Mozambique – COVID-19 Preparedness Assessment in the Resettlement Sites Report 6 (July 2020)
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in collaboration with the Government of Mozambique’s National Disaster Management Agency (INGC) conducted an assessment in the resettlement sites from 07 to 11 July 2020, with the sole purpose to inform the government and humanitarian partners on the precautionary measures currently available in resettlement sites hosting displaced populations since Cyclone Idai. The information gathered will help decision-makers to plan interventions and to recommend health and site preparation measures for outbreak prevention and containment in the resettlement sites in the central region.
In the 72 resettlement sites assessed, nine sites (Bandua 2019, Begaja, Chingemidji, Inhajou 2019 and Maximedje sites in Buzi district of Sofala province and Chibue, Macocoe, Mucombe and Ngurue sites in Sussudenga district of Manica province) reported that in the past month, 43 Mozambican migrant workers returning from South Africa and Zimbabwe settled in the sites. All sites reported a noticeable change in people’s behaviours and habits to better prevent COVID-19.