The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has received around 8.6 million euros from the European Union (EU) to step up efforts to combat food insecurity among people affected by the conflict in northern Mozambique.
Data from some international organizations indicate that in 2022, displacement reached its peak, affecting more than 1 million people. Today, more than 800,000 displaced people are still in need of humanitarian assistance to rebuild their lives and livelihoods.
With the support provided by the EU, the WFP says it will guarantee food supplies to more than 400,000 people, with a special focus on the most vulnerable individuals affected by the conflict, as well as reaching people in the most remote areas with the United Nations Humanitarian Aviation Service (UNHAS).
"Faced with numerous obstacles and unprecedented financial challenges in providing humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations, the European Union's contribution is vital for WFP to continue to meet the growing food needs in northern Mozambique," said Antonella D'Aprile, WFP Country Director in Mozambique.
He also said that "the EU's support is essential in our collective mission to alleviate suffering and build a more resilient future for the people of Mozambique."
It should be noted that the European Union is a long-standing partner and key donor to WFP's operations in Mozambique. It has already contributed more than 52 million euros since 2018 to help fight hunger and improve the lives of people affected by various crises in Mozambique.