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Cyclone Gombe Report #2 – Protection Observations – Transit Centers, Monapo and Meconta District, Nampula Province, March 30, 2022 – Mozambique

The assessment was carried out by the Protection Working Group from 12 to 24 March 2022 and the information obtained for this report comes from informal discussions with IDP families present at the site and direct participatory observations. This Protection Report contains observations and comments gathered by the Protection Working Group. Group during the significant presence of people affected in the transit centers – the recommendations contained in this report are to be used either for immediate advocacy or for improvements in future responses.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Gombe hit the coastal area of ​​Nampula and Zambezia provinces on March 11, 2022. INGD reported over 730,000 people affected (over 148,000 families). At the height of the evacuations/displacements, some 23,000 people were displaced/evacuated to 52 transit centers. There are currently 6,981 people considered currently displaced. During the first three weeks of the emergency (11-25 March 2022), the Nampula Protection Task Force traveled to Monapo, Meconta and Corrane during which visits were also made to 19 of the 25 transit centers. During these visits to the transit center, protection partners assessed the protection situation of each shelter, sensitized on PSEA and Linha Verde, identified people with specific vulnerabilities and in need of protection services. , and distributed protection advice to district authorities and shelter focal points. .

The initial protection response was done in coordination with the government (both INGD’s Safeguard Department and Acao Social). The government has also responded by sending nurses and providing social services to support as well as police to ensure the safety of those affected by the cyclone. The first food distributions were also organised. Displaced families in shelters have identified their basic needs as food and shelter and protection needs include loss of civil documents, MHPSS and protection risks, particularly GBV, because they stay in the accommodation centres.