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28 May 2019

Menstruation is not a girls' or women’s issue – it’s a human rights issue

Statement attributable to UNFPA Representative for Somalia Mr. Anders Thomsen   Mogadishu, 28 May 2019 – Today on Menstrual Hygiene Day, we stand with Somali women and girls and commit towards... Read more

12 April 2019
Press Release

New UNFPA Representative to Somalia presents credentials

Mogadishu, 11 April 2019 – The UNFPA Representative, Mr. Anders Thomsen, today officially presented his credentials to the Federal Republic of Somalia. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and... Read more

27 February 2019
Stop gender-based violence

UNFPA Statement on the death of 12-year-old Aisha Ilyes Aden

Statement attributable to the outgoing UNFPA Representative for Somalia, Mr. Nikolai Botev, incoming UNFPA Representative for Somalia Mr. Anders Thomsen, and UNFPA Head of Puntland Office Dr. Maryan... Read more

4 February 2019
the Puntland president presents a cerificate to UNFPA Somalia Representative

New Puntland president honors UNFPA Somalia

GAROWE, Puntland – The new President of Puntland State of Somalia, Mr. Said Abdullahi Deni on 30 January 2019 presented awards to UNFPA Somalia Representative Nikolai Botev and former First Lady for... Read more

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