Situation increasingly critical amongst displaced children, warns World Vision
Mozambique is at risk of being overwhelmed by a children's trauma crisis as thousands of girls and boys flee a brutal insurgency where they have witnessed traumatic events. More than 800,000 people have now fled their homes in Cabo Delgado in the north of the country, where non-state armed groups are brutalising the population with atrocities that are emotionally scarring children and leaving them as orphans.
Joint Briefing Note on the situation facing children in northern Mozambique
The situation in Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique has seriously deteriorated over the past 12 months.
This joint briefing note, prepared together with Save the Children and Plan International, outlines some of the critical concerns for children in northern Mozambique and provides urgent recommendations for key stakeholders.
Restoring children's dreams in cyclone and COVID-19 affected areas
Anyone looking at the beautiful smiles of 10-year-old Laurinda and nine-year-old Jorge could never imagine that these children had their dreams threatened by life's circumstances. Their unemployed mother gave them to child labour in another family to help with the household expenses, which have become a burden on them since the death of the head of the family five years ago; not helped by the devastation left behind by cyclones Idai and Eloise. Thanks to a partnership between World Vision and USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID-BHA), they have a reason to smile again.
Ensuring access to clean water for people with disabilities through inclusive water initiatives
To meet David's needs and those of 220 other households of Madibunhana community, World Vision has rehabilitated and modernised the nearby borehole incorporating a ramp that allows people with disabilities to, independently, access adequate water. This has been made possible with funding from the United States Agency for International Development's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID-BHA).
Returning normalcy to children's lives after Tropical Cyclone Eloise
Three days after the passage of Tropical Cyclone Eloise through Zambezia province, several children affected by the phenomenon in Quelimane, the province's capital, are already recovering their smile and resuming their everyday life.
After the storm,15-year-old Ophelia from the Incidua neighbourhood –one of the neighbourhoods most vulnerable to natural disasters in Quelimane–, is optimistic
Limited access to clean water and proper sanitation facilities, insufficient and/or irregular supplies of food and poor hygiene practices put many children at risk, physically, every day. At the same time, low literacy levels coupled with high rates of child abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence make it difficult for many children to live life to their fullest, achieve their dreams and prepare for their future.
Our teams of dedicated development professionals have been working in Mozambique since 1983 to build a better world for children, their families and their communities. We partner with parents, like-minded organizations, faith leaders and the government to address the underlying causes of poverty and injustice in order to build a better world for all children in Mozambique.