Situation of Children in Mozambique 2014
Invest more and better in Mozambique
Over the course of the last decade the situation of children in Mozambique has advanced significantly. More children are surviving and gaining access to the social protection system, and many more are enjoying access to adequate sources of water supply and sanitation, and are enrolling in primary school.
The study “Situation analysis of children in Mozambique 2014” developed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) shows recent trends and progresses, analysing the multiple factors that promotes and obstructs the realization of children’s rights in Mozambique. The study is based on the most recent national statistics. Economic, socio-cultural and institutional factors are holding back more rapid and consistent progress, despite the rapid growth of the Mozambican economy. In fact, even though Mozambique had one of the ten fastest growing economies in the world in the past 10 years, it remains one of the poorest and least developed countries. Furthermore, there are large inequalities according to areas of residence (rural and urban), regions of the country and the level of household wealth.
This report presents some of the main conclusions of this study on the situation of the more than 12 million children in the country, or 52% of the population. It is hoped that the study will inform the political debate and promote progress towards a more rapid and comprehensive achievement of all the rights of all Mozambican children.