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An initial assessment conducted by UNFPA and its implementing partners in the flood-affected regions of Somalia has identified damages and access challenges to the health facilities and GBV one-stop centers which support vulnerable women and girls including pregnant women, and survivors of gender based violence. Hence the need for SRH and GBV services to the affected populations.

At least 20,340 women and girls are estimated to be at risk of gender-based violence as the displacement weakens traditional family and community protection mechanisms. Recurrent floods, drought, protracted conflict and armed attacks in Somalia have resulted in insecurity, major protection challenges, food insecurity and also extremely weakened basic socio-economic services.