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Mozambique: Addressing livelihood and WASH-related needs and strengthening the resilience of IDPs in Nampula province, Mozambique – MOZ927

Mozambique is one of the world’s poorest countries and faces diverse challenges that have created a complex humanitarian crisis for which the country is under-resourced and under-equipped. These challenges include intensifying security threats by non-state armed groups in the North, the COVID-19 pandemic, vulnerability to climate change and natural disasters, and the 2016-2017 debt crisis.  Consecutive climatic shocks, insecurity, and violence have led to continued displacement, increased protection risks, and disruption to markets and livelihoods.

Overall Objective

Supporting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and vulnerable host community members, in particular women and girls, to absorb external shocks and protection risks through principled, gender-responsive, and inclusive humanitarian assistance.

Expected Results

1)      3,000 households (15,000 individuals) in displacement site contribute to their household livelihoods through gender-sensitive, climate-smart agriculture-based and non-agriculture based activities.

2)      12,000 displacement site residents can address essential Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)-related needs, including protection against COVID-19, in dignity and safety.

3)       5,800 displacement site residents, especially women and girls, adopt positive psychosocial coping mechanisms.

Main Activities
  • Distribution of agricultural tools and inputs (such as climate-resistant seeds)
  • Provision of training and coaching on climate-resilient agricultural practices
  • Provision of vocational training
  • Distribution of non-agricultural livelihood restoration inputs/start-up kits
  • Facilitate training in skills for more effective household and community participation (negotiation, public speaking etc.) for women and girls
  • Facilitate awareness raising sessions on gender equality and women and girls‘ participation in household economic decision making
  • Construct/rehabilitate boreholes
  • Install of communal hand-washing facilities
  • Distribution of two-part hygiene kits, including standard family kits and dignity kits
  • Dissemination of hygiene promotion messages, including prevention of COVID-19 contagion
  • Revitalize/establish Water User Committees
  • Facilitate dialogues around gender equality and inclusive community decision making
  • Select and train community volunteers as Psychosocial Support (PSS) Peer Counsellors
  • Support Peer Counsellors to provide PSS outreach services and referrals to relevant/appropriate services
  • Identify and equip appropriate spaces that could function as Women and Girl Friendly Spaces



Lurio, Mauala and Macalopa localities in Memba district, Nampula Province, Mozambique


The project will directly benefit a total of 15,000 women, men, girls, and boys.


01.10.2021 – 30.06.2023

Total Budget

€ 1,053,000


This project is funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) (with funds of Austrian Development Cooperation).

This project contributes to the following sustainable development goals (SDGs):