Mozambique – IOM Disability and Inclusion Survey (November 2022)
Nov 30 2022
- Community Perception
Since October 2017, the province of Cabo Delgado in Northern Mozambique has experienced violent attacks by non-state armed groups, resulting in an environment of insecurity significantly affecting conflict-affected host communities, displaced communities, and left behind communities. As a result of ongoing security incidents, an estimated 946,508 individuals live in protracted displacement according to International Organisation of Migration’s (IOM) Displacement Track Matrix (DTM) Baseline Round 16 (June 2022). Vulnerable populations, including women, children, the elderly as well as persons with disabilities, face compounded risks and threats in times of extended humanitarian and emergency crises.
Mozambique’s most recent population census, conducted in 2017, estimated that 2.6 per cent (or 727,620 out of 28.6 million people) live with a disability. However, challenges related to disability data collection, methodology, and training of staff, along with the on-going conflict, suggests that the estimated rate of people living with disabilities in Mozambique is likely under reported.