The United Nations’ International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has donated six Mahindra pickup trucks to the Police of the Republic of Mozambique (PRM) to strengthen the relationship between the police and communities in conflict-ridden Cabo Delgado.
“To ensure that migration flows are safe, orderly and regular, and that positive relations between communities and law enforcement contribute to a peaceful and resilient society, strengthening the PRM’s operational capacity is essential,” said Laura Tomm-Bonde, IOM Mozambique.
“The means we are receiving are coming to add value to the PRM’s approach in Cabo Delgado province. The vehicles will go to the southern district of the province, where the community has taken refuge from the attacks,” said Bernardino Rafael, General Commander of the PRM.
Since 2017, nearly 800 000 people have been displaced by the insurgency in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province.
The IOM’s operations in Mozambique include providing assistance to hundreds of thousands of people in Cabo Delgado, including shelter construction or reconstruction support, emergency shelters, retrofitting roof kits and non-food or household items.
Since 2019 IOM’s Community Resilience and Peacebuilding portfolio has worked to strengthen community resilience to address the underlying causes of crisis in support of the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus.
IOM Mozambique continues to operate in the south, centre and north of the country in cooperation with the Government of Mozambique and humanitarian, development and peacebuilding partners.