Enhancing Self-Reliance in a Protracted Refugee Situation in Mozambique

Approximately 9,000 refugees, the majority of whom hail from DR Congo and Burundi, live in the Maratane Refugee Camp outside of Nampula, in Northeastern Mozambique. The camp is surrounded by villages of Mozambicans who live in a similar socioeconomic situation. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in partnership with the World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization, UN-Habitat, and the Nampula Development Plan, have received funding from the Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration to pilot livelihoods programming for refugees and host communities in and around Maratane. Trickle Up is assisting UNHCR in Mozambique to design and implement the Graduation Approach for refguees and Mozambicans living in extreme poverty in the region. We seek to ensure UNHCR livelihoods programming strengthens sustainable productive activities and enables refugees to effectively utilize the generous support provided by donors and development partners. Graduation will enable UNHCR Mozambique a to reduce the number of cash assistance recipients by engaging participants with the capacity to be economically active to achieve self-reliance.

Cross-cutting issues



  • Mozambique


  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Human Rights Democracy and Governance
  • Protection
  • Social Services

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