The Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights and Development condemns today, March 1, 2021, the carrying out of a humanitarian massacre in Mozambique by terrorist groups loyal to the terrorist group ISIL that killed 2,600 people, more than half of them civilians, and displaced 670,000 people.
The armed group al-Shabaab, affiliated with the terrorist organization “ISIL”, launched a terrorist attack on the province of Cabo Delgado in northeastern Mozambique, where armed terrorist groups killed more than 2,600 people, most of which are children as young as 11, and beheaded them. The terrorist group Al-Shabaab faces charges of beheading and desecration of bodies.
The Coalition maintains that the situation in Mozambique has deteriorated significantly over the past year as terrorist attacks have escalated.
The Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights and Development is deeply concerned about the targeting of children in the armed conflict in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, which has been experiencing a horrific armed insurgency since 2017, as the region has significant economic resources for gas.
The Coalition said about one million displaced people were facing severe hunger as a direct result of terrorist attacks in those areas.
The Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights and Development calls on the United Nations and the international community to provide needed resources to support and protect those affected as well as to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in the region, particularly as the humanitarian crisis in the region worsens due to a series of floods and hurricanes that hit northern Mozambique last year.