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Mozambique hosts more than 25,000 refugees and asylum seekers and more than 700,000 IDPs, as end of December 2020 (both as a result of the ongoing conflict in northern provinces and natural disasters such as cyclones and floods in central provinces). UNHCR provides comprehensive and solutions-oriented support, including livelihoods and self-reliance activities, to people of concern while advocating for the inclusion of refugees and stateless in the national system. Since August 2020, when UNHCR declared a level-2 Emergency for Mozambique, the operation scaled up its capacity to respond to the additional humanitarian needs resulting from escalating violence in the northern provinces of the country. Under the clusters approach, UNHCR leads the protection cluster for the IDPs response on both north and central regions. Finally, the UNHCR adapted its operations to the context of the COVID-19 pandemic to stay and deliver protection and solutions to refugees and IDPs.
Total Population of Concern JSON 
788,722
Last updated 30 Apr 2021
Source - UNHCR, Government, IOM 
Total refugees and asylum-seekers in Mozambique** JSON 
27,304
Last updated 30 Apr 2021
Source - UNHCR, Government 
Refugees and asylum-seekers by country of origin JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Dem. Rep. of the Congo UNHCR, Government 30 Apr 2021
  36.9%
10,079
Burundi UNHCR, Government 30 Apr 2021
  32.5%
8,887
Rwanda UNHCR, Government 30 Apr 2021
  14.1%
3,842
Somalia UNHCR, Government 30 Apr 2021
  13.9%
3,787
Côte d'Ivoire UNHCR, Government 30 Apr 2021
  1.8%
503
Others UNHCR, Government 30 Apr 2021
  0.8%
206


** The Government of Mozambique, with the support of UNHCR Mozambique, is undertaking a nation-wide biometric verification exercise to verify the personal information of asylum seekers and refugees, anchor their identities, and avoid cases of registration duplication. Over 26,257 refugees and asylum-seekers have been verified to date in Maputo, Nampula city and the Maratane Camp. The exercise will continue to other areas of Mozambique.
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  •   La crise des réfugiés dans la médias
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    Displaced Mozambicans volunteer to support outreach efforts by aid agencies

    UNHCR, 03 Mar 2021

    UNHCR has mobilized displaced people to help reach others within their communities and better attend to their most pressing needs. Lire plus

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    Legal aid project on the right to documentation for internally displaced persons in Mozambique

    UNHCR, 16 Feb 2021

    CABO DELGADO, Mozambique - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has partnered with the Catholic University of Mozambique to pilot a legal aid project for internally displaced persons in Mozambique. Lire plus

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    Displaced Mozambicans volunteer to support outreach efforts by aid agencies

    UNHCR, 05 Feb 2021

    When their hometown in Quissanga district in northern Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province was overrun by insurgents last March, Zura, Omar and Yassini knew they had to flee. Lire plus

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    More than 530,000 displaced in Mozambique’s conflict-torn north

    UNHCR, 18 Dec 2020

    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Lire plus

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    Civilians bear the brunt of violence in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado

    UNHCR, 13 Nov 2020

    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Lire plus

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    Making Dolls provides hope for Congolese Refugee

    UNHCR, by Catherine Wachiaya in Maratane refugee camp, Mozambique, 23 Apr 2020

    With each doll she makes, Kituza finds healing from the brutal assault she survived in her home country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo Lire plus

    Internally Dispaced due to conflict

    The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations

    JSON 
    Internally Displaced due to natural disaster

    IDPs in North Mozambique caused by conflict* JSON 
    668,000
    Last updated 31 Jan 2021
    Source - IOM 
    IDPs in Central Mozambique caused by disaster* JSON 
    93,418
    Last updated 31 Jan 2021
    Source - IOM 
    *IOM (Displacement Tracking Matrix) Figures refer to number of people displaced due to conflict (North Mozambique: Cabo Delgado, Nampula and Niassa provinces) and due to natural disaster (Central Mozambique: Sofala, Manica, Tete and Zambezia provinces)
    Funding (2021)
    24 500 000,00 $US
    Total appeal
    Date of Funding Data 12 January 2021 (il y a 5 mois)
    • Deputy Director for UNHCR Southern Africa Bureau, Angele Dikongue-Atangana, visiting relocation IDPs site in Nanjua, Ancuabe and meeting with internally displaced and host communities.
      © UNHCR/Deiliany de Souza December 2020

    • Mozambique Families displaced by extremist violence in Cabo Delgado
      © UNHCR/Deiliany de Souza August 2020

    • UNHCR in partnership with the Catholic University of Mozambique has started a pilot project in Josina Machel neighborhood, Pemba city, to provide legal counselling and legal assistance to IDPs and host communities on issues related to birth registration an
      © UNHCR/Deiliany Souza

    • Protection Focal points conduction awareness sessions within their own community. These frontliner workers, identify by their communities, are helping UNHCR team to deliver protection and assistance to displaced people and host communities
      © UNHCR/Juliana Ghazi

    • Violence in northern Mozambique is leading to the displacement of thousands of families in the Province of Cabo Delgado
      ©UNHCR/Eduardo Burmeister, December 2020

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  • Livelihoods Programme Monitoring Beneficiary Survey, 2019

    Mozambique,   MicroData View details | Get Microdata | 0 |
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    Published: 10 April 2021
  • Livelihoods Programme Monitoring Beneficiary Survey, 2018

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    Published: 10 April 2021
  • KAP Survey – Maratane Refugee Camp

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    Published: 19 November 2020
  • Livelihoods Programme Monitoring Beneficiary Survey in 2017

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    Published: 05 December 2019
  •    Situations related to this Country
    • Mozambique - DRC Situation

      The on-going conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have caused and continue to cause internal and external displacement of populations. In 2017, some 100,000 Congolese fled to neighbouring countries as refugees, due to widespread militia activities, unrest and violence, joining the 585,000 already in exile. The security conditions in DRC, especially in the eastern and central parts have continued to worsen since the beginning of 2018. Because of this, the Congolese refugee population is now among the ten largest in the world. Nearly 55 per cent are children, many crossing borders unaccompanied or separated. Existing camps and sites in many asylum countries are saturated, and available basic services are stretched to the limit. The situation requires support, adequate resources and collaboration so that effective protection and assistance can be delivered efficiently to Congolese refugees.

    • Mozambique - Regional Bureau for Southern Africa

      The Regional Bureau emphasises ensuring a favourable protection environment; providing community-based protection and multi-sectoral assistance; pursuing durable solutions for people of concern; promoting social cohesion and peaceful co-existence; enhancing emergency preparedness and response capacity. “We are never as effective as when the 'whole-of-society' is working together to bring compassion, resources and expertise in response to humanitarian situations. In the spirit of the Global Compact on Refugees and UNHCR’s IDP Policy, governments, NGOs, civil society, private sector and people of concern are UNHCR’s most important partners in responding to the displacement of more than [9.5 million] people of concern in the Southern Africa region.” Regional Director : Valentin Tapsoba