South Korea to grant 6ME to Mozambique to tackle natural disasters

South Korea provides 6.5 million euros in support to Mozambique to help withstand natural disasters. Women and the most vulnerable families are prioritized among the target groups.
South Korean cooperation will allocate 6.5 million dollars (six million euros) to Mozambique to help 350,000 people cope with cyclones and other natural disasters, Mozambican authorities announced today.
The support from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) will fund a project entitled Promoting Resilience to Disasters and Cohesion in Mozambique, for the period 2023 to 2026, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
The money will enable communities to strengthen structures for access to basic services and livelihoods, so that they can withstand the seasonal passage of cyclones (between December and April).
The empowerment of women and the protection of the most vulnerable families, including war displaced and disabled people, are priorities among the target groups.
The project will be implemented in five provinces: Manica, Sofala, Nampula, Cabo Delgado, and Niassa, typically those most affected by cyclones.
Koica has a history of supporting Mozambique in the sectors of health, education, water resources, and transport.
Cyclone Freddy was the most recent storm to wreak havoc in Mozambique.

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