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Our Story:
The story of ADRA Somalia is one of a history of service... [+Video]
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Enhancing access to basic education for children and adults in areas of limited access in Somalia [+Video]
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Enhancing Enrolment, Retention and Learning for Schools in Somalia

Multiple levels of crisis in Somalia have affected education delivery and contributed to one of the lowest school enrollment rates in the world. Prolonged periods of instability and intermittent conflict constrained the ability of local populations and the international community to rehabilitate the country’s educational facilities and resources. Somalia


has been engaged in a civil war for the past two decades. The conflict has taken various forms, from civil war, through state collapse, to clan factionalism. 

In Somalia there are barriers to education which includes limited or unavailable primary and secondary school facilities, prohibitive school fees, and conflicting household and livelihood demands. Girls in particular, are less likely to attend school due to domestic responsibilities. Read more...

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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[+]