- Since independence from Portugal in 1975, Mozambique has been battered by civil war, economic mismanagement and famine.
- Foreign investors are showing interest in the country’s untapped oil and gas reserves, and titanium mining is a growing source of revenue.
- A long civil war and recurrent drought in the hinterlands have resulted in increased migration of the population to urban and coastal areas with adverse environmental consequences.
Why children need your help
- One in two children suffer from stunting as a result of malnutrition.
- The average life expectancy in Mozambique is just 48 years.
- Over half of all children and families survive on less than $1 a day.
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