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Mitigating Mozambique’s Humanitarian Nightmare

An Islamic State-affiliated insurgency in Mozambique has displaced nearly a million people and undermined the country’s health-care system. Using the Global Fragility Act, the United States should collaborate with local partners to bolster public health, a strategy that will save lives and promote stability.

WASHINGTON, DC – Since 2017, Islamic State-affiliated insurgents have wreaked havoc on Mozambique. Terrorizing the northern province of Cabo Delgado, the militants have killed more than 6,500 people, ravaged infrastructure, recruited child soldiers, and committed sexual and gender-based violence. All told, the conflict has displaced nearly one million people.