ADRA Provides Food Items to Communities Affected by Floods in Puntland

ADRA continues to be on the frontline providing needed relief to communities affected by flash floods in Somalia. Through funds from ADRA International and ADRA France, the Gardo Initial Food Emergency Response (GIFER), reached 230 households in Qardho, Puntland. Each household received food items consisting of 25 kgs of rice, 25kgs of sugar, 25 kgs […]

Equipping the Youth in Somalia With Skills to Seize Employment Opportunities

When you do something good from your heart, and you stand back and look at your handiwork, only one word can describe that feeling: Pride. Proud is how 22 year old Abdillahi Mahad Shalle, felt every time he fixed something and his customers were satisfied with the work done. “This is a good skill and […]

Health Facilities Changing Lives in Las Anod, Somaliland

Having a health facility is not a basic want but a basic need. For residents of Samakab village in Lascanod district of Somaliland, having a health facility was a fulfilment to a need. The villagers had to contend without a health facility for a long time and were forced to walk over 35 kms to […]

Responding to Drought Situation in Somalia Through Unconditional Cash

Response to Drought Emergency Situation in Somalia (REDRESS) was a six-months emergency intervention designed to respond to the critical food security needs of communities adversely affected by drought in Karkaar and Nugal regions of Puntland. The emergency intervention’s objective was to “save lives, reduce human suffering and protect livelihoods of populations affected by drought in […]

Preventing Covid-19 Spread

ADRA Somalia has distributed thousands of soap and hand sanitizers to internally displaced people living in Jubbaland and Puntlandstates of Somalia, health facilities and government ministries. As the country, communities and individuals strive to adjust to the new realities of the coronavirus pandemic, ADRA has also prioritized preparedness and promotion of preventive measures in support […]

Leading the way towards youth resilience through technical skills training

His hands held the hammer in place. His eyes transfixed on the work at hand; absorbed into the finest of details. 36-year-old Mohamed Ali Muya was putting up the final touches on a latrine that he had constructed at the camp Halagne-one in Dalxiiska IDP camp. His days are filled with activities of repairing a […]

Enhancing Youth Engagement Through Vocational Training

In Somalia, drought and conflict continue to be the main drivers causing displacement, with more than 2.1 million people displaced. The youth and the young adolescent make a significant proportion of this displaced population. When engaged in meaningful productive work, they reduce the vulnerability risk and contribute to the development of their society. In collaboration […]

Meeting Education Needs of Children Through School Feeding Program

The school was no ordinary place. It was a place of dreams. It was a place of hope. It was a place where children came for a reason. It was a place of learning. For 12-year-old Omar, being in school is priceless. It was a place of learning. “I love coming to school because I […]


The close out ceremony for the Program on Enhanced Civil Society Engagement in Somalia (PRECISE) project was held in December 2019. The two-year project sought to complement the bigger vision of a peaceful, stable and prosperous Somalia. The theme for the occasion was “towards a strong and democratic civil society in Somalia.” Present during the […]