CARE INTERNATIONAL IN MOZAMBIQUE PROFILE & HISTORY
Within Mozambique, CARE
began working in-country in 1984 (General Country Agreement signed on February 9th, 1984) delivering emergency and large-scale humanitarian response programs to war affected communities. CARE was a principal recipient of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) at this time working closely with what was the precursor to INGC (National Institute of Disaster Management), the Department for Preventing and Combating Natural Disasters (DPPCN).
Coordinating logistically with DPPCN, CARE provided relief food through emergency logistics nation-wide with an average of 11,000 MTs being distributed on a monthly basis during the critical latter years of the war when a great percentage of the population were displaced and living without benefit of agricultural production. During this time of relief distribution, a number of CARE staff members were killed in the line of duty.
Following the end of the war in 1992, CARE’s programmatic focus evolved towards longer-term projects that addressed the health, water & sanitation, agriculture, economic and food security needs of impoverished communities. These longer-term programs included women’s empowerment and gender equity focus. Partnership with other local civil society actors was and continues to be essential to the delivery of CARE’s programs.
As the Mozambique government’s capacity to deliver basic services to impoverished communities improved CARE has continued to evolve its role from a solely service delivery agency to an organization providing technical support within key sectors. CARE’s 30-year presence in Mozambique has resulted in the agency having a strong reputation as a reliable, efficient and trustworthy emergency response development partner effectively empowering the most vulnerable populations in the country.
Current Strategic Plan
COVID-19 CRISIS IN MOZAMBIQUE: FOCUS ON PREVENTION AND RESPONSE - WITH WOMEN AND GIRLS AT THE CENTER
CARE’s COVID-19 strategy rests upon the delivery of life-saving prevention and response activities to the most vulnerable societal groups and populations in countries in which we work. Simultaneously, CARE will apply a resilience approach to build future capacities at community, household and individual levels to prevent the re-emergence and spread of the disease.[CLICK HERE]
CYCLONE IDAI ONE YEAR ON: SOUTHERN AFRICA STILL DEVASTATED AND VULNERABLE TO CLIMATE SHOCKS
Women and children bore a significant brunt of the disaster, with women and girls reporting a significant increase in their daily chores in the wake of Idai.[CLICK HERE]
Mozambique has enjoyed more than 20 years of strong overall economic growth since the end of its civil war, averaging over 7% per year. [MORE]
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CARE Mozambique is a leading international humanitarian and development organization dedicated to defending dignity and eradicating poverty [MORE]
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Why work at CARE?A career at CARE Mozambique is truly one-of-a-kind experience. It's more than working for a national and global leader; it's an opportunity to be a part of something that can help bring about lasting change in the world. We're looking for experienced professionals who not only align with our values, but also want to make a difference, develop and inspire others, drive innovative ideas and deliver results. [MORE]
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