Mozambique – COVID-19 Preparedness Assessment in the Resettlement Sites in Sofala, Manica, Zambezia And Tete - Report 2 (May 2020)

DTM Mozambique,
Period Covered
May 05 2020
May 08 2020
  • Other
  • Migrants presence
  • Site Assessment


In response to this 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 05 to 08 May 2020, with the sole purpose to inform the government and humanitarian partners on the preparedness and precautionary measures that are available in resettlement sites hosting displaced populations since Idai cyclone. The information gathered will help decision-makers to plan interventions and restrictions as well as recommend health and site preparations measures for outbreak prevention and containment in the resettlement sites in the central region.
In the 71 resettlement sites assessed, three sites (Bandua 2019 and Maximedje sites in Buzi district of Sofala province and Chibue and Muawa sites in Sussudenga district of Manica province) reported that in the past month, 21 migrant workers from South Africa settled in the sites. Of these four sites, two sites (Bandua 2019 and Maximedje sites) reported medically examining the health condition of the migrants before entry.