CORES - COmunidades REsilientes e Saudáveis
The overall Programme goal is to improve livelihoodsand health conditions of IDPs and host communities in Cabo Delgado and Nampula to better cope with the negative effects of COVID-19, the escalation of violence and natural disasters.
1: Food Security – Increased short and medium-term food security among IDPs and host communities including reduced malnutrition in children and women in Cabo Delgado and Nampula provinces;
2: Health and WASH – Increased epidemic preparedness and response (COVID-19 and others) on institutional and communal level through reliable and inclusive access to safe water & sanitation and improved hygiene and health practices in targeted communities in Cabo Delgado and Nampula;
3: Income Generation – Increased income generation opportunities for IDPs in Cabo Delgado and Nampula, focusing particularly on women.
Target group / Beneficiaries
The total of direct beneficiaries is 112,000 and is composed of 46% male, 54% female beneficiaries, 44% of them children. Among the IDPs the most vulnerable groups are women, children (particularly those that have lost their families), people with disabilities, and the elderly (particularly in the COVID-19 context).
The programme will be implemented in six districts in the two most Northern Provinces in Mozambique, in Nampula (Erati and Memba district) and in Cabo Delgado (Metuge, Montepuez and Ibo districts).
The programme activities follow a humanitarian/nexus approach, combining immediate relief for the target groups with activities focused on medium-term sustainable development and on building resilience. The programme will implement the following activities in agriculture and food security, WASH and health, and livelihoods (income generation):
ER 1: Humanitarian support / crises modifier; Distribute food kits to children and pregnant women;
Facilitate nutritional promotion; Develop nutritional vigilance systems; Establish multimistura
processing units; Provide agricultural training and technical assistance; Distribute agricultural inputs,
create seed banks; Install drip irrigation and shade houses; Build community houses for farming and
community gathering houses for e.g. women meetings; Train Red Cross response staff and volunteers
in community engagement and accountability as well as protection, gender and inclusion in emergencies.
ER 2: Carry out COVID-19 Risk Communication and Community engagement (RCCE) activities; Provide PPE equipment for health centre staff to cover immediate needs in view of COVID-19; Develop, epi-/pandemic preparedness plans (esp. COVID-19); Install new and recover existing water systems; Install water supply systems at health facilities; Build improved sanitary facilities at health centres; Install rainwater collection systems in schools; Install handwashing stations; Distribute WASH NFIs; Establish and train water and hygiene committees; Carry out hygiene and health promotion campaigns; Facilitate menstrual hygiene management campaigns.
ER 3: Identify and assess business initiatives among IDPs focusing on women and young people; Design and implement plans to strengthen the identified business initiatives; Train young people in maintenance and repair of infrastructure provided by the project; Support women IDPs in fishing and oyster harvesting activities; Support IDP and host fishing families with fishing tools; Support campaigns for the protection of mangroves, tree nurseries and water sources in schools; Establish community saving groups for women.
Since 2017, insurgency in Northern Mozambique (Cabo Delgado province) has left thousands dead or displaced. As of the end of 2020, the conflict has intensified and displaced more than 500,000 people, mostly to the southern districts of Cabo Delgado and the bordering districts of Nampula province. In March, the COVID-19 pandemic hit a region already debilitated by conflict and the aftermath of Cyclone Kenneth (2019). The problem analysis has shown that the targeted region is one that shows extremely high levels of food insecurity, with dire forecasts for 2021, not least because of COVID-19. Water, sanitation and hygiene are already a big problem and are only increasing with an ever-higher incidence of COVID-19. IDPs are inherently vulnerable since they have left everything behind (including their food stocks) and have had to endure tremendous psychological stress. Therefore, the project aims at improving the livelihood and Health conditions of IDPs and host communities in the targeted areas, including special support for most vulnerable people such as women and children.