Conflict, disaster, migration and older persons in Mozambique

Terezinha da Silva

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This paper reports on a study carried out in the Tete province of Changara district in Mozambique to identify the living conditions and needs of older persons in this rural area. The paper examines the social and economic effects of disasters, wars and forced migration on families and the situations of older persons. It concludes that services for the older population should include support for the family, followed by community-based programmes.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21504/sajg.v8i2.169

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