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Population: 21.6 million
Living below US$ 1 per day: 74.7%
Human Development Index: rank 172

Source: CIA World Factbook,, UNDP HDI Report 2009, UN Statistics Division Millennium Development Goals Database 2009


Over 16 million of Mozambique’s 21.6 million people live in extreme poverty. Natural disasters and AIDS ravage the country. 

Oxfam Hong Kong’s has been working in Mozambique since 1987.

Oxfam’s programmes are currently implemented in Sofala, Inhambane and Tete (the poorest provinces, in the southern and central areas) and Zambezia (which suffered the most in the civil war), with a focus on:

  • livelihoods, community development and disaster risk reduction
  • basic education project in Zambezia, helping young girls towards attaining an education


Tags: Mozambique