Japan donates 1.8M$ to assist displaced people in Cabo Delgado

Japão doa 1,8M$ para assistência a deslocados em Cabo Delgado

The Government of Japan on Tuesday donated $1.8 million to Mozambique to support people displaced by armed violence in Cabo Delgado, in the north of the countrythe embassy announced in a statement.

The amount was donated through the World Food Program (WFP) and should be used for humanitarian assistance to displaced and vulnerable people in host communities in Cabo Delgado, Niassa, Nampula and Zambezia provinces, the Japanese embassy said in the statement.

"This contribution from the Government of Japan will enable WFP to support 25,158 people through in-kind food assistance," the embassy added.

According to the document, the donation will also be used for "monthly and unconditional food assistance for 7,616 refugees and asylum seekers" in the Maratane camp in Nampula.

Armed groups have terrorized Cabo Delgado province since 2017, with some attacks claimed by the Islamic State group. There are more than 2,800 deaths, according to the ACLED conflict registration project, and 732,000 displaced people, according to the United Nations.

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