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The smile behind the mask

UNDP’s latest comedy spot encourages people to laugh at stigma and wear masks in public.  


Somalia’s emergency call centre boosts health response in the fight against COVID-19

If you feel sick or need advice on COVID-19 in Somalia, all you have to do is call 449 – the government’s toll-free hotline set up to offer fast, effective access to emergency health support.  


Naciima Abwaan Qorane's latest poem tackles the danger of COVID-19

Poetry is big in Somalia so the right verses can raise a lot of awareness  


Camels, slapstick and wit

Somalia’s leading comedians produce comedy series on COVID-19  


Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in 2 mins

Know the symptoms and stay safe with our new animation  



New clinics help reduce maternal, child mortality

Facilities supported by UNDP offer delivery, vaccination, nutrition and birth registration.  


Local economic development boosts family incomes, keeps kids in school

Khadra is one of 50 women helping to boost the economy in Somaliland by working in Gabiley’s thriving market, with knock-on benefits for health and education.  


Transforming local government: A bird's eye view

Decades of civil war have destroyed much of Somalia’s physical infrastructure and fractured trust among different communities, individual citizens and the state. So how to fix the damage? This…  


Young Somali entrepreneurs get seed funding to turn their business ideas into reality

Two teams of young Somalis with bright ideas for improving their country’s future will soon see their plans put into practice. After taking part in UNDP’s Future Ready initiative, both teams have won…  

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