What we do

Volunteers and workers at Baidoa Airport offload medical supplies donated by Turkey for internally displaced persons suffering from drought-related diseases on March 22, 2017. Credits: UN Photo / Sabir Olad

Volunteers and workers at Baidoa Airport offload medical supplies donated by Turkey for internally displaced persons suffering from drought-related diseases on March 22, 2017. Credits: UN Photo / Sabir Olad

Somalia has faced many challenges on its path to peace and stability. Aside from recovering from decades of instability, the nation is often afflicted by natural disasters, such as droughts. These factors have a profound impact on the Somali population, with conflict and droughts displacing people and making many food insecure. The UN has been at the heart of the response since 1991, supporting the Government in developing long-lasting, sustainable solutions to attain stability and establishing robust disaster response systems.

The Somali government has made tremendous strides in creating space for working towards peace and prosperity. The international community, local and international humanitarian actors are able to access communities and deliver aid. The UN and the Government have endorsed the current UN Strategic Framework which helps guide the UN’s work in Somalia. This document articulates how the UN support aligns with the government efforts to advance political, security, humanitarian and development priorities laid out in the National Development Plan (NDP). The next NDP is currently being developed by the Government and will set out the list of strategic goals for 2020-24.

The UN family in Somalia is committed to continuing its support to the Government and the Somali people as they build a peaceful, stable, resilient and prosperous nation.

 

Bridges between agencies

In line with these previous objectives and beside agencies' specific activities, we are also making the bridge on different cross-cutting topics . Find out about two initiatives that the UN in Somalia has been supporting as "one".