Emergency aid


January 2023 – December 2024


Beira and Dondo District, Province of Sofala, Mozambique


300 families

Area of intervention:

Ability in self-sufficiency


Associação OLAPA, Beira, Mozambique

Mozambique is a country in south-eastern Africa bordered to the north with Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia, to the east with the Mozambique Channel, to the south with South Africa and to the west with Zimbabwe and eSwatini.

The country has 32,163,045 inhabitants: of these, 64.6% live with less than $ 2.15 a day. According to data from the World Bank, the annual per capita GDP is $ 500. Mozambique ranks 185 out of 191 countries in the Human Development Index [1]. 44% of the population is under the age of 14, while life expectancy is 58 for men and 64 for women [2].

For the past several years, central Mozambique was effected by severe flooding and devastating cyclones, that have destroyed houses and devastated fields. These natural disasters have increased the basic needs of hundreds of thousands of people, including many refugees and displaced persons.

To assist families affected by cyclones and poverty, SwissABILITY and the local partner OLAPA support 300 families with four types of aid: the supply of emergency food and agricultural kits, the donation of a bicycle or motorbikes or as start-up supply of husbandry animals. These interventions help with the most pressing needs and offer vulnerable people the long-term means to earn a living for themselves and their families.



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