NRC in Mozambique


A total of


people in need received our assistance in 2022.


Humanitarian overview

As of August 2022, over 946,500 people have been internally displaced. The conflict has impacted economic activities in the region, resulting in suspension of gas activity. Military support has been given from Southern Africa Development Community as well as from Rwanda to stabilize the situation. Some internally displaced people have begun returning home in 2022, even though attacks continue.

The humanitarian needs are not limited to displaced peoples. Mozambique also hosts more than 28,840 refugees and asylum seekers. Additionally, over 736,000 Mozambique residents have been affected by extreme weather in Nampula and Zambezia provinces.

People are struggling to find livelihoods and access the services they need. Humanitarian assistance is concentrated around settlement sites, so host communities and displaced people outside these sites must largely cope without support. Funding limitations are resulting in large gaps, including cuts in lifesaving food support, pushing people into negative coping mechanisms.

  • 12,219
    people benefited from our education programme
  • 23,776
    people benefited from our food security programme
  • 12,117
    people benefited from our shelter programme
  • 20,769
    people benefited from our ICLA programme
  • 48,504
    people benefited from our WASH programme
  • 7,858
    people benefited from other NRC activities


NRC's operation

NRC has provided first line humanitarian response since 2021 with multisector activities in shelter, education, food security, and information, counselling and legal assistance. Our focus is on supporting people in hard-to-reach areas, working in partnership with authorities and local actors. We are piloting cash-based interventions with displaced populations living in host communities.

On a policy level, we work to support IDP national policy by leading a consortium with UNHCR and IOM supporting the National Institute for Disaster Management.

NRC EducationEducation

We work to ensure that conflict-affected children can access quality education. The focus of our Education in Emergency (EiE) work is on children living in displacement sites and in host communities. In cooperation with the education authorities, our activities include:

  • Support for formal and non-formal education, including remedial classes.
  • Distribution of student, teacher and school kits with supplies
  • Teacher training.
  • Construction of temporary learning spaces and/or rehabilitation of existing learning facilities.

NRC Information, counselling and legal assistance (ICLA)Information, counselling and legal assistance (ICLA)

Our ICLA program programme assists conflict-affected people with accessing civil documentation. This allows people to, among other things, access basic services, own a mobile phone used for banking purposes, and exercise their right of movement.

In cooperation with the authorities, we help facilitate the issuing of birth certificates and national IDs.

NRC Livelihoods and food securityLivelihoods and food security

Through our integrated livelihoods and food security programme, we aim to facilitate durable solutions for the people we serve, whether they live in a host community or a settlement site. Our activities include:

  • Distribution of seeds and tools.
  • Awareness of improved agriculture techniques.
  • Food preservation.
  • Cash support.
  • Economic recovery (small start-up grants).

NRC Shelter and settlementsShelter and settlements

Through our shelter programme, we assist people throughout different phases of displacement – from life-saving emergency support to durable solutions in displacement or return contexts. Our shelter and settlements work includes:

  • Distribution of non-food items (NFIs).
  • Emergency shelter kit distribution.
  • Technical shelter support.
  • Construction of communal transit facilities.
  • Multi-purpose cash support.

About NRC in Mozambique

International staff
Areas of operation
Cabo Delgado
Budget 2021
USD 2 million
National staff


Country Director

Ulrika Blom


+258 86 111 8254