Mozambique

Why World Vision is in Mozambique


Mozambique has been facing ongoing climate-related crises. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic hit while the country was still recovering from two major cyclones that destroyed infrastructures and livelihoods, affecting over 1.3 million people. As Mozambicans struggled to rebuild after the two cyclones, armed conflict in the north worsened: Hundreds of people were killed, and 670,000 more were internally displaced. Meanwhile, droughts caused severe food insecurity in the south, and further tropical storms hit the central region. Tragically, violence escalated against children during pandemic-related shutdowns: From January to September 2020, police reported that one child was a victim of sexual violence every six hours. Thanks to strong national and local partnerships, World Vision reached many of the crisis-affected children and families throughout Mozambique with support and resources. People who were forced to leave their homes due to regional violence received assistance. Families who had lost livelihoods or possessions amid the storms were provided with essentials to help them weather the challenges they faced, both for their immediate needs and as they rebuilt their lives.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Progress in Mozambique

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • Girls and boys participated in personal development activities focused on values and caring for others, to help them understand their worth, make healthy choices and develop positive relationships. Child protection groups monitored sponsored children, helping to identify and support girls and boys in need.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • After new wells with hand pumps were built, more children and their families have access to clean water less than 30 minutes from home, helping to free community members, especially women and girls, from time spent collecting water.
  • Community members received information on how to use measures like handwashing and social distancing, and health workers were given personal protective equipment like masks and gloves, helping to protect children and families from COVID-19.
  • Hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members, helping to prevent disease among children and their families.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • Teachers were trained in our literacy program, giving them new techniques to teach children to read. In some areas, after-school reading clubs were started to give children extra help and encourage a love of reading.

Prayer Requests from Mozambique

World Vision's staff in Mozambique are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • That God would provide wisdom to Mozambique’s leaders to find a lasting, peaceful solution to violence, so people can enjoy life in all its fullness.

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  • We ask God to protect Mozambique's children from the natural disasters that are becoming more frequent.

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News from Mozambique

From the Field

2019 Cyclone Idai: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Catastrophic flooding from Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth affected close to 2.2 million people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. Idai and Kenneth were two of the top five worst storms to ever hit Mozambique. Together, they’ve caused an unprecedented amount of damage. World Vision staff are providing shelter, food, and clean water to families in need.