Benvindos a Mumemo

O agora designado Bairro 4 de Outubro, em Mumemo, está situado no distrito de Marracuene, Moçambique.

Foi criado para reassentar 1777 famílias vítimas das cheias de 2000-2001, provenientes do bairro de Chamanculo-C, em Maputo.

Este bairro foi criado e desenvolvido desde então pela Província de São Francisco de Assis da CONFHIC Congregação das Irmãs Franciscanas Hospitaleiras da Imaculada Conceição, a trabalhar em Moçambique desde as primeiras décadas do século XX.

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Última actualização em 28 de Julho de 2005




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A look at the record of natural disasters in Mozambique shows that the country is particularly vulnerable to climatic hazards, most notably drought, floods and cyclones. Meteorological records show that flooding usually occurs during the rainy season which falls mainly during the months of October to April, with some slight variations across the country. Flooding has principally been confined to river valleys and low-lying areas where drainage systems have either failed or do not exist. Records of cyclones, dating from 1946, show that they also mostly occur between the months of October and April.

The main areas of incidence are along the coastline of Mozambique, with some occasionally moving inland. Historical references to drought show that the country habitually suffers from extremely dry conditions approximately every ten years. Certain parts of the country are more prone than others, notably the provinces of Tete, Nampula, Niassa and Gaza.

Recent past emergencies, especially the 2000 and 2001 floods, were caused by record rains due to unprecedented weather patterns involving cyclones (in 2000) and storms linked to La Niña, a warmer Indian Ocean , global warming and a peak of natural weather cycles. The current humanitarian situation on the other hand, has been provoked by irregular and insufficient rainfall since the beginning of 2002 in most of the country's southern and central regions. Human activity and changed patterns of land use also contributed to worsening the impact of these events.

With more than two thirds of Mozambique's population living below the poverty line, such shocks can have dramatic consequences on the lives of the affected population. In the Mozambican context, this vulnerability is now further complicated by the enormous social impact that the high HIV/AIDS prevalence has on individuals, their families and their communities. The national HIV prevalence rate is now 13%, but this hides huge variation between the provinces, with rates over 20% in some areas. HIV/AIDS has now been recognised by many as the fundamental and underlying cause of vulnerability throughout the Southern Africa Southern Africa Region.

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source: (September 2005)

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