NI workers in Mozambique aid efforts

Published Tuesday, 09 October 2012
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A Limavady man is among the aid workers trying to help some of the poorest people in the world, as UTV found out during a special visit to Mozambique.

NI workers in Mozambique aid efforts
UTV's Judith Hill travelled to Mozambique to see the relief efforts. (© UTV)

Almost one in two children in the African country are chronically malnourished, with hunger the emergency issue facing its people.

UTV reporter Judith Hill travelled to Mozambique with charity Concern to see first-hand the work being done in a bid to help those most in need.

Mozambique is a country trying to write a new story for itself.

Judith Hill, in her blog Visiting Mozambique

"Mozambique is a country of incredible potential, but its problems are mammoth," Judith explained.

"It's one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to natural disasters, so Concern are on the ground doing amazing work and really standing in the gap for some of the poorest in that country."

A number of projects are underway which, although simple, are life-changing for those living in isolated communities across the region.

They include such developments as storage houses for rice, preventing food supplies being destroyed by rats or even cyclones.

"Simple things help people become more resilient and better manage the threats that face their livelihood systems," Concern's Niall Tierney, who is originally from Limavady but now raises his family in Mozambique's capital Maputo, said.

While Concern's efforts are making a difference, much more help is still needed to give the people of Mozambique a chance at a better future.

© UTV News
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