Improving Access to Health and Service Delivery in Bosaso and Garowe Towns and Its Environs in the Puntland State of Somalia

While there has been positive progress in Somalia’s health sector, the Puntland state of Somalia still faces enormous challenges especially in the delivery of better health services as envisaged in the ‘Somali Compact’ and the ‘New Deal Initiative’.

Capacity building of Somaliland Office of the Accountant General’s Staff brings improved capacity and better service delivery to the public

Established in 1993, the Somaliland Office of the Accountant General (OAG) has over 100 employees in its head office in Hargeisa (Somaliland) and eight offices spread across six regions in the coun

World Braille Day Celebrated at IOM Rehabilitated Waaberi Multipurpose Ground

The collapse of the Siad Barre regime and ensuing conflict which engulfed Somalia left much of the public infrastructure in Mogadishu in ruins.  In Waaberi District, the lack of multipurpose ground

Residents Reclaim Mogadishu Streets Thanks to New Streetlights

More than two decades of conflict in Somalia have destroyed public infrastructure, including street lights. The lack of streetlights in Xamar Weyne District in the capital city, Mogadishu limited r

Water Pumps and Sanitation Tools Support Community Efforts to Tackle Floods in Jowhar District, Middle Shabelle

The Middle Shabelle Region in Somalia suffers from recurrent floods which threaten community life, property, and livelihoods.

Youth Forum Debates Critical Issues in Adale District

Years of Al-Shabaab rule in Adale District, Middle Shabelle have left youth disengaged and with limited opportunities, increasing their vulnerability to violent extremism.

From Mogadishu to Belet Weyne, IOM Celebrates Global Handwashing Day in Somalia

On 15 October 2015, IOM and local implementing partners in settlements for internally displaced people (IDPs) across Somalia joined millions of people around the world to wash their hands with soap at special events marking Global Handwashing Day.

Soccer Tournament Brings Mogadishu Districts’ Youth Together

Waberi and Boondheere team players compete in the final soccer tournament match. © IOM 2015 (Photo: Abdullahi Farah)
Somali youth face limited opportunities to engage in sports since much of the public infrastructure, such as sports facilities, was destroyed during the civil war. To support youth engagement in sports, IOM worked with the Benadir Regional Administration (BRA) to organize a month-long soccer tournament for the 17 districts of Mogadishu entitled “Sports for Peace”.

MIDA Improves Access to Medical Services in Hargeisa Group Hospital

Hargeisa Group Hospital (HGH) is the National hospital in the Republic of Somaliland and also the teaching hospital for medical universities in Hargeisa. It is the largest referral hospital in Hargeisa where many patients visit to seek medical services. The hospital’s capacity to deliver better medical services was significantly low due to the limited number of qualified medical practitioners.

MIDA Supports Puntland’s Office of the Auditor General to Improve Service Delivery

Following the collapse of the Somali central government in 1991, the capacity of public institutions has considerably weakened, including government agencies designated to fight corruption and safeguard public property. This lack of accountability and oversight has contributed to the increase of corruption and misuse of public assets.

Unique Music Event in Japan Turns Tears into Safe Water in Somalia

By Dr. Chiaki Ito

“tp bank”, the organizer of “Ruikatsu”, an event which consists of pop music, moving short films and storytelling, and meant to make audience shed tears to unload stress, donated part of its ticket sales, to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to provide safe water in Somalia.  The event was held in Tokyo, Japan on 22 July 2015.

Up and Mounted: Installation of Water Tanks in Burao

Access to safe and clean water is a major challenge in Somaliland. Burao town in Togdheer region is no exception, and faces water shortages due to the lack of water saving tanks. To tackle this problem, IOM supported Somaliland’s Ministry of Water to install four storage tanks in Burao town.