The humanitarian situation in northern Mozambique has deteriorated over the last year due to an extreme & violent insurgency. Over half a million people have fled their homes in Cabo Delgado and 2,000 have been killed.
This area needs peace and immediate action.
This is Gabrielle*.
She is 49 years old and comes from Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique and has the saddest story.
Her 5 children and 4 grandchildren were all killed in a house one night. She fled with her husband but insurgents caught them and killed her husband in front of her. She was so traumatized she fled to the bush and lost all hope to live.
She ate or drank nothing for 3 days and 3 nights in the bush. Another group who were trying to escape found her and she fled with them on a boat to Pemba.
She is staying in a house in Pemba but has lost all hope to live and feels forgotten. She is one of the 660,000 IDP’s (internally displaced people) with nothing who are vulnerable to a wide variety of dangers.
*Name has been changed to protect her privacy.
The Diocese of Nampula team met with Gabrielle & other IDP’s in host communities and in camps to assess & support their huge needs. This appeal aims to give humanitarian and spiritual support to some of these communities including Gabrielle.
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Photos: Muassite Miguel who heads up the Community Development work at the Anglican Diocese of Nampula visits the IDP camp at Namialo, 80km from Nampula with Fr Eugenio Mepo. This is the main IDP camp in northern Mozambique. Muassite met with Gabrielle and heard her story.