Mozambique's people endured a 25-year civil war, which ended in 1992. In 2015, the country declared itself free of landmines.

However, the impact of the conflict continues to be felt, and Mozambique remains one of the world's poorest nations, with over half of its 24 million people living below the poverty line.

The country has a tropical climate, and shares its borders with Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi to the north, and Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa to the south.

MSF first worked in Mozambique in 1984, responding to the war and its after-effects, and to endemic diseases.