RE-CO-MO-SA Recovery from COVID-19 related effects and strengthening of resilience of vulnerable groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and South Africa
The programme aims to contribute to the recovery and resilience of vulnerable groups who have been affected by the deteriorated socio-economic situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and South Africa.
1.1: Vulnerable groups have better access to prevention measures and treatment of COVID-19 and other common diseases;
1.2: Vulnerable groups have improved food security and access to adequate nutrition;
2.1: The sensitivity and awareness for the special challenges of women, girls, LGBTIQ and individuals with disabilities have been increased;
2.2: Targeted vulnerable groups (with a special focus on gender equality) have better employment, self-employment and/or income generation opportunities;
2.3: The partner organisations in Austria, Mozambique, DRC and SA have improved their capacity to integrate the topcis inclusion of people with disabilities, protection and prevention of GBV and climate smart practices into their programmes.
In total, 63,844 persons will benefit directly from the programme. The programme focuses on the most vulnerable, among them children, disadvantaged youth and people with disabilities. 84% of the beneficiaries are young people (age 15-24), 54% of the beneficiaries are female. More than 50,000 beneficiaries will receive necessary information on how to prevent COVID-19 infections and other diseases. 250 people working in 18 medical institutions as health personnel will profit from better equipment and improved methods. 11,800 people will receive food support and further 1,000 households will receive support to diversify and increase in their agricultural production. 7,700 young people will receive better employment opportunities through skills training. Around 50,000 people will increase their sensitivity and awareness for the special challenges of women, girls, LGBTIQ and individuals with disabilities. The partner organisations in Austria, DRC, Mozambique and South Africa will improve their capacity to integrate the topics inclusion of people with disabilities, protection and prevention of GBV and climate smart practices into their programmes. Both the local as well as the Austrian partner organisations will have increased knowledge about how to apply a nexus approach and will benefit from the experience and the lessons learned. In addition to the direct beneficiaries, approximately 200.000 people will benefit indirectly from the programme.
18 health centres will receive materials to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and to treat patients. Awareness on preventive measures will be raised among target groups. Smallholder farmers will receive training and support while the most vulnerable families will be supported with food aid. Awareness will be also raised in order to combat GBV, for inclusion, as well as gender equality. Vocational trainings will support unemployed youth and smallholder farmers to increase their ability for income generation. A focus will be put on women’s integration into the labour market, on entrepreneurship and on activities in green businesses.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and related governmental restrictions hit especially the most vulnerable people, who are often working in the informal economy and not sufficiently protected by functioning social security and health care systems. Many people in the partner countries Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mozambique and South Africa were deprived of their livelihoods. Women and youth are suffering especially hard from the socio-economic effects and have less opportunities of income generation. Applying a nexus approach, the programme aims at alleviating the direct consequences of COVID-19 and its effects as well as to reinforce the capacities and strengthen resilience of the target communities beyond the current pandemic.