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Confessions of a Shopaholic
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 
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Water Management amid recurrent drought
We know that water is the source of life [+ Video]
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ADRA’s EWC Project Empowers IDP Woman

The story of Safiya Hussein Ali used to revolve around misery, squalor, shattered dreams and subsequently hope for a brighter future. The 38 year old internally displaced Somali woman had a lot to say especially about her resilient compatriots in Somalia, a land devastated by the double disadvantage of natural disasters and political turmoil. 
‘I was born in the rural areas of Banadir Region and in my whole life I never imagined I could ever be elsewhere in the world other than my home. All this changed when the jilaal (dry season) struck and left me and my four children in a state of helplessness,’ observes Safiya, forlornly. 

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Confessions of a Shopaholic
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

Confessions of a Shopaholic
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[+]