05.12.2020 Displaced Nearing 400,000 in Mozambique's Islamist Insurgency
Reports of more than 50 beheadings by Mozambique’s Islamic extremist rebels have raised international alarm over the new level of violence in the country’s north. Aid groups in northern Mozambique say attacks on civilians have displaced close to 430,000 people during three years of Islamist terrorism. Insurgents linked to Islamic State took over Mocímboa da Praia in August – one of a series of brazen attacks this year in Mozambique's northern Cabo Delgado province. Up to 2,000 people have been killed and about 430,000 have been left homeless in the conflict in the mainly-Muslim province. Mozambique's government has appealed for international help to curb the insurgency, saying its troops need specialised training. Credit: QuickTake
Poverty deprives people of adequate education, health care and of life's most basic necessities- safe living conditions (including clean air and clean drinking water) and an adequate food supply. The developed (industrialized) countries today account for roughly 20 percent of the world's population but control about 80 percent of the world's wealth.
Poverty and pollution seem to operate in a vicious cycle that, so far, has been hard to break. Even in the developed nations, the gap between the rich and the poor is evident in their respective social and environmental conditions.