Mozambique - IOM has received USD 1 million from Japan to improve displacement tracking and disaster preparedness in Mozambique’s southern province of Gaza, which was badly affected by flooding in 2013.
The project, in close cooperation with Mozambique’s National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) and local police, will help to register and track internally displaced persons (IDPs) in relocation sites established after the 2013 floods.
Of 150,000 people displaced in 2013, some 34,000 have been allocated land in safer areas on higher ground, but a full registration of those who have received land and those who have not, has yet to be completed. People also continue to move between their new land and old land located in the flood plain.
The project will also seek to improve disaster preparedness by developing evacuation plans and establishing emergency transit centres for people displaced by future flooding.
The project will also focus on building the capacity of the Women and Children’s Assistance Unit (GAMC) of the Gaza provincial police to meet the special protection needs of women and children in emergencies, when there are heightened risks of exploitation and human trafficking.
IOM's Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), which was successfully deployed in Gaza in 2013 to track displaced people and assess their needs, will also be rolled out countrywide to improve national disaster preparedness.
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Camila Rivero-Maldonado IOM Mozambique Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. +258 823089655