ARD is a non-profit, a non-political Humanitarian AID organizations founded in 2003. ARD seeks to address the causes and consequences of human suffering and poverty amongst some of the most vulnerable communities in South/Central and Somalia at large through participatory relief and development invention in partnership with Governmental and Non-Governmental Organization

The organization has its head office in Mogadishu, Somalia and has field offices in Bay, Gedo, and Middle Shabelle Regions as well as liaison office in Nairobi, Kenya. It was founded to respond to the increasing needs in Somalia to support the relief, recovery and development of the devastated social-life of the country.  ARD also acts as representative for various Diaspora NGOs based in Europe and North America.

ARD is working in the field of formal and non-formal education, Reproductive Health, GBV and Child protection, livelihood and Agriculture, Food security and Nutrition, Environmental Protection, Water source rehabilitation, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion, vocational training & rehabilitation of youth, empowerment of women and other weaker sections of the society, research and human resource development.

What we do!

As a result of the conflict, there has also been a debilitating effect on the Youth & women, especially in relation to their education & general social lives (respectively). Being THE integral part of implementing objectives above, there needs to be a special focus on rehabilitating & educating the