S-0382 contains records concerning humanitarian activities of the United Nations Operation in Mozambique (ONUMOZ).
Humanitarian Assistance Component
The records of the Humanitarian Assistance Component encompass the documents of the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Assistance Coordination (UNOHAC) and the Reintegration Commission (CORE). UNOHAC was tasked with monitoring and coordinating all humanitarian assistance programs of United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations operating in Mozambique. CORE was established under the General Peace Agreement to implement the social and economic reintegration of demobilized soldiers. The records for UNOHAC and CORE were arranged by different filing schemes; original order has been preserved. The filing scheme for each has been attached to S-0382.
United Nations Office for Humanitarian Assistance Coordination (UNOHAC)
Documents describe the coordination of humanitarian relief efforts among various agencies and organizations, including the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Redd Barna (Save the Children Norway), World Vision Mozambique, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Also included are: monthly reports sent from field offices to the Director of UNOHAC; reports of Field Officers’ trips to provinces to assess areas of potential agency intervention; summaries of meetings between representatives of UNOHAC and non-governmental organizations on difficulties encountered, such as lack of road access, theft of goods, and locusts; reports assessing food needs and shortages; guidelines for food distribution to demobilized soldiers; reports detailing the activities of the Emergency Seeds and Tools Programme (PESU); and meeting minutes and statements of the Humanitarian Assistance Committee.
Records pertaining to refugees consists of: operation maps for the repatriation of refugees in Mozambique; reports describing refugee transport and logistics plans; reports of refugee movements at border entry points and reception facilities; reports on the repatriation of refugees from countries of asylum including Malawi, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zambia, and from within Mozambique; reports of UNOHAC officers on refugee resettlement in provinces; and statistics.
Records concerning the provision of health services include: summaries of meetings between UNOHAC and non-governmental organizations on health campaigns; reports of visits to assess health provisions in RENAMO-controlled areas; reports of visits to hospitals; and reports on the outbreak of bubonic plague.
Also included are records pertaining to primary, secondary, and adult education, as well as literacy programs and instruction conducted in native languages. These consist of: descriptions of educational activities in former RENAMO-controlled areas; reports on the role and activities of non-governmental organizations in the reconstruction of the education system; reports on the rehabilitation and reconstruction of schools; and documents describing procedures for reintegrating demobilized soldiers, refugees and displaced persons into the National Education System.
Reintegration Commission (CORE)
Records consist of: minutes, summaries of meetings, situation reports, and newsletters of provincial CORE offices. Documents for CORE’s Conflict Resolution Team include: strategy, background and discussion papers; and reports of the Team’s visits to districts. In addition, there are: records detailing the distribution of vegetable seed and tool packs for demobilized soldiers; records documenting CORE’s implementation of the Reintegration Support Scheme (RSS); and reports of incidents involving demobilized soldiers, such as the setting up road blocks and the detainment of civilians.