Displaced family hosts four orphaned children victims of violent extremism, in Cabo Delgado
We are talking about Amade Abujane, Ayubo Saide, Mariamo Anli, and Abiba Amisse aged 6, 8, 9, and 11 years old respectively, displaced from the districts of Palma, Macomia and Meluco, in Cabo Delgado province, who are hosted by a displaced family identified by the name of Abiba Chande.
46-year-old, Abiba Atuia Chande is also a displaced person from Quissanga district and has been residing in Mirige neighbourhood, Montepuez district for the past 5 years. Abiba points out that she was forced to relocate from Quissanga district to Montepuez in the year
2017, as a result of one of the insurgents' attacks, "I lost my husband and my mother's family, and as a result I took my five daughters with me and we fled here to Montepuez, the house where we are living was built by my husband when he was still alive, but we never expected to live here," said Abiba.
On the occasion, Abiba Atuia also revealed to ADRA that the children hosted by her are orphans, sons and daughters of her relatives who died on the sequence of some terrorist attacks.
"I have been living with these children since the year 2018. The parents of these children are my cousins, and they all died in some of the attacks, except Amade's parents, who are living in Marconi resettlement center." She said.
The extremist conflict in Cabo Delgado has forced the displacement of over 784,000 people, including 370,000 children, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and around 4,000 deaths, according to the ACLED conflict registration project.