CARE began operations in Mozambique in 1986 with emergency assistance and food distribution for people who were affected by the protracted war between government and rebel forces.
From 1990 to 1994, CARE expanded its project portfolio to include disaster recovery and development activities. Following the end of the war in 1992, we focus on implementing long-term development projects in the following sectors:
- local water management
- sanitation and hygiene
- natural resource management and food security
- health and HIV/AIDS
It is important to note that women are often the most vulnerable to shocks and the most marginalized. Hence, they often suffer the most from natural emergencies and not able to participate as fully in development efforts unless deliberate, strategic actions are taken. This has long-term implications for overall development and ability to reduce poverty if those most marginalized do not participate in the processes.
We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.
Eric Harr in Mozambique
CARE Ambassador, Professional Triathlete, and TV personality Eric Harr reflects on his visit to CARE projects in Mozambique focusing on water projects, health services, and women's empowerment in general as an effective means to end global poverty.
Gender-based violence is one of the most widespread – but least recognized – human rights abuses in the world. Globally, one out of three women will be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. This violence is happening to our sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters around the world.
This violence leaves survivors with long-term psychological and physical trauma; tears away at the social fabric of communities; and is used with terrifying effect in conflict settings, with women as the main target.
Community Based Adaptation - Experiences from Africa