Near-total disappearance of food sources has created a ‘full-blown nutrition emergency’ in southern Madagascar, World Food Programme warns.
Attacks marked major intensification in violence that has wreaked havoc across Cabo Delgado province for over three years.
Thousands of displaced people stream into Pemba and other parts of northern Mozambique after attack on town of Palma.
Security contractor says bodies lying on the streets of the coastal city, situation still chaotic after a rebel attack.
The latest attack in Cabo Delgado province kills dozens of civilians and forces thousands of Palma residents and IDPs to flee towards safety.
International aid agency sources say between 6,000 and 10,000 people are waiting to be evacuated to safety.
Fatalities include seven people whose convoy of vehicles was ambushed as they attempted to flee assault on northern town of Palma.
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Zenaida Machado – Senior researcher, Human Rights Watch
Jasmine Opperman – Senior researcher, Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project
Fernando Lima – Journalist and political commentator
Offshore gas workers among 200 trapped by ISIL-linked fighters.
Several people reportedly dead after attack in Palma near a liquified natural gas site in Cabo Delgado province.