The ICRC has been present in Mozambique for more than 40 years. During the 16-year-long civil war, ICRC assisted affected communities with essential food and non-food items, reestablishment of family links and access to health services. After the end of the civil war, ICRC supported with demining large parts of the central provinces that were contaminated during the war, a rehabilitation and orthopedic centre in Beira was established to help mine victims with artificial limbs.
In 2019, cyclones Idai and Kenneth devastated different parts of the central and northern regions in Mozambique. In cooperation with different Movement partners, the ICRC supported affected people to rebuild their livelihoods and rehabilitated health and water infrastructures.
Today, the ICRC focuses its support on Cabo Delgado. Early this year, ICRC scaled up its humanitarian response for people affected by the conflict by improving access to health and water. This was achieved by rehabilitation and construction of several health centres as well as improving water distribution systems and providing new water pumps.
Its ICRC's hope to continue doing so in the next year with a focus on assisting vulnerable displaced populations and host communities both on the mainland (cities of Montepuez, Pemba) as well as on Ibo islands.