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UNFPA Somalia

Active in Somalia since the 1970s, UNFPA supports humanitarian responses and recovery efforts. It also works with health services to reduce maternal mortality, among the highest rates in the world, by strengthening community midwifery and the supply of commodities. Further efforts have focused on conducting nation-wide population estimation surveys. Engaging with the government and civil society to provide services for vulnerable youth, UNFPA promotes reproductive rights and the elimination of harmful practices such as female genital mutilation/cutting.

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Key results of Somalia in 2021 View more
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Reproductive rights, laws and policies

Strategies were in place to align laws, policies and regulations on reproductive rights
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National plans against harmful practices

A costed national action plan to address harmful practices was developed
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Vital statistics

Annual vital statistics based on civil registration were generated and published on an annual basis
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Fistula treatment

1,406
Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA
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Minimum Initial Services Package

66
Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package
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Life skills programmes for girls

1,025
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes
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Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

52
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls
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Child, early and forced marriage

6,000
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage
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Female genital mutilation

9,763
Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation
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Community declarations on harmful practices

52
Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Key humanitarian results 2021

UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries

Affected population reached with Family Planning services

Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services

Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities

Number of mobile clinics

Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)

Number of safe spaces

Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)

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Programme Activities

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    Somalia 2021 Programme Activities data

    Utilization of sexual and reproductive health services
    Every woman, adolescent and youth everywhere, especially those furthest behind, has utilized integrated sexual and reproductive health services and exercised reproductive rights, free of coercion, discrimination and violence
    Total Spending:
    $17,506,470
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $5,419,623 (31%)
    GOV $2,805,346 (16%)
    NGO $7,460,181 (43%)
    UN $1,821,319 (10%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (12%)
    Non-core Resources (88%)
    Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
    Improved domestic accountability mechanisms for sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights through the involvement of communities and health-system stakeholders at all levels
    Total Spending:
    $85,150
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $83,590 (98%)
    GOV $1,560 (2%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (23)
    Non-core Resources (77)
    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Strengthened capacities to provide high-quality, integrated information and services for family planning, comprehensive maternal health, sexually transmitted infections and HIV, as well as information and services that are responsive to emergencies and fragile contexts
    Total Spending:
    $14,696,274
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $5,302,676 (36%)
    UN $1,821,319 (12%)
    NGO $5,454,700 (37%)
    GOV $2,117,580 (14%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (13)
    Non-core Resources (87)
    Health workforce capacity
    Strengthened capacities of the health workforce, especially those of midwives, in health management and clinical skills for high-quality and integrated sexual and reproductive health services, including in humanitarian settings
    Total Spending:
    $2,511,580
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $17,903 (1%)
    NGO $1,877,573 (75%)
    GOV $616,104 (25%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (3)
    Non-core Resources (97)
    Delivery of sexual and reproductive health commodities
    Strengthened capacities to effectively forecast, procure, distribute and track the delivery of sexual and reproductive health commodities, ensuring resilient supply chains
    Total Spending:
    $36,761
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $26,284 (71%)
    NGO $10,477 (29%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Sexual and reproductive health polices for those furthest behind
    Enhanced capacities to develop and implement policies, including financial protection mechanisms, that prioritize access to information and services for sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights for those furthest behind, including in humanitarian settings
    Total Spending:
    $176,705
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $-10,829 (-6%)
    NGO $117,432 (66%)
    GOV $70,102 (40%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (-7)
    Non-core Resources (107)
    Empowerment of young people
    Every adolescent and youth, in particular adolescent girls, is empowered to have access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, in all contexts
    Total Spending:
    $3,259,482
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $417,802 (13%)
