About us

We work relentlessly to save children’s lives, defend their rights and help them fulfil their potential. And we never give up.

UNICEF Somalia/2017/Sebastian Rich

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfil their potential. 

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.


UNICEF in Somalia

UNICEF has been working in Somalia since 1972 when its first office opened in Mogadishu. Today we have over 300 staff working in Mogadishu, Baidoa, Dollow, Garowe, Hargeisa and Nairobi, Kenya.

Together with 200 international and national NGOs and community-based organizations, UNICEF delivers services in Health, Nutrition, WASH, Education and Child Protection, and responds to emergencies and supports peacebuilding and development.

Get in touch with us

Postal address
UNICEF Somalia
c/o USSC
PO Box 44145

Physical address
UNICEF Somalia

For media enquiries and interviews, please contact:
Dheepa Pandian, Chief of Communication,
Telephone: +252 613375885
email: dpandian@unicef.org

Make a donation

Every child deserves a fair chance – and you can help to make that chance a reality.

Your donation will help UNICEF make a difference to the lives of children in Somalia!