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Buy and Download Description This chapter aims to describe the ways in which prolonged and multiple exposure to civil war and drought in the Gorongosa district of Sofala Province, Central Mozambique, influenced not only the psychological wellbeing of affected populations but also the wider stability and integration of families and communities. Quite apart from the destitution and profound discontinuities within the social order created by such exposure, it became increasingly difficult to perform the ceremonies and rituals that had long regulated life from birth (madzawde) to death (ntsanganiko) (Igreja 2003). In this way, armed conflict deprived the people of Gorongosa of vital social and cultural resources that had previously marked out their collective identity and given meaning to their existence. The loss of such resources had particular consequences for the survival and wellbeing of infants, since historically it was through observation of the rite of madzawde that the physical, psychological and emotional development of the child in the first two years of life was regulated. Other trends observed through the research included an increase in domestic and community violence, marital instability, infant malnutrition and sexual abuse - all of which pose an added threat to infant survival. According to annual surveys, rates of infant morbidity and mortality. This chapter aims to describe the ways in which prolonged and multiple exposure to civil war and drought in the Gorongosa district of Sofala Province, Central Mozambique, influenced not only the psychological wellbeing of affected populations but
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