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 2020

Emergency obstetric and newborn care

Emergency obstetric and newborn care coverage was met, as per the international recommended minimum standards

Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Health services for sexual violence survivors

Essential health services were provided for survivors of sexual violence by at least 60 per cent of public health facilities

Cervical cancer screening services

Cervical cancer screening services were offered by at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Logistics management information system

A logistics management information system was used for forecasting and monitoring sexual and reproductive health commodities

Multi-sector platforms

Platforms were established for dialogue on reproductive rights, fully engaging civil society, including faith-based and state actors

Inquiries into reproductive rights

A national human rights institution conducted an inquiry on the exercise of reproductive rights

Coordination body for gender-based violence

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body was in place

Rapid assessments in crises

During a humanitarian crisis, rapid assessments of affected populations were conducted

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Fistula treatment

1010 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

340 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

878 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

148 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

2430 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

26220 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

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

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

221809 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Emergency obstetric and newborn care

Emergency obstetric and newborn care coverage was met, as per the international recommended minimum standards

Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Health services for sexual violence survivors

Essential health services were provided for survivors of sexual violence by at least 60 per cent of public health facilities

Cervical cancer screening services

Cervical cancer screening services were offered by at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Logistics management information system

A logistics management information system was used for forecasting and monitoring sexual and reproductive health commodities

Multi-sector platforms

Platforms were established for dialogue on reproductive rights, fully engaging civil society, including faith-based and state actors

Inquiries into reproductive rights

A national human rights institution conducted an inquiry on the exercise of reproductive rights

Coordination body for gender-based violence

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body was in place

Rapid assessments in crises

During a humanitarian crisis, rapid assessments of affected populations were conducted

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Fistula treatment

1010 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

340 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

878 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

148 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

2430 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

26220 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

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

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

221809 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Emergencies Key results

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    31,761
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    42,788
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    15,874
    Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services
    83,125
    Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities
    42,548
    Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies
    10,890
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    5
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    37
    Number of safe spaces
    5
    Dignity Kits distributed
    6,783
    Number of adolescent and youth-friendly spaces supported by UNFPA
    6
    Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA
    15
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    1,435
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    542
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    1,310

Programme Activities

All Resources
  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics

Somalia 2020 Programme Activities data

Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased availability and use of integrated sexual and reproductive health services (including family planning, maternal health and HIV) that are gender-responsive and meet human rights standards for quality of care and equity in access
Total Spending:
$13,828,403
Implemented by:
UNFPA $5,935,794 (43%)
NGO $5,185,366 (37%)
GOV $2,184,490 (16%)
UN $522,753 (4%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (19)
Non-core Resources (81)
Health workforce capacity
Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
Total Spending:
$1264305
Implemented by:
UNFPA $9000 (1%)
NGO $650586 (51%)
GOV $604719 (48%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$12399323
Implemented by:
UNFPA $5691957 (46%)
UN $258335 (2%)
NGO $4356502 (35%)
GOV $2092529 (17%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (20%)
Non-core Resources (80%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$-392463
Implemented by:
UNFPA $-423 (0%)
NGO $178278 (-45%)
GOV $-570318 (145%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (0%)
Non-core Resources (100%)
Supply chain management
Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
Total Spending:
$387442
Implemented by:
UNFPA $116024 (30%)
UN $264418 (68%)
GOV $7000 (2%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (11%)
Non-core Resources (89%)
Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$169797
Implemented by:
UNFPA $119237 (70%)
GOV $50560 (30%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (51%)
Non-core Resources (49%)
Adolescents and youth
Increased priority on adolescents, especially on very young adolescent girls, in national development policies and programmes, particularly increased availability of comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$1,783,831
Implemented by:
UNFPA $84,155 (5%)
NGO $1,157,518 (65%)
GOV $542,158 (30%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (1)
Non-core Resources (99)
Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
Total Spending:
$1184944
Implemented by:
UNFPA $32330 (3%)
NGO $904683 (76%)
GOV $247930 (21%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (1%)
Non-core Resources (99%)
Youth policies
Population policy and administrative management
Total Spending:
$142226
Implemented by:
NGO $71566 (50%)
GOV $70660 (50%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Youth leadership and participation
Increased national capacity to design and implement community and school based comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) programmes that promote human rights and gender equality
Total Spending:
$456661
Implemented by:
UNFPA $51825 (11%)
NGO $181268 (40%)
GOV $223568 (49%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (0%)
Non-core Resources (100%)
Gender equality
Advanced gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment, and reproductive rights, including for the most vulnerable and marginalized women, adolescents and youth
Total Spending:
$3,670,773
Implemented by:
UNFPA $445,700 (12%)
NGO $1,793,335 (49%)
GOV $1,431,738 (39%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (1)
Non-core Resources (99)
Prevention and addressing of GBV
Ending GBV
Total Spending:
$2779183
Implemented by:
UNFPA $441834 (16%)
NGO $1208414 (43%)
GOV $1128935 (41%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (1%)
Non-core Resources (99%)
Social Norms
Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
Total Spending:
$119403
Implemented by:
NGO $119403 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Eliminating harmful practices
Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
Total Spending:
$751458
Implemented by:
UNFPA $7437 (1%)
NGO $465518 (62%)
GOV $278503 (37%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Accountability for gender equality
Strengthened international and national protection systems for advancing reproductive rights, promoting gender equality and non-discrimination and addressing gender-based violence
Total Spending:
$20729
Implemented by:
UNFPA $-3571 (-17%)
GOV $24300 (117%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Organizational effectiveness
Organizational effectiveness and efficiency
Total Spending:
$1
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100)
Communication
Communication, Resources mobilization and partnerships
Total Spending:
$1
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Analysis on population dynamics
development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$1,380,750
Implemented by:
UNFPA $864,434 (63%)
NGO $24,294 (2%)
GOV $492,022 (36%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (1)
Non-core Resources (99)
National population data system
Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic
Total Spending:
$1380750
Implemented by:
UNFPA $864434 (63%)
NGO $24294 (2%)
GOV $492022 (36%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (1%)
Non-core Resources (99%)

