Mozambique is still one of the poorest countries in the world. According to Human Development Indices And Indicators: 2018 Statistical Update, 62.9% of the population are living below the income poverty line which is US$1.9 per person per day. In general, Mozambique ranks the 180th out of 189 countries in Human Development Index 2018, and the 123th out of 156 countries in World Happiness Report 2019.
Children in Mozambique can expect to complete 7.4 years of preprimary, primary and secondary school by age 18. However, when years of schooling are adjusted for quality of learning, this is only equivalent to 4.4 years: a learning gap of 3 years.
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Millions of people live in the area of Beira Corridor, and the quality of their life highly depends on the development level of this area. However, along with the fast-growing economy, the infrastructure development was still far left behind. There are not enough facilities to process, store or transport minerals and agricultural products from Mozambique and its hinterland countries to the outside world; necessary production materials, such as fertilizers, cannot be efficiently distributed to rural area; security of cargo is also another concern for the companies who are doing business in this area; vulnerable logistics system also causes delays or backlog.
Large parts of Beira city are below sea level on a coastline that experts warn is one of the world’s most vulnerable to global warming’s rising waters. Being swept by the fierce cyclone Idai which landed at Beira in the night of 14th March 2019, the whole city was heavily damaged, and it caused 750 deaths across southern Africa so far. Multiple roads and bridges were destroyed, thousands of houses were flooded, and a lot of warehouses and trucks together with the cargo were also damaged. Post-disaster recovery now is going on, however, a sustainable way of rebuilding up the logistics system should be paid more attention to.