Private Area

Humanitarian Action

To identify and test innovative small-scale interventions to protect against cyclones.

A 9 de Março de 2008, o ciclone "Jokwe", de categoria 3, causou o primeiro deslizamento de terras a Sul de Mossuril, devastando a região, o que inclui a Ilha de Moçambique.

Distribution of food aid to people affected by floods in Zambezia.


Start Date: February 2008

End Date: April 2008

Distribution of essential non-food goods - OIM


Start Date: Feb.2008

End Date: Jun.2008

This Humanitarian Action project aimed primarily to contribute to mitigating the effects of floods in rural communities in the districts of Morrumbala and Muturara. Floods in the Zambezi river valley left 285,000 people homeless and without livelihoods.


To minimize the impacts caused by this disaster, action sought to reactivate agricultural production capacity and food security for 4,500 families through increased access to diverse foods (vegetables, chicken meat and eggs).


Start Date: Apr.2007 End Date: Jun.2007

This project sought to contribute to a better humanitarian food security emergency and the recovery of sustainable ways of life / livelihoods for the families affected by floods and cyclones in Central Mozambique. In order to do so, we sought to restore the productive capacities to the farmers by providing quick access to agricultural inputs and equipment for planting and fishing. In addition, technical guidance has been provided to reduce the effect of damage of future cyclones and floods. Thus, the actions aimed at increasing agricultural and fishery yields to the households affected; increasing the ability to store, preserve and maximize the nutritional benefits of the beneficiary families; and strengthen local capacity to mitigate the effects of future natural disasters on food security.3


Beneficiaries: 1,080 students and 5,368 families

Start Date: Nov.2008

End Date: Jul.2009

Morrumbala and Muturara Districts, respectively in the provinces of Zambezia and Tete, were the ones that took the worst hit by the floods that happen in Mozambique in February 2007 and left 285,000 people homeless and / or without livelihoods.


In December 2007, the water level of the Zambezi and Shire rivers rose again and caused further flooding. According to data from the National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC – portuguese acronym), most of the 285,000 people affected by floods in early 2007 were again affected in late 2008.


This project aimed to contribute to mitigating the effects of floods in rural communities in the Zambezi river valley by supporting the resettlement of the population, and improving sustainable access to water and food. In addition, the beneficiary families increased their food production, and local capacity was strengthened to mitigate future flooding.


We performed an Emergency Campaign in Portugal and with the support of the Portuguese population, were raised € 10,546 for this project.


Some of the main activities are:


»Construction of wells in areas of resettlement.

»Installation of pedal water pumps.

»Construction of drainage canals and manual wells in lowlands.

»Distribution of agricultural materials.

»Distribution of fruit trees.

»Technical Capabilities in agriculture and horticulture.

»Introduction of techniques for processing and preservation of food.

»Training in management and mitigation of natural disasters.

»Erosion control of the areas affected by the floods.

»Training in prevention of natural disaster risk in schools.


Beneficiaries: 4,000 families

Start Date: Jul. 2007

End Date: Set.2008

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