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Overview

The armed group known locally as al-Shabaab, government security forces and private military operatives continued to commit war crimes and other serious human rights violations. The authorities mishandled the humanitarian crisis in Cabo Delgado, seriously undermining rights to food, water, education, housing and health. Violence against women and girls continued unchecked. Expectant mothers were treated inhumanely, and were beaten, insulted and humiliated in public maternity wards. The authorities stifled activity within civic space through intimidation, harassment and threats against civil society activists and journalists.

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