Mozambique city overwhelmed by people fleeing Islamist violence

Mozambique city overwhelmed by people fleeing Islamist violence


PEMBA – Peter N’Guila used to have no trouble supporting his family of three on his consultant’s salary. But since Islamic State-linked insurgents attacked a northern Mozambique gas hub town last month, he has seven more mouths to feed.

Hundreds of people fleeing ongoing hostilities in Palma have been pouring into Pemba, a port city around 155 miles to the south already bursting with those displaced by previous rounds of Islamist violence and a deadly cyclone in 2019.

Around 90 percent of those arriving in Pemba are taken in by relatives, while others cram into schools, hotels, makeshift tented camps and a sports stadium, said Francesca Fontanini, spokeswoman for the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR.

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N’Guila’s sister, nephew, their spouses and children found a place in his two-bedroom home, but he is not sure how long he can support them.

“I used to buy one sack of rice, but now I must buy two sacks,” he said. “One kilogram

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