Tens of thousands remain trapped in Mozambique two months after militant attack
21 May 2021 | 6:20 am
More than 20,000 people are trapped in northern Mozambique two months after militants attacked the city of Palma. The oil giant Total suspended its activities in the region and the flow of displaced people to the capital of Cabo Delgado province does not stop.
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