Welcome to ADRA Somalia

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Our Story:
The story of ADRA Somalia is one of a history of service... [+Video]
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Education-Best Practices:
Enhancing access to basic education for children and adults in areas of limited access in Somalia [+Video]
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The Power of Education

Education is a basic human right, as well as a precondition for any serious effort to return peace, prosperity, and justice to Somalia’s citizens on a lasting basis. The Edu-cation system in Somalia was destroyed due to the civil war and the subsequent collapse of the central state in 1991. Pro-longed periods of instability and intermit-tent conflict constrained the ability of local populations and the international community to rehabilitate the country’s education-al facilities and resources.

Education can provide structure and stability for children who have been traumatized by war. Good education can help re-duce gender inequalities, child exploitation, and the likelihood of future violence in the wider society.

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How do I get Involved with ADRA Somalia

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Besides your donations and prayers, there are many other practical ways you can make a difference on a global scale. Here you will find a variety of resources to help you engage your family, church, school and community to make a difference in the world[+]

Our Current Project Maps


The goal for the maps is to illustrate the interventions ADRA is currently involved in. Visit the ADRA Project Maps to see the latest available information on our Various projects in Somalia. If you cannot find a project you are looking for, please check back regularly.[+Maps]

A Deeper Look at Somalia

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Between the 7th and 10th cent., immigrant Muslim Arabs and Persians established trading posts along Somalia's Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean coasts; Mogadishu began its existence as a trading station. During the 15th and 16th cent., Somali warriors regularly joined the armies of the Muslim sultanates in their battles with Christian Ethiopia[+]