Programme Documentation

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

UNDAF Somalia [2011-2015]

Cycle: 2011-2015

CPAP Somalia [2011-2015]

Cycle: 2011-2015

Audit of the Activities Funded by the Common Humanitarian Fund in Somalia

Issue date: 31 January 2014

Audit of the UNFPA Country Office in Somalia Phase I - Operations management activities

Issue date: 9 February 2017

Audit of the UNFPA Country Office in Somalia Phase II - Governance and Programme Management Activities

Issue date: 6 June 2017
Technical notes and sources
  • The results featured here are only a selection of key results in line with strategic plan 2014-17 indicators. The selection does not reflect the full picture of all results achieved during the strategic plan cycle by UNFPA programme countries.
  • The source of data for most country level indicators is the UNFPA country annual reports for 2014-2017, unless stated otherwise
  • Results featured are cumulative - i.e., achieved between the 2014 and 2017 timeframe, and reflect the net situation, true as of the year selected
  • Majority of the results are captured from 127 UNFPA programme countries
  • Indicators that are marked ‘not achieved’ could imply any of the following conditions:
    • The country may have achieved the result without the support of UNFPA
    • The country has not targeted the given indicator during the 2014-2017 period
    • UNFPA is supporting this area of work, but the result has not yet been achieved

Notes for key results

  • Maternal deaths averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unintended pregnancies averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unsafe abortions averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Number of countries that developed midwifery workforce policies based on international standards: Baseline data not available
  • Number of fistula repair surgeries supported: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that implemented at least 8 out of the UNFPA 10-step strategic-approach to comprehensive condom programming: Results achieved in 2014-2016 only
  • Number of countries that have capacity to implement the Minimum Initial Service Package at the onset of a crisis: UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator; the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) is a series of crucial actions required to respond to reproductive health needs at the onset of every humanitarian crisis. View here for more information on MISP
  • Percentage of countries affected by humanitarian crises that have functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body as a result of UNFPA guidance and leadership: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established comprehensive plan to report on UNFPA-supported Sustainable Development Goal indicators: Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established online national population data platforms that are publicly accessible by users: : Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries in which the capacity of national statistical authorities was developed to analyse and use disaggregated data on adolescent and youth: Baseline data not available; UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator
  • Number of countries that generated and used sub-national estimates of population, health and social data: Baseline data not available

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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