Average expected number of displacements per year – for sudden-onset hazards:
IDMC’s estimate of the total number of IDPs in Mozambique is primarily based on a report published by UNICEF in 2016 on the number of people living in resettlement sites in Manica, Sofala and Tete provinces. These IDPs were displaced by violence between the government and an opposition group. IDMC’s figure also includes people who were newly displaced in 2018 as a result of violence associated with extremist groups in Cabo Delgado province, but who had not returned as of the end of the year.
IDMC’s estimate of the number of new displacements in 2018 is derived from local media reports about housing destruction linked to attacks in the province.