United Nations Children’s Fund

In Somalia, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in partnership with an extensive network that consists of local authorities and communities, and over one hundred Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) (Somali and international) as well as other UN Agencies to help deliver services to children and women. Areas of focus include health and nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, child protection, HIV and AIDS, youth development and empowerment. 

UNICEF is the sole provider for virtually all school supplies and text books for primary schools in Somalia, and is the lead agency in the provision of vaccines and essential drugs for maternal and child health clinics and health posts, as well as services for the prevention and treatment of acute malnutrition among children.