    GOV $832,185 (26%)
    NGO $2,009,495 (62%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (6%)
    Non-core Resources (94%)
    Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
    Young people, in particular adolescent girls, have the skills and capabilities to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health and rights, and well-being
    Total Spending:
    $1,716,563
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $204,094 (12%)
    NGO $1,123,922 (65%)
    GOV $388,547 (23%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (2)
    Non-core Resources (98)
    Youth leadership and participation
    Young people have opportunities to exercise leadership and participate in sustainable development, humanitarian action and in sustaining peace
    Total Spending:
    $1,496,785
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $171,708 (11%)
    NGO $885,573 (59%)
    GOV $439,504 (29%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (10)
    Non-core Resources (90)
    Adolescents and youth policies
    Policies and programmes in relevant sectors tackle the determinants of adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health, development and well-being
    Total Spending:
    $46,134
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $42,000 (91%)
    GOV $4,134 (9%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Gender equality and empowerment of women and girls
    Gender equality, the empowerment of all women and girls, and reproductive rights are advanced in development and humanitarian settings
    Total Spending:
    $4,788,506
    Implemented by:
    NGO $3,090,902 (65%)
    UNFPA $561,982 (12%)
    GOV $1,135,622 (24%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (1%)
    Non-core Resources (99%)
    Gender and sociocultural norms
    Strengthened civil society and community mobilization to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms affecting women and girls
    Total Spending:
    $247,776
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $51,496 (21%)
    NGO $125,780 (51%)
    GOV $70,500 (28%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (21)
    Non-core Resources (79)
    Prevention and addressing of gender-based violence
    Increased multisectoral capacity to prevent and address gender-based violence using a continuum approach in all contexts, with a focus on advocacy, data, health and health systems, psychosocial support and coordination
    Total Spending:
    $3,897,606
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $508,065 (13%)
    NGO $2,503,919 (64%)
    GOV $885,622 (23%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (0)
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Gender equality laws and policies
    Strengthened policy, legal and accountability frameworks to advance gender equality and empower women and girls to exercise their reproductive rights and to be protected from violence and harmful practices
    Total Spending:
    $44,000
    Implemented by:
    GOV $44,000 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Elimination of harmful practices
    Strengthened response to eliminate harmful practices, including child, early and forced marriage, female genital mutilation and son preference
    Total Spending:
    $599,125
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $2,421 (0%)
    NGO $461,204 (77%)
    GOV $135,500 (23%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Organizational effectiveness and efficiency
    Organizational effectiveness and efficiency
    Total Spending:
    $-2,674
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $-2,674 (0%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (%)
    Improved programming for results
    Improved programming for results
    Total Spending:
    $-2,674
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $-2,674 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources ()
    Population and development
    development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
    Total Spending:
    $833,629
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $199,481 (24%)
    GOV $634,148 (76%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (0%)
    Non-core Resources (100%)
    Population data systems
    Improved national population data systems to map and address inequalities; to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the commitments of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development; and to strengthen interventions in humanitarian crises
    Total Spending:
    $833,629
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $199,481 (24%)
    GOV $634,148 (76%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (0)
    Non-core Resources (100)

    Programme Documentation

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    CPD Somalia [2021-2025] (DP/FPA/CPD/SOM/4)
    Cycle: 2021-2025
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    CPD Somalia [2018-2020] (DP/FPA/CPD/SOM/8)
    Cycle: 2018-2020
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    CPE Somalia [2017] (DP/FPA/2017/3)
    Cycle: 2017-2017
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    CPD Somalia [2008-2009] (DP/FPA/CPD/SOM/1)
    Cycle: 2008-2009
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    CPE Somalia [2016] (DP/FPA/2015/9)
    Cycle: 2000-2000
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    CPD Somalia [2011-2015] (DP/FPA/CPD/SOM/2)
    Cycle: 2011-2015
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    UNDAF Somalia [2011-2015]
    Cycle: 2011-2015
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    CPAP Somalia [2011-2015]
    Cycle: 2011-2015
    Technical notes and sources

    The designations employed and the presentation of material on the map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNFPA concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The dotted line represents approximately the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir agreed upon by India and Pakistan. The final status of Jammu and Kashmir has not yet been agreed upon by the parties.

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