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UNFPA distributed more than 8000 dignity kits in Somalia’s South Central Zone in September. Through a local NGO, UNFPA was able to help woman living in IDP camps to restore their dignity.

The distribution of the kits was done in some parts of Gedo, Mogadishu, Lower Shabelle, Hiraan, Galgaduud, Lower Juba and southern parts of Mudug.

One beneficiary was quoted saying:

- I will like to thank UNFPA for restoring our dignity. I could not go to the town for casual work because I did not have cloth to cover my body. I stayed indoors in this make shift, but now thanks God I look smart and can go to town to do casual work of washing cloths and cleaning dishes to feed my children. I would further appeal to organization supporting us, to extend the dignity kit to all women and children, especially adolescent girls.

UNFPA´s implementing partner on this distribution was the local NGO Human Development Concern. During the month of September, all together 8450 dignity kits were distributed. The beneficiaries who received the kits were vulnerable pregnant mothers.