Mozambicans flee to Malawi as political violence spreads in their country
- Since December, more than 11,500 have fled Mozambique to Malawi as RENAMO, Mozambique’s major opposition party, clashed with the ruling FRELIMO government.
- Congested conditions have pushed the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to look at relocation options for the Mozambican refugees, but the Malawi and Mozambique governments have clashed over refugee support.
- RENAMO’s militarization has threatened to reignite violent conflict in Mozambique, which languished under a civil war from 1977 to 1992.
More Mozambicans flee to Malawi as rebels, govt forces clash (SABC Digital News, YouTube)
“Refugees pay the price of Mozambique power struggle” (IRIN News)
“Malawi, Mozambique clash” (Malawi24)
“Malawi to reopen former camp, as Mozambique refugee numbers grow” (UNHCR press release)
(Image Credit: via IRIN)