To serve humanity so all may live as God intended.


ADRA works with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action.


ADRA is a professional, learning and efficient network that embodies integrity and transparency. ADRA reaches across boundaries empowering and speaking out for the at-risk and forgotten to achieve measurable, documented and durable changes in lives and society


Justice. Compassion. Love. 


The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a global humanitarian organization with a mission to work with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change.

ADRA Somalia belongs to the worldwide ADRA network, comprised of more than 118 supporting and implementing country offices. ADRA has been operating in Somalia since 1992 implementing emergency relief and development interventions in different sectors. ADRA Somalia’s work is anchored on a programming approach that recognises the essence of the communities taking leadership in their own development. Interventions by ADRA Somalia do not relegate the communities to be mere recipients of aid, but significant partners in formulation and execution of strategies that address their needs, therefore, attaining sustainable positive change in their lives through development and relief initiatives.

We work with partners to promote an enabling environment for livelihood and economic development, education, increase access and availability to water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and emergency management for the communities. ADRA is spread across nine regions in Somalia, including the capital Mogadishu. ADRA Somalia believes in participatory development which utilises both men and women capabilities and provides equal opportunities for all people.