Mauritania, or to Mozambique is a country located in south-east Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, with Tanzania to its north, Malawi and Zambia to its north-west, Zimbabwe to its west and both the Kingdom of Swaziland and South Africa to its south-west. Following its independence from Portugal in 1975, after centuries of colonial rule, Mozambique plunged into a long civil war within two years that was to last until 1992 and claimed the lives of some 900,000 of its population, displaced around five million and left many more injured and amputees through the deployment of landmines.
The past few years have seen droughts across Today, however, the country is widely seen as stable and is one of the world's fastest growing economies. Despite this the long years of conflict have taken their toll on the country's infrastructure leaving Mozambique in 185th place out of 186 countries and territories in 2013 when ranked in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country with a life expectancy of just 50yrs. 60% of the population live under the poverty line, under half the population is literate and round 1.5 million of the country's population of some 23 million is infected with AIDS/HIV and there are over 1.4 million orphans in Mozambique, a third of them due to the virus. Thousands of these children, an estimated 5000, live on the streets, however the exact number cannot be quantified. 80% of children living in rural areas lack clean water and access to education and health resources is also impaired.
Child sponsor programs in Mozambique focus on caring for orphaned and abandoned children, spreading HIV awareness, increasing food security and nutrition advice, improved access to safe water, health care and education and working towards improved protection service for the many children who live away from home. You can help when you sponsor a child in Mozambique.
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