Supporting recovery from the crisis in northern Mozambique – Mozambique
UNOPS will support the efforts of the Government of Mozambique to promote peace and socio-economic development, with funding from the World Bank.
The ongoing violent conflict in Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique has displaced hundreds of thousands of people and led to a serious humanitarian crisis. Nearly a million people in this volatile region face severe famine and recurring epidemics, including COVID-19.
To improve access to essential basic services and promote long-term peace and economic development, the government of Mozambique recently launched a crisis exit project in the region through its National Fund for Sustainable Development (FNDS ).
Funded through a $ 98 million grant from the World Bank’s International Development Association, UNOPS will provide implementation support and advice for the project – including helping to build or rehabilitate the health, education and other key public infrastructure – working in close collaboration with the FNDS, the Agency for Integrated Development of the North (ADIN), United Nations partners, local authorities, non-governmental organizations and other local actors.
UNOPS is strongly committed to helping the government of Mozambique improve the lives and livelihoods of those deeply affected by the violent conflict in the country’s northernmost region.
Honore Dainhi – Director, Regional Portfolios
Thanks to the project, internally displaced people as well as host communities in the region will benefit from a series of initiatives that will help foster greater social cohesion – notably through support for community organizations. and peacebuilding committees – and to support vulnerable individuals and households through the provision of social services. The project will also provide vital support to income and economic opportunities – including cash-for-work programs for women and youth, support for fishing and farming activities, and training in entrepreneurship and farm management. ‘business.
“This project will help strengthen the government’s capacity to cope with the short, medium and long term dimensions of the crisis by strengthening social cohesion and strengthening the resilience of the population to the impacts of the conflict,” said the president of the ‘ADIN, Armindo Ngunga. .
Rainer Frauenfeld, director of the UNOPS multi-country office in Kenya, added that the project is an important step towards improving the lives of people living in remote northern Mozambique.
“This will help translate the government’s commitments to support vulnerable communities affected by local conflict into concrete results,” said Frauenfeld.