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CARE Rapid Gender Analysis Cyclone Idai Response Sofala Province, Mozambique April 2019

On 14 March 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall near Beira City, leaving devastating loss of life and large-scale destruction of assets and infrastructure. In the days that followed, entire villages were submerged as floodwaters rose causing mass displacement. From early on in the response it was clear that certain groups such as female headed-households (FHH), persons with disabilities (PwD), the elderly and children (boys and girls) were some of the most at-risk, both in the immediate response and in recovery. This was further confirmed during this Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA).

CARE had identified four main districts in Sofala province in which to focus its assessment based on planned operational locations: Beira, Dondo (with a focus on Samora Machel), Nhamatanda (with a focus on Mutechira) and Buzi (with a focus on Guara Guara). The RGA was built up progressively over the data collection period, using 30 focus group discussions (FGDs), 14 key informant interviews (KII), 55 household surveys, and observations, in both rural and urban areas, transit, accommodation centres and with communities. Data collection took place between the 6 and 15 April 2019.

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Organization(s): 
COSACA Consortium
Original Publication Date: 
01 May 2019
Document type: 
Analysis Report
Location(s): 
Cidade Da Beira
Theme(s): 
Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA)
Coordination hub(s): 
Beira
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Tropical Cyclone Idai - Mar 2019