Mozambique’s economic growth has been strongly supported by the international community and private-sector investment, in a favourable political context. The government aims to reduce its dependency on international aid, however, the biggest obstacle to achieving stable growth remains the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, the worrying public health situation, and the very low level of education.
Until recently, Mozambique was one of the most heavily mined countries in the world. By signing up to the Ottawa Treaty in 1998, the government committed to demining the country before 2014. This challenge was met in 2015, in particular thanks to HI's work to support mine victims and the organisation's demining operations.
Number of Handicap International staff members: 34
Date the programme opened: 1986