One million people in need of food assistance are receiving it from the World Food Programme of the UN as a result of the unrest in the country of southern Africa. However, the WFP issued a warning that if an extra $51 million is not promptly received, it will be obliged to halt its supplies at the height of the hunger season in February.
According to the WFP’s national director in Mozambique, Antonella, “the situation is grave and these are people who are suffering.” “There is a critical budget gap. If we don’t get money immediately, WFP will have to stop providing life-saving aid to a million people by February. In Mozambique, February marks the height of the lean season, during which time food prices increase as farmers await the crop. Additionally, it is cyclone season. A five-year-old Islamist insurgency with over 4,300 fatalities and one million displaced residents is centered on the province of Cabo Delgado. But the jihadists are now making forays into Cabo Delgado’s formerly unexplored south, and they are spreading into nearby Nampula and Niassa provinces.