Mozambique is a country in southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest. It is separated from Madagascar by the Mozambique Channel to the east. Mozambique is home to many rich and extensive natural resources. The country’s economy is largely based on agriculture, but other industries such as food, beverage and chemical manufacturing is growing.
- Capital: Maputo
- Population: 29.67 million
- Language: Portuguese and Emakhuwa
- There are over 1,200 species of fish that have been identified in the coastal waters of Mozambique.
Our History in Mozambique
In 1987, FH began working in Mozambique in response to RENAMO’s attack and the Mozambican civil war, continuing our relief efforts after the peace accord of 1992. Since then, FH has focused efforts on long-term development work in agriculture, education and income generation as well as establishing care groups focused on reducing child mortality.
Stories From Mozambique
Tropical Cyclone Freddy was a five-week-long storm that made landfall multiple times, striking Mozambique’s coast twice. The devastating storm was the longest lasting and most energetic tropical cyclone on record. The Cyclone’s Destruction The cyclone caused great destruction. Countless families’ homes were damaged or destroyed. Some 391,000 hectares (nearly 1
Food for the Hungry is our name for a reason. From the very beginning 50 years ago, FH has responded to disaster situations in some of the hardest places on earth. Food distributions play a big part in many of these relief efforts in the wake of hurricanes, earthquakes, displacement