The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

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Key partners

European Union

Government of Somalia

Government of the United States

United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

World Bank

Since 1995, UNOPS has supported development efforts across Somalia. With national ownership and capacity development as key priorities, UNOPS helps strengthen Somali institutions and supports a range of activities on behalf of partners in critical sectors – including health, governance and civil society, conflict prevention, peace and security, and emergency response.

From constructing new public buildings and improving the capacity of state institutions, to supporting disaster preparedness planning, UNOPS works collectively with partners to create sustainable change and build a better future.

Key Information

  • UNOPS Impact in Somalia

    • Supported peace and security by rehabilitating and constructing police facilities, and through the delivery of training and technical development, provided support to enhance oversight and governance, and strengthen rule of law.
    • Provided technical and project management support for government-led national responses to crises, including floods, drought, political instability, locust invasion, food insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Managed the construction of a new headquarters for the Immigration and Naturalization Directorate of the government of Somalia to enhance efficiency and coordination.

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    Life expectancy at birth
    Life expectancy at birth, total (years)

    Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.

    Source: (2020)

    Total population

    Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.

    Source: (2020)

  • Flag SO Contact Details

    UNSOS/UNSOM Compound

    UN Camp

    Aden Abdulle International Airport

    Mogadishu, Somalia


    Twitter: @UNOPS_Somalia

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