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14 December 2018
Press Release

Government of Italy grants UNFPA Somalia three million Euros for the reduction of maternal mortality in Somalia

Mogadishu, 12 December 2018 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic, via the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation – Mogadishu Office, is making a... Read more

17 October 2018
Jamila helping a woman in labour

11 mothers from one village in Somalia die giving birth in one week

Jamila Garad Ali, 23, is devastated; 11 women from just one rural Somali village, Tulo Ano, died of pregnancy-related causes during the first week of October alone. As a professional midwife who... Read more

10 October 2018

Young midwife on the frontline

Khadra Osman Ahmed is only 22 but she manages the basic maternal and child health unit at Agabar Mother and Child Health Centre single-handedly. The young midwife assists between 10 to 20 women to... Read more

9 October 2018

Puntland First Lady leads in the fight against maternal and neonatal deaths

The Puntland State of Somalia continues to step up the fight against maternal and newborn deaths by carrying out high level advocacy events through the Campaign for Accelerated Reduction of Maternal... Read more

3 October 2018

Somali youth engage their peers on political participation and peace building through radio

Youth participation in politics and peace building efforts is increasing in Somalia following a series of live radio talk shows, which have been ongoing in Jubaland and south west states of Somalia... Read more

2 October 2018

UNFPA Representative for Somalia, Mr. Nikolai Botev condemns FGM deaths of 3 young girls

Mogadishu, 2 October 2018 – We are shocked by the deaths of three young girls who died recently in Somalia from complications associated with female genital mutilation (FGM). UNFPA condemns these... Read more

15 August 2018

Anisa, the girl who escaped early marriage and became a civil engineer

Anisa Ahmed, 21, from Garowe in the Puntland State of Somalia has just graduated from Samara University in Ethiopia with a degree in civil engineering. She fought against all odds to be where she is... Read more

1 August 2018
Ms. Mulki Abdiqadir Mohamed receives her certificate

Young Somalis awarded for embracing social media to influence change

Three young people in Kismayo, Jubaland state of Somalia on July 25 received monetary awards and certificates for exceling in a blogging competition which is part of the innovative communication... Read more

31 July 2018

Somalia announces first prosecution for FGM

Somalia’s Attorney General Ahmed Ali Dahir announced on 25 July the country’s first ever prosecution against female genital mutilation (FGM) following the death of a 10-year-old girl Deeqa Dahir Nuur... Read more

10 July 2018

Puntland president pays tribute to UNFPA Somalia

GAROWE, Puntland – The President of Puntland State of Somalia, Dr. Abdiweli Ali Gaas on July 4 commended UNFPA for being a reliable partner in the quest to improve reproductive health and rights for... Read more