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16 August 2017

More reproductive health services for Somali youth

UNFPA Somalia with financial support from the People of Japan has enlisted 13 young health professionals and health promoters to serve in youth clinics and conduct community sensitization and... Read more

14 August 2017

For many girls, school holidays means FGM “cutting season”

HARGEISA – Asha Ali Ibrahim, 41, has been performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on girls in Diaami, Hargeisa and other parts of Somalia since 1997. July and August are her busiest months of... Read more

19 July 2017
Press Release

Sweden invests USD 8.5 Million in 2017 for improved maternal and new-born health

Mogadishu, 19 July 2017 – Sweden has granted the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) USD 8.5 Million to scale-up high impact reproductive, maternal, new-born and adolescent health interventions in... Read more

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