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

With national ownership and capacity development as key priorities, UNOPS works closely with partners to help strengthen the capacity of Somali institutions and supports a range of activities on behalf of partners in critical sectors – including health, governance, peace and security.

From constructing climate-resilient infrastructure and facilitating security sector reform, to implementing disaster preparedness planning and crisis recovery projects, UNOPS works collectively with partners to support reconstruction and state-building in Somalia.

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.
    • Managed the construction of Somalia's first fully functioning national blood bank in partnership with UNFPA, WHO and the government of Somalia. The centre will help address blood shortages and enhance blood storage capacity.
    • Supported Somalia's recovery and infrastructure development through projects such as the Somalia Crisis Recovery Project, an urban road construction and rehabilitation project that helped build resilience and promote economic activity.

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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: (2021)

    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: (2022)

  • Flag SO Contact Details

    UNSOS/UNSOM Compound

    UN Camp

    Aden Abdulle International Airport

    Mogadishu, Somalia


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