8 projects

Somalia has been affected for many years by insecurity, instability and increasing levels of violent extremism, all of which have led to weak state capacity and low levels of governance. Our actions aim to help consolidate the gains made in recent years towards peace, stability and prosperity, and to address Somalia's most pressing political, economic and security needs and aspirations. Conflict and climate change have led to a large number of refugees in neighbouring countries and displaced people within Somalia. We are supporting the safe and dignified return and reintegration of Somali refugees into stable areas of the country, as well as providing economic opportunities and basic services for vulnerable people including those affected by climate- or conflict-related shocks.


Selected results*

4 017
Number of jobs created

10 404
Number of people assisted to develop economic income-generating activities

1 987
Number of people benefiting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development

Regional projects

Total 12

Cross-window projects

Total 4

News & Stories

NEWS | 08 December 2020

EU-IOM Joint Initiative: Unaccompanied migrant children stranded in Bossaso, Somalia, could finally return home

Bossaso – Seventeen unaccompanied migrant children and five women who were stranded in Somalia for months due to COVID-19 movement restrictions, have returned home to Ethiopia.

The 22 migrants left Bossaso in late October with support from the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the...

For several decades, access to clean safe drinking water was a nightmare for the community members of Abore village in Somalia.BORESHA
NEWS | 21 September 2020

How the BORESHA programme is supporting access to water in cross-border regions in the Horn of Africa

By Maslah Mumin | BORESHA Project - "The long journey for water"

Issack Liban is a 56-year-old chief from Abore village in Gedo Region of Somalia who has worked tirelessly to lobby for the construction of a water reservoir for his village. For vulnerable and conflict-affected populations residing...

Over 15,000 residents across the three RASMI target countries were reached with COVID-19 and peace messages shared by boundary partners and public health officials through roadshow caravans.PACT
NEWS | 06 August 2020

From Peace Champions to COVID-19 Champions: RASMI Boundary Partners’ Double-Duty Response to the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic in Mandera Triangle

With the goal of reducing conflicts and mitigating their impact, the EUTF-funded RASMI project works to enhance social capital and cohesion, strengthen peace structures, and ensure conflict sensitivity in efforts by private sector players. RASMI’s geographical reach extends from Mandera East, Rhamu and Banisa in Mandera County, Kenya, to Belet-Hawa,...

Ali is a young Somali following his passion thanks to the BORESHA TVET program DRC
NEWS | 24 July 2020

For the love of cars: Ali is a young Somali following his passion thanks to the BORESHA TVET program

By Bashir Abdifatah | DRC Somalia

One in three young people in Somalia are unemployed. Many grew up in an unsafe environment and had no access to education. Lack of job opportunities and skills development are increasingly leading youth to join extremist and other violent groups.  To help tackle this,...