Mozambique Humanitarian Emergency

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UNFPA/Amancio Vilankulos

Mozambique, one of the poorest countries in the world, is highly vulnerable to climate shocks and has experienced multiple cyclones, droughts and floods in recent years. Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in 2019, which were among the worst natural disasters to ever hit the African continent, were especially destructive and left hundreds of thousands of people in need of humanitarian assistance and caused significant damage to health facilities. The country is grappling with widespread food insecurity and inadequate availability and accessibility of basic services such as healthcare, water and sanitation. In addition to climate shocks, parts of northern Mozambique are also facing worsening insecurity and conflict, which is exacerbating displacement and existing protection risks. According to the 2011 Demographic Health Survey, more than one in three Mozambican women, and more than 40% of women aged 20-24, have experienced physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives. Early and unwanted pregnancies are also common. UNFPA's humanitarian response in Mozambique includes the delivery of emergency reproductive health kits containing items used in health facilities as well as provision of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and information to crisis-affected women and adolescents. UNFPA also supports safe spaces where women and youth can access SRH and protection services.

Country Population: 28 mil

Humanitarian needs

2.50 million
600,000
70,871
838,765
Last updated on - 14 July 2020
UNFPA Mozambique

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2019

  • People Reached
    Total women reached with all types of SRH services
    720,726
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    10,545
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    183,894
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    438
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    71,500
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    34
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    38
    Number of safe spaces
    12
  • Capacity strengthening
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    36
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    362

Emergencies related listing

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.