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Somalia remains a challenging environment for the protection and support for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) and other vulnerable women, girls, boys and men affected by conflict and natural disasters. Particularly promoting the realization of
the rights of women, girls and children in Somalia remains much more challenging. This annual report provides information on the interventions we carried out to protect and support GBV survivors in Somalia.

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This bulletin covers a summary of the GBV interventions we carried out from October to December, 2016.

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UNFPA Somalia Newsletter for January 2017 covers different stories on the interventions we are carrying out in Somalia.

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Since 2014, there have been increased Gender Based Violence (GBV) needs, emerging from the military offensives, forced evictions, drought, clan conflict, the Yemen crisis and the El Niño phenomenon which led to displacements in Somalia. This has kept GBV at a consistent key protection concern around the country. GBV predominantly affects the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) women and girls. 

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Today is International Youth Day. This year’s theme is “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Production and Consumption”. An infograph of Somali youth in figures has been developed in line with the commemoration. Numbers of youth, their distribution, their living conditions and other key data – is critical for development. Without accurate data, policymakers do not know where to invest.

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The UNFPA country programme in Somalia seeks to improve the overall quality of life of the Somali people. The programme contributes to the three outcomes of the United Nations Integrated Strategic Framework namely; (i) Somali people have equitable access to basic services in health, education, shelter, water and sanitation, (ii) Somali people benefit from poverty reduction through equitable economic development and decent work and (iii) Somali people live in a stable environment, where the rule of law is respected and rights-based and gendersensitive development is pursued
 

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The PESS (Population Estimation Survey in Somalia) activities have now taken a significant pace. This brief note briefly shares the progress on a number of aspects and highlight what will be done in the upcoming few months. 

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Somali religious leaders in Puntland ban all types of FGM, including ‘Sunna’

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It was in June 2012 that UNFPA took the lead to organize Population Estimation Survey of Somalia (PESS) following a request from the United Nations Country Team (UNCT). 

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The Costs and Benefits of Investing in IT Sexual and Reproductive Health2014

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