humanitarian aid in Palma

Mozambique: aid reaches Palma for the first time since attack

The city of Palma in northern Mozambique has now benefited from United Nations humanitarian aid since the massive attack on the coastal city in March by Islamist militants.

More than 2,000 families received food packages in Palma in the gas-rich Cabo Delgado province, BBC News reports.

Aid workers have struggled to get access to Palma because of insecurity, and the lack of infrastructure.

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The conflict which started in 2017 has already caused more than 3,100 deaths and displaced more than 800,000 people.

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