Below is a summary of the sectors ADRA Somalia has been involved in since 1992:
Increasing accessibility and availability of safe portable water in Somalia through rehabilitation and drilling of borehole wells, hand dug wells in the Middle Shabelle, Hiran, Galgadud, Nugal and Bakol regions. The borehole wells are between 100 and 350 meters deep. The rehabilitation of water yards covers installation of diesel pumps, construction of water tanks, livestock troughs, public taps, pump and fuel houses. In addition to the water yards, more than 50 hand dug wells have been rehabilitated since 1992.
Provision of Primary Health Care services, tuberculosis treatment and eye care programs in the Middle Shabelle Regions. The Agency has also been involved in health education, immunization and safe motherhood programs.
This has involved the rehabilitation of irrigation canals in Jowhar District, Middle Shabelle Region and Hiran as well as introduction of greenhouse technology in Somaliland to increase food production. Re-introduction of rice varieties, formation of farmers association, and agriculture training are components of the sector.
Activities for this sector has been in the functional adult learning, basic education development, vocational education in Puntland State of Somalia, and rehabilitation, construction and reactivation of primary education in Hiran, Galgadud and Bakol regions. Project works included civil works, provision of school equipment and supplies, training of teachers, provision of textbooks and the establishment of community education support institutions such as Community Education Committees.
In Central and Southern Somalia there was food distribution through food-for-work projects, such as digging of pit latrines, shallow wells construction, rehabilitation of roads, irrigation canals, water catchments, wells and household waste management.
To the Northeast of Somalia (Puntland), ADRA has been involved in the institutional strengthening of a road authority, now known as Northeast Somalia Highway Authority (NESHA). Activities included the emergency rehabilitation of the 750 km Bossaso-Garowe-Galcayo Road which is a vital link between the port and inland population centers. All ADRA interventions have included the capacity building of the communities and local institutions as part of sustainability of the projects
ADRA Somalia has also been involved in strengthening Somali Women Association, a local NGO through vocational training of women in the Northeast Somalia. Activities included: Tailoring and Dressmaking, Environmental Health Training, tie and dye, soap making and capacity building of the Somali Women Organization in project management and reporting.
ADRA is also involved in promoting peace and stability by stimulating the development of an enabling environment for economic diversification through facilitating access to conventional and alternative or renewable energy technologies in Puntland and Somaliland.