To support the populations affected by the conflict in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, humanitarian aids sent from Portugal and Italy have begun arriving the country.
Cabo Delgado province has been terrorized for more than three years by extremists.
Almost 2 million people face food shortages due to the security problem in the region, severe drought, and the impact of Covid-19.
The escalating violence alone has led more than 700,000 people to flee their land and are now Internally Displaced Persons.
“This attitude of Portugal and Italy to take the initial step is very important because we would like it to mobilize other member states to do the same. It is very important that other European and non-European states join us in this effort to help the populations of Mozambique, especially in the Cabo Delgado area”, Francisco André said.