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Mozambique

The Republic of Mozambique introduced the IPC Acute Food Insecurity classification in 2013. Since then, the country has been undertaking at least two IPC Acute Food Insecurity trainings and analyses annually at provincial level. In 2017, Mozambique undertook IPC Acute Malnutrition analyses to help the country understand the drivers of acute malnutrition. After implementing the IPC Chronic Food Insecurity classification in 2018, Mozambique will become the first country in the region to undertake all IPC scales.

IPC activities are integrated in the vulnerability assessment process chaired by the Secretariado Técnico de Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional (SETSAN), a government agency mandated to coordinate and monitor the implementation of the Food Security and Nutrition Strategy. SETSAN is supported by UN Agencies (FAO, WFP and UNICEF) as well as FEWS NET, and NGOs COSACA, World Vision, Save the Children and Oxfam.

In 2016, Mozambique received financial support from the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to build IPC capacity in the country for one year. This support was provided through FAO.

In 2018, Mozambique plans to undertake three IPC Acute Food Insecurity Classifications. The country also plans to release the results of the IPC Chronic Food Insecurity classification in 2018. To this end, the country has been receiving continuous communication support from the IPC Global Support Unit to package the IPC Chronic Food Insecurity analysis results to better inform policy makers.

Country contacts

Quraishia Merzouk (PhD)
IPC Regional Coordinator for Southern Africa
IPC Global Support Unit (IPC GSU) – Regional Coordination Team in SADC
Hosted at FAO REOSA- UN
UN House, Ground Floor, 1 Eglin Road Sunninghill
2191 Johannesburg, South Africa
Quraishia.Merzouk@fao.org

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