UN-Habitat training to enhance service delivery in Somaliland

June 27th, 2022

Hargeisa, Somaliland, 27 July 2022 – As part of its mandate to deliver capacity building to local officials to enhance delivery of equitable social services, UN-Habitat and partners this month…

Thousands of IDPs and urban dwellers to benefit from improved healthcare in Mogadishu

June 21st, 2022

Mogadishu, Somalia, 21 June 2022- UN-Habitat, Benadir Regional Administration (BRA), and the Danish Refugee Council today held a second ground-breaking ceremony for the renovation of two health care…

Over 1,300 Somali drought victims to benefit from cash transfers from UN-Habitat and Sweden

April 28th, 2022

Kismayo, Somalia, 26 April 2022- UN-Habitat has disbursed the first tranche of direct cash transfers of USD 60 each to 221 households in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps and villages in…

UN-Habitat trainings on sustainable development planning to serve as benchmark for locally-led sustainable settlement solutions

December 22nd, 2021

Kismayo, Somalia, 22 December 2021 – Building on similar successful steps, UN-Habitat has held training workshops to provide guidance and capacity building on settlement planning so stakeholders can…

UN-Habitat strengthens support to cities facing influx of internally displaced people

September 29th, 2021

Nairobi, 29 September 2021- On the eve of the report by the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement, UN-Habitat renews its commitment to furthering the…

Infrastructure Value Chain Analysis in Baidoa Could Help Strengthen Economic Opportunities

September 13th, 2021

Baidoa, Somalia, September 2021 – Policymakers, investors and partners in Somalia’s South West State interim capital City can now benefit from a UN-Habitat study that has identified the construction…

Vulnerable families in Somalia’s Kismayo receive aid to cope with COVID-19

August 30th, 2021

Kismayo, Somalia, August 2021 – As part of a multi-pronged approach to build community resiliency and support recovery efforts, residents of hardest-hit communities in western Kismayo, Jubaland,…

Mobile money transfers support vulnerable families in Somalia’s capital during the pandemic

April 22nd, 2021

Mogadishu, Somalia, 22 April 2021- UN-Habitat is overseeing a cash transfer initiative to more than 1,500 vulnerable families in the Somali capital to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.…

UN-Habitat and SIDA partner in cash transfer initiative to cushion Kismayo residents from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

April 14th, 2021

KISMAYO, SOMALIA 13 April 2021 - UN-Habitat has disbursed the first tranche of direct cash transfers of USD 70 each to 250 vulnerable households in Western Kismayo as part of the COVID-19 response…

UN-Habitat in property registration drive aimed at increasing revenue and better service delivery in Baidoa

March 17th, 2021

Baidoa Somali March 2021- Over 21,400 properties were mapped and registered in a recently concluded mapping exercise in Baidoa district through the Joint Programme on Local Governance (JPLG) under UN…

EU and UN-Habitat join forces to improve the response to COVID and other crises in Mogadishu

February 4th, 2021

Mogadishu, 3 February 2021- UN-Habitat today launched a COVID-19 response project in Mogadishu funded by the European Union. The USD 6.964 million (EUR 5.275 million) project will support…

Somali civic leaders benefit from assorted training by UN-Habitat and the federal government

November 9th, 2020

Mogadishu, 9 November 2020-- UN-Habitat through the Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralization (JPLG) in partnership Somalia’sMinistry of Interior, Federal affairs and Reconciliation (…

UN-Habitat trained facilitators deliver the Local Leadership Management training to Somalia’s Warsheikh district council

October 8th, 2020

Hirshabelle, Somalia 8 October 2020- Twenty-nine councillors from Warsheikh district successfully completed the Local Leadership Management (LLM) training in Warsheikh, Hirshabelle State of Somalia.…

Local tax payments in Somaliland and Puntland soar due to mobile phone payments

August 21st, 2020

Somaliand and Puntland, August 2020 - UN-Habitat, through the Joint Programme on Local Governance (JPLG) has supported the Ministries of Interior for Somaliland and Puntland to introduce a mobile…

New Urban Land Management Law to guide land issues in Puntland, Somalia

August 17th, 2020

Puntland, Somalia, July 2020- Puntland parliament approved the Urban Land Management Law which will for the first time establish clear guidelines on the governance, and management of urban land. The…