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

For more than two decades, Somalia has been stricken by conflict and drought, chronic food insecurity and displacement. In order to support the Somali people in their fight against these challenges, we at the UN have been working since 1991 to deliver humanitarian assistance and implement recovery and development programmes in the country.

However, after decades of conflict, the country has taken important steps towards peace and stability, largely improving access for the international community and local humanitarian and development actors. After the Somali compact expiring in 2016, which had framed all the UN work since 2013, the endorsement of the NDP (National Development Plan) by the government marks the first time in 30 years (1986) the government of Somalia designs its own development priorities.

The UN renews its commitment between now and 2021 to supporting the Somali people to Somalia’s development path and will support the government achieving the goals of the NDP. 

 

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".