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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  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Santé maternelle et néonatale

  • Naissances assistées par un professionnel de santé qualifié en

Santé sexuelle et reproductive

  • Taux de prévalence des contraceptifs (toutes méthodes confondues)

  • Besoin non satisfait



Taux de fécondité global, 2010-2015

Espérance de vie

Espérance de vie à la naissance (en années), 2010-2015

FGM Dashboard - Somalia Read more

Key Indicators
Population size, female age 15-49 (in thousands), 2012
Prevalence of FGM among women 15-49 (%)
Prevalence of FGM among girls 15-19 (%)
Ethnic group with the highest prevalence in the country (%)
Existence of national policies and laws banning FGM; Year passed
*Later dates reflect amendments to the original law or new laws
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Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

All contraceptives - Somalia

No Data Available
Supplies economic impact

Impact on lifespan in Somalia*

Healthy years of life saved (women)
Healthy years of life saved (children)
Healthy years of life saved (women and children)
Direct healthcare costs saved (2015 USD)*
Supplies health impact

Health impact in Somalia

Maternal deaths averted
Child deaths averted
Unsafe abortions averted
Supplies demographic impact

Demographic impact in Somalia

Unintended pregnancies averted
Abortions averted