Mozambique Humanitarian Emergency

A woman kisses her son on the cheek.
UNFPA/Amancio Vilankulos

Mozambique is one of the countries worst-affected by climate change in Africa. An El Nino-induced drought has left over a million people food insecure and in need of humanitarian assistance, while more than 60 per cent of the population lives in coastal areas that are vulnerable to cyclones and flooding. Poor access to reproductive health care and family planning services, especially in remote parts of the country, means that many women become pregnant at an early age and face a high risk of experiencing complications during childbirth. These concerns are only exacerbated in the event of climatic crises that can cause displacements and further limit access to health facilities and increase vulnerability to violence. UNFPA and partners in Mozambique work to provide and improve access to sexual and reproductive health services and support mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 28 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

1.50 million
375,000
60,000
488,507
Last updated on - 01 January 2016
UNFPA Mozambique

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    80,058
Disclaimer
  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.