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2 March 2021
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Young people gain economic empowerment through innovations

The Dalbile youth fund, which provides grants to youth startups after going through boot camp for ideation and extensive mentorship and coaching on 27 February 2021 in Kismayo, identified Higsi... Read more

17 February 2021
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Upholding the dignity of vulnerable women and girls during humanitarian crises

At a very tender age of four, Fardowsa Ahmed from Galkacyo was infected by polio, a disabling and life-threatening disease caused by the poliovirus. She was never taken to the hospital for treatment... Read more

6 February 2021
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Call on the Government of Somalia to commit to ending FGM by passing law prohibiting the practice

Mogadishu, 6 February 2021 – Somalia has one of the highest rates of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the world. According to the latest Somali Health and Demographic Survey, 99 per cent of women... Read more

30 January 2021
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Call centre for women aspiring for leadership positions established in Mogadishu

A call centre for women aspiring for leadership positions has been established in Mogadishu by the Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development with financial and technical support from UNFPA... Read more

30 January 2021
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Somaliland youth benefit from the Socio-Economic Empowerment of Youth Project

Asturakaaba Fashion Designs is a tailor enterprise in Somaliland that designs and makes women’s clothes, but business slowed for the clothes company following the COVID-19 pandemic which is... Read more

30 December 2020
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COVID-19 isolation area for pregnant and lactating women established in Puntland

Mariam Muhammad (not real name), 23, from Garowe, Puntland was eight-months pregnant when she started feeling severe flu-like symptoms at the beginning of November 2020. Her situation worsened three... Read more

14 December 2020
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Somalia, UN renew promise to deliver health for all, using Universal Health Coverage, urge partners to do the same

MOGADISHU, 12 December 2020 – On International Universal Health Coverage Day, the Somali Government, in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund... Read more

10 December 2020
Press Release

The European Union celebrates Human Rights Day with Somali Partners, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Somali Arts Foundation in support of Youth and Art

Mogadishu, 10 December 2020   Today, the European Union and its partners have joined hands to celebrate Human Rights Day. On this significant day, the European Union remains fully committed to the... Read more

30 November 2020
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UNFPA Somalia forges strong partnerships in Puntland

The President of Puntland State of Somalia, His Excellency Said Cabdullahi Deni, has commended UNFPA Somalia for the good cooperation with the Government in working towards prioritizing health... Read more

29 November 2020
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Saving the lives of Somali mothers and newborns amid COVID-19

The Federal Ministry of Health and Human Services in Somalia, under the leadership of the Minister Her Excellency Dr. Fawziya Abikar, with the support of UNFPA and other partners has spared no effort... Read more

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