Acted started its work in Mozambique in April 2022 in response to the humanitarian crisis in Cabo Delgado province in the north of the country. In the country, Acted provides an integrated multi-sector emergency response in WASH, Food Security, CCCM, Protection, Shelter, Education in Emergencies, for Internally Displaced People, returnees and host community.
In Mozambique, Acted brings a comprehensive area-based support to local authorities and community structures to coordinate, prioritise, and plan recovery and reconstruction activities in areas of return. This includes rehabilitation and recovery support in Mocimboa da Praia to ensure that return plans are safe, dignified and sustainable, including livelihood restoration, skills training, THRIVE approach to support resilient, climate-smart agriculture and market systems.
Since late 2017, the presence of non-state armed groups in the north-east of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique’s most northern province, has forced close to one million people, mainly women and children, to flee, with many seeking refuge in the central and southern districts of the province. An estimated 935,000 IDPs were recorded by IOM across displacement sites and resident communities.
Acted Mozambique began responding to the basic needs of populations affected by these displacements through a CDCS funded WASH project in the north-eastern district of Mocimboa da Praia. The project target returnees. Indeed, 71,000 persons returned to Mocimboa da Praia following an improvement in the security situation. Nevertheless, return does not necessarily mean that durable solutions have been achieved for the returnees, nor that they have managed to get back to their place of habitual residence. More than 73,000 individuals are still displaced within the district and are in need of support to meet their basic needs.