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18 July 2017

Saving pregnant women and new-borns facing drought

UNFPA Somalia continues to scale up efforts in ensuring that no woman or new-born dies during birth and protecting women and girls from gender-based violence (GBV) even in the current drought... Read more

17 June 2017

Puntland youth stand against harmful traditional practices

Young people in Puntland, led by the Puntland Y-Peer commemorated the Somali Youth Day on 15 May 2017 with renewed zeal and vigour to work towards ending harmful traditional practices including... Read more

16 June 2017

Somaliland Y-Peer expanding to reach more young people

The Somaliland Youth Peer Education Network (Y-Peer) is expanding its presence to be able to reach more young people with peer-to-peer education to promote healthy life styles, youth participation,... Read more

12 June 2017

Somaliland working towards total abandonment of FGM

More than 1000 community members in Hargeisa, Somaliland have committed to work towards advocating for the total abandonment of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the region. The community members... Read more

8 June 2017

Promoting innovations for young people's reproductive health

UNFPA Somalia is forging a relationship with Linköping University (LiU) in Sweden in the quest to promote innovations for reproductive health and rights for Somali youth. The innovations are on... Read more

7 June 2017

Strengthened efforts to serve the Somali girl child

The girl child was the center of discussions and debate at a joint initiative organized by UNFPA in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden on 26 May 2017. The event was attended by close to 40... Read more

5 June 2017
Press Release

Government of Finland grants UNFPA Somalia Two Million Euro for health, gender and population and development programmes in Somalia

Mogadishu, 5 June 2017 – The Government of Finland and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Somalia have signed an agreement under which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland has provided... Read more

29 May 2017

Fistula survivor excels after repair

For more than 10 years, until last year, Khadra, 32, suffered a debilitating and devastating condition; obstetric fistula. Khadra lived with fistula complications and was isolated from her own... Read more

26 May 2017

Religious Scholars in Puntland develop birth spacing behavior change communication strategies

Religious scholars in Puntland on 11 May 2017 approved the Somali language version of the book “Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam” and proceeded to develop behavior change communication (BCC)... Read more

23 May 2017

Puntland vows to End Obstetric Fistula

On the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2017, the Puntland Ministry of Health and UNFPA convened a high profile ceremony to commemorate the occasion. The purpose of the event was to... Read more