Riccardi Andrea: on the web

Riccardi Andrea: on social networks

Riccardi Andrea: press review

change language
you are in: home - news contacting usnewsletterlink

Support the Community

June 1 2000

Maputo - A report from Chiara Turrini

printable version

Chiara Turrini of the Community of Sant’Egidio is in Maputo to coordinate the aid of the Community and to locate the area where the houses for the families that have been hit by the flood could be rebuilt.

The situation in the camps where those who had been hit by the flood are gathered is still tragic. In the camp of Magoanine, on the outskirts of Maputo still live 1300 families. 900 of them were already allocated a piece of land the other 400 are still waiting and many continue to live under communal tents (up to 5 families for every tent).


Up to 400 families are concentrated in a "welcome centre" that was realized in the 3 buildings of a abandoned factory. They are there since the beginning of the rain waiting for a piece of land where they can start rebuilding. The food is also insufficient: each day they receive millet sufficient for a meal.


A school of canes was built. It welcomes 2000 children in three turns. There are 8 rooms but there would be the need of two more.

In Boane, not far from Maputo, there is also a camp in condition of neglect. In this camp all families still live under communal tents.

We are trying to locate an area where the houses can be rebuilt. We would like to build a small village of houses that, respecting the traditional criteria (a zinc roof with pressed clay bricks as walls) may however be stable and be furnished with toilets.

Polana Caniço (Maputo)


Benfica (Maputo)



The Community of Maputo continues to be close to the people in the camps especially to the families of the Polana Caniço and of Matola. These people lost everything and the Community provides a regular distribution of food.Moreover a meal is provided to street children and homeless, who would otherwise be left out from any form of organized assistance.


February 3 2017

Letter from Goma, Congo: We are the spokesperson of poor and neglected elderly of the outskirts

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR
October 31 2016

Sant'Egidio in Iraq: humanitarian aid and national and interreligious dialogue to overcome the crisis

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | RU
October 13 2016

A delegation of the Community of Sant'Egidio meets the President of the Central African Republic Touadéra

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | RU | HU
August 30 2016

The lesson of Mozambican refugees in Luwani to the Youth for Peace: Hope is stronger than evil

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA | RU
August 29 2016

Sant'Egidio in Nairobi to talk about peace, development and the right to care for all

IT | EN | ES | FR | PT | CA | RU | HU
August 17 2016

Progress in the mediation for the end of the armed clashes in Mozambique. The country is thirsty for peace

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | RU | HU
all news
December 1 2016

Africa: 300mila sieropositivi curati da Sant’Egidio

November 16 2016
Münstersche Zeitung

"Grazie mille, Papa Francesco"

November 11 2016
Radio Vaticana

Aids in Africa: premiato progetto Dream di Sant'Egidio

November 10 2016
Vatican Insider

Aids, il Premio “Antonio Feltrinelli” dell’Accademia dei Lincei al programma DREAM di S.Egidio

November 2 2016
Il Sole 24 ore - Sanità

Connessi al Centrafrica

October 31 2016
Vatican Insider

Iraq, Sant’Egidio: servono aiuti umanitari e dialogo per superare la crisi

all press releases
January 11 2017

Sant'Egidio: al via la collaborazione con la Fondazione Arpa per la formazione e lo sviluppo di sistemi sanitari avanzati

All meetings of prayer for peace
October 31 2014

Inaugurata a Bukavu la campagna "Città per la vita"

October 12 2014
All Africa

Africa: How the Death Penalty Is Slowly Weakening Its Grip On Africa

September 20 2014

Ciad: il nuovo codice penale prevede l'abolizione della pena di morte

September 20 2014

In Ciad rischio criminalizzazione gay, ma abolizione pena morte

go to no death penalty

Libya: The humanitarian agreement for the region of Fezzan, signed at Sant'Egidio on June 16th 2016 (Arabic text)

Declaration of the African Union on the Republican Pact"

all documents

Eine Zukunft für meine Kinder

Echter Verlag
all books


255 visits

180 visits

239 visits

161 visits

234 visits
all the related media