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April 1, 2019

Somali citizens struggle to access justice due to a lack of awareness of their rights, proximity to services, and legal aid. Seeking justice is especially challenging for marginalized segments of society, including women, youth, internally displaced persons, members of minority clans or kin groups, and persons with disabilities. They are often less informed about their rights, face discriminatory practices, and have fewer financial resources.

March 14, 2019

USAID recognizes the critical role of development in addressing social, economic, governance and other factors that can drive violent extremism or radicalize individuals and communities. Countering violent extremism (CVE) is central to achieving USAID’s mission to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our shared security and prosperity. We coordinate closely with the State Department and other U.S. Government entities on this issue.

July 3, 2018

Through the Support for International Family Planning and Health Organizations 2 (SIFPO2) activity, USAID is implementing a maternal and child health project to increase access to maternal and child health in Somalia through both the private and public health sectors. Together with Health Poverty and Action (HPA), Save the Children and Trocaire, Population Services International (PSI) is leveraging its existing funding with DFID to increase coverage of health services, improve quality of health services through innovative approaches, and improve informed demand of these health services.

December 5, 2017

The Government of the United States, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a landmark Development Objective Assistance Agreement (DOAG) with the Federal Government of Somalia in Mogadishu today.

June 6, 2017

2016-2019 represents a crucial period for Somalia’s transition from decades of state failure. Should Somalia harness economic, political, and social momentum to achieve greater stability, build a functional economy, improve security, and establish credible and durable governance systems, the implications for stability not only in Somalia but through the Horn of Africa will be profound. Despite the immense challenges facing the country, Somalis are forging a promising path forward, evidenced by the country’s extraordinary efforts to establish regional states, rebuild institutions, and re-engage with the international community.

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Last updated: August 19, 2019

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