as hygiene and cooking items for those in displaced people’s camps. 

MSF teams are currently responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in Mozambique.

Our activities in 2021 in Mozambique

Data and information from the International Activity Report 2021.

MSF in Mozambique in 2021 As the conflict in northeastern Mozambique entered its fifth year, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) scaled up activities to assist the huge numbers of people displaced by fighting.
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In 2021, clashes between non-state armed groups and government forces intensified in Cabo Delgado province. Following a major attack on one of the main towns, Palma, in March, we expanded our activities to deliver care to the thousands of people who had fled their homes or had been cut off from health services in hard-to-reach areas such as Mueda, Macomia, Nangade and Mocimboa da Praia. We conducted general and mental health consultations, and sent mobile teams to support health and cholera treatment centres. We also provided water and sanitation support, and distributed relief items and emergency food rations to people in transit or resettlement camps, as well as host communities, where hundreds of thousands of people remained displaced.   

In Beira, MSF runs a programme offering sexual and reproductive healthcare, including termination of pregnancy and HIV testing and treatment, to vulnerable adolescents and stigmatised groups, such as sex workers and men who have sex with men. In addition, we provide care for patients with advanced HIV at healthcare facilities in the city. When cyclone Eloise hit central Mozambique in January, we supported the Ministry of Health’s response. 

In Maputo, we handed over our drop-in centre and related activities for people who use drugs to local health authorities and partner organisations. Set up in 2017, activities included testing and referrals for HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis C, needle/syringe distribution, opioid substitution therapy and overdose treatment. As well as providing treatment and protection from harm for service users, these interventions are key in preventing the spread of HIV, hepatitis C and other bloodborne diseases. 

To assist the national response to COVID-19, we provided logistical and technical support to the main COVID-19 referral hospitals in Maputo, and helped with follow-up of HIV patients with COVID-19 in Beira. 

 

in 2021
 
Mozambique: Three new developments in the crisis in Cabo Delgado
Mozambique

Three new developments in the Cabo Delgado crisis

Project Update 11 Jul 2022
 
Mozambique: The challenge of a safe pregnancy and childbirth in Cabo Delgado
Photo Story

Overcoming the challenges of having a safe pregnancy in Cabo Delgado

27 May 2022
Photo Story
 
Mozambique: MSF runs medical activities in Mocímboa for the first time in two years
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Adapting healthcare in Mocímboa da Praia as people flee or return home

Interview 8 Apr 2022
 
Cabo Delgado: A crisis far from over
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Attacks and violence in Cabo Delgado displace thousands as cyclone season begins

Project Update 4 Feb 2022
 
Cabo Delgado: A crisis far from over
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"It's extremely volatile" – people in Cabo Delgado continue to flee violence

Interview 21 Dec 2021
 
Cabo Delgado: Mapupulo IDP site
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Focus on fighting ‘terrorists’ ignores real humanitarian needs in Cabo Delgado

Opinion 14 May 2021
 
Palma Response - Pemba Stadium
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Fear and loss for people fleeing violence in Cabo Delgado

Voices from the Field 16 Apr 2021
 
The growing impact of the conflict in Cabo Delgado
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Violence in Cabo Delgado: “Many have seen dead bodies along the way”

Voices from the Field 2 Apr 2021
 
The growing impact of the conflict in Cabo Delgado
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Displaced by violence, people in Cabo Delgado arrive in more mental than physical pain

Interview 4 Mar 2021