The ICRC helps people affected by armed conflict in northern Mozambique.

In Cabo Delgado province, the ICRC and the Mozambique Red Cross work together to give out important household stuff to people who need it.

Our work in Mozambique

Our work in Mozambique includes distributing much-needed emergency relief provisions and providing livelihood support to displaced and host communities. We also improve access to health care and water, restore family links, visit places of detention, promote respect for international humanitarian law and support the Mozambique Red Cross Society.

Tete Province, Chinzunga Hills, close to Cabora Bassa. A HALO Trust deminer watches a bulldozer scrap up mines.

The impact of our work - ICRC response: January to June 2023


vulnerable IDP households (2,615 people) at the Marcune IDP site (Montepuez) received cash assistance to meet their basic needs.


families received essential household items in Mocímboa da Praia to improve living conditions in places with high numbers of returnees.


consultations were recorded in primary health-care centres supported by the ICRC.


people belonging to water committees were trained, including 84 committee members, 28 local leaders and one technician from the district water and infrastructure authority.


family reunifications involving minors and vulnerable adults were arranged.


places of detention in Maputo, Cabo Delgado, Nampula and Manica provinces were visited to support authorities in improving detention conditions and the treatment of detainees.


members of the Mozambican armed forces (FADM) were trained in IHL at the Katembe Mavalane air base and the Dongo base under the European Union Training Mission (EUTM) and ICRC technical agreement.


judges and legal aid providers completed an IHL training module.

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Our work with the Mozambique Red Cross

In the regional delegation, cooperation work is based above all on providing support to the National Society to develop its capacities. Cooperation is an active part of the humanitarian response before, during and after emergencies or conflicts. Among our most important activities are responding to migration in the region, training first aid teams that work in dangerous areas and delicate situations and strengthening accountability, transparency and financial sustainability mechanisms.