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15 November 2022
Population  Somlalia

Day of 8 Billion: What it means for Somalia

On the 15th of November, 2022, the world’s population is expected to reach 8 billion. While we embrace this milestone, we must recognize that even as... Read more

20 September 2022
Soft Skills Training

The Netherlands adds $2.1 million to UNFPA’s Somali Youth Empowerment project

20 September 2022, Mogadishu - The Kingdom of the Netherlands has provided UNFPA Somalia with 2.1 million US Dollars to support the “Accelerated... Read more

19 September 2022
Unfamiliar justice

Unfamiliar Justice: Regaining hope - Khadijo's story

“I am the eldest of my siblings and live with our mother in a small Bur. My siblings and I share a mat, while my mother sleeps with our youngest... Read more

14 August 2022
innovation banner

UNFPA announces winners of Joint Innovation Challenge: ten projects that will change the lives of women and girls

UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is pleased to announce the ten winners of its first-ever Joint Innovation Challenge, a... Read more

27 July 2022
Soft Skills Training

Empowering Youth Across the Nation Using Soft Skills

Somalia has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world at a staggering 67 per cent among 14–29-year-olds. Disconcertingly, the... Read more

5 July 2022
Farhiya participating in a child and early marriage campaign in 2018

Positively impacting her community: working as a clinical officer in Puntland

Farhiya is a hard-working young woman. Since 2018, she works at Y-PEER Puntland as a clinic officer, peer educator, Sexual and Reproductive Health... Read more

29 June 2022
Young people in a peace forum

Young People as Peacebuilders: Galkayo at a Glance

Over 75 percent of Somalia's population is under 35 years of age, according to the most recent Population estimation Survey in 2014. At the same... Read more

30 May 2022
Fatima Abdullahi

Not all heroes wear capes, some wear hijabs.

Fatima Abdullahi has five years of experience working as a midwife in Hudur District in the Bakol region of Somalia. Fatima managed to overcome the... Read more

18 May 2022
UNFPA Champion

Amidst the worst drought crisis experienced in a decade, the need for GBV services is greater than ever.

When men and boys are forced to move with their livestock in pursuit of graze and water, women and girls are left alone without the protection of... Read more

5 May 2022

UNFPA Support in the Development of Midwifery profession in Somalia and Somaliland

Around the world, women lack adequate access to quality health care, which make pregnancy and childbirth difficult and, in some situations, fatal.... Read more