In Focus

UNICEF Somalia/2013/Holt

The Convention on the Rights of the Child @ 25– it is time to focus on the children of Somalia
More than two decades of civil war have destroyed the country’s health and education infrastructure. While we often read about pirates and terrorists in Somalia – we don’t hear about the fact that one out of every seven children does not make it to their fifth birthday often succumbing to preventable illnesses such as diarrhea, measles and pneumonia.

Feature stories

UNICEF Somalia/2014/Makundi

Somalia’s social mobilizers are key to the fight against polio
Nearly two hundred people in Somalia – most of them children – have been affected by an outbreak of polio which began last year. However so far since 2014, there have been only five cases of polio, which causes paralysis and even death, all of them coming from nomadic or remote populations in the northern region of Puntland.

What we do

UNICEF Somalia/2012

UNICEF's programmes in Somalia cover health and nutrition, water supply, sanitation and hygiene and basic education. In addition, the communication, protection and participation programme has activities that cut across all programme areas including: child protection; HIV/AIDS and youth development.

New Publications

REPORTS ON THE SITUATION OF CHILDREN AND WOMEN
Somaliland Summary
Northeast Zone Summary

GO‐2‐SCHOOL INITIATIVE (2013‐2016)
Educating for Resilience

HUMANITARIAN ACTION FOR CHILDREN 2013
Somalia appeal

unite for children
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