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Reference : V-F-CR-F-02677-A
Date : 12/2019
Country/Region : MOZAMBIQUE
Title : Mozambique : la violence armée exacerbe les souffrances des victimes du cyclone = Mozambique : armed violence exacerbates suffering in cyclone aftermath
Duration : 00:01:24
Cameraman : WELLS, Crystal Ashley
Editor : unknown
Person appearing :
DANZI, Patricia (regional director for Africa, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
CICORIA, Maria Emilia
Description : Armed violence in Mozambique’s northernmost province Cabo Delgado is forcing scores of people from their homes, destroying villages and health centres, and making it difficult for families to recover from Cyclone Kenneth, which hit the area in April 2019.
Attacks on Mozambicans have been recurrent in Cabo Delgado since 2017. In the last two years, hundreds of people have been wounded and killed, homes burned down, and property looted. People are seeking refuge in the relative safety of larger towns such as Macomia, putting a strain on already scarce resources. Most of those displaced by the armed violence are living with local families, who are generously sharing their homes and what resources they have. Others are sheltering in whatever open spaces they can find.
The armed violence is also affecting people’s ability to feed their families. People are increasingly turning to charcoal production, a trade that can have long-lasting environmental consequences, because they are afraid they will be attacked if they go to their field outside Macomia town. This comes after losing their previous harvest to Cyclone Kenneth.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) started to work in Cabo Delgado in 2018 and has since worked with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Mozambique Red Cross to provide seeds, farming tools, and other relief items to families in the aftermath of Cyclone Kenneth. It also reconstructed the maternity hospital in Macomia town after it was destroyed in the storm and is rehabilitating the local water system. However, this is just skimming the surface of the real needs.
Original language : English
Other language : Spanish; Portuguese
French title : Mozambique : la violence armée exacerbe les souffrances des victimes du cyclone
English title : Mozambique : armed violence exacerbates suffering in cyclone aftermath
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1080 x 1080
Aspect ratio : square
Original material/format : H264
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