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Saciido's Journey: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA's) Commitment to Maternal Health Amid Floods

UNFPA prioritizes that women and girls have access to reproductive health care, particularly during crises

Among the millions of Somalis affected by the recent floods, Saciido Ali Abdirahman is a 24-year-old, poor, and internally displaced mother of three. Saciido's story underscores the pressing need for women and girls to access reproductive health care, especially in the midst of crises. Her journey vividly illustrates the vulnerability…

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The Headies and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Somalia Join Forces to Amplify the Voices of Women and Girls in Crisis-Stricken Somalia

As part of the partnership, a 3-minute video highlighting the crisis in Somalia and UNFPA's initiatives was screened during the 16th Annual Headies Awards, held in Atlanta, Georgia

The Headies, a leading hip-hop awards platform, and UNFPA Somalia, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, have partnered to bring attention to the plight of women and girls in Somalia, who are facing a humanitarian crisis exacerbated by conflict, and climate change. As part of the partnership, a…

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A Mother's Journey: Finding Hope and Support in the Midst of Adversity

UNFPA's support for the Baxnano facility is just one example of its commitment to improving the health and well-being of women and girls in Somalia

In the heart of El Jale, an IDP camp in Kismayo, Somalia, resides a young woman named Nurto Osman, whose strength and resilience have been tested through the trials of life. Nurto, a 25-year-old mother of five, has faced unimaginable challenges but found solace and support in unexpected places. A…

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Somalia Launches Landmark Report on Population Development with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Support

It is Somalia's first National Review Report and serves as a progress report on its implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action

The Federal Government of Somalia has taken a momentous step towards promoting the rights and well-being of its citizens with the launch of the 'ICPD 30 Somalia report' at a prominent event today. This milestone achievement was made possible through the collaborative efforts of Federal Government Ministries, civil society organizations,…

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Somalia: I’ve witnessed the resilience of young people; I know the youth of Somalia are ready

It is common knowledge that youth are a major force for sustainable development and key agents for social change and economic growth

A little over a year ago, I arrived in Somalia to lead the country programme of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), fully aware of the country’s promises and challenges. But that was also part of the excitement of my new assignment. To be part of Somalia’s road to recovery,…

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Overcoming Adversity: Hamda Saed's Journey of Empowerment with United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA's) Y-PEER Programs

Managed by Y-PEER Puntland, the Tilmaame iHub offeres literacy programs tailored to the needs of young individuals

Hamda Saed, a 20-year-old mother of two, has defied the odds and transformed her life through the unwavering support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the empowering programs implemented by their partner organization, Y-PEER. From a childhood devoid of education to now becoming a working woman and part-time…

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Strengthening Healthcare in Somalia: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Swedish Government Collaborate to Inaugurate Vital Blood Bank

The collaboration between UNFPA and the Swedish Government has been instrumental in bringing this vital healthcare facility to fruition

In a remarkable stride towards improving healthcare in Somalia, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Swedish Government, with additional support from Governments of Switzerland, Finland, and Italy, have joined hands to establish a state-of-the-art blood bank in the country’s capital, Mogadishu. This pioneering initiative, which is set to…

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Somalia: Stone-laying ceremony at Galmudug State as work commences on United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)-supported Youth Centre

Owing to the significant gaps in youth-friendly services and opportunities in Somalia, the UNFPA’s is expanding at pace its youth-focused programmes across various states in the country

Work on the Galmudug Youth Centre has officially begun as part of efforts by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to support the aspirations of young people in Somalia. The stone-laying ceremony on Tuesday, 18 July 2023, saw senior officials from Galmudug State in attendance, including the state president, Mr.…

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Mobile Outreach Teams Provide Lifeline for Vulnerable and displaced Populations in Somalia

By providing essential medical care, counseling, and support, the mobile outreach teams offer a glimmer of safety and relief

38 year old Nadifo, found herself in deep distress after devastating floods forced her to flee her home, in May 2023. Leaving behind cherished belongings, she sought refuge in the Burdaar IDP camp, her three young children with her. The family faced numerous challenges exacerbated by harsh living conditions and…

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From Refugee Holding Ground to Youth Empowerment Hub: The Inspiring Transformation of HIRAAL Youth Center

The center caters to young people aged 14 to 35, both male and female, whether they are in school or out of school, disabled, internally displaced, or from underserved youth groups

HIRAAL Youth Center, located in Hargeisa, Somaliland, was once a sanctuary for those who had nowhere else to turn. Today, it stands as a symbol of hope and opportunity for the youth. Thanks to the support from UNFPA, the EU, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, this center has undergone a…