Osama with UN Deputy Special Representative Kiki Gbeho during the Launch Event
Mogadishu, December 21, 2023 – In Mogadishu, 22-year-old Osama’s life has taken a significant turn thanks to the Somali Youth (SoYo) Fellowship, a new initiative by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) aimed at nurturing future Somali leaders.
To leave no one behind, count everyone.
On this World Population Day 2024, UNFPA joins the Government and partners to reflect on the strides made since the 1994 International Conference on Population Development (ICPD). In Somalia, collaborative efforts between the government, UNFPA, and other partners have resulted in notable advancements in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, granting more Somali women, girls, children and yo...
Hamtha with her children during the outreach
In the heart of Beletweyne, amidst the turmoil and despair following the devastating floods, Hamtha’s story stands out as a testament to the resilience and transformative power of accessible healthcare. Displaced from her home in KalKaal IDP camp, Hamtha, a 38-year-old Somali woman, encountered a lifeline through UNFPA’s outreach team, supported by SBACO and funded by Global Affairs Canada.

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