WHERE WE WORK > MOZAMBIQUE
Recovery and basic rights access for vulnerable and displaced families in Nampula
Since 2013 GSIF has been working in the areas of Serra da Mesa, periphery of Nampula, the second largest city and economic and political center of northern Mozambique, to provide informal education, nutrition and adult literacy to women and children in vulnerable conditions, recently exacerbated by health and economic consequences of pandemic and minimal basic service provision. Starting from the 2019 we are implementing new activities to improve access to health care to Beira communities affected by natural disasters and lately we are extending our efforts to provide immediate relief to displaced people and refugees fled from Cabo Delgado, a region hit by food security crisis due to climate changes and by the insurgence of terrorism, to Nampula.
AREAS OF INTERVENTION
COUNTRY BACKGROUND / OVERVIEW
Mozambique emerged from a civil war 25 years ago as one of the poorest and most underdeveloped countries in the world. Yet poverty level remains high with up to 63% of the population living below the national poverty line and lacking access to basic services like schools and health facilities, especially in rural areas of the country.
The country is particularly exposed to extreme climate-related events, with floods, cyclones and droughts. These natural hazards are having a long-term impact especially on the lives of the poorest due to their limited capacity to cope. Recent escalation of violence and armed attacks in Cabo Delgado, one of the least developed parts of Mozambique, forced thousands to flee their villages and move to other provinces, where they live in very poor and precarious conditions.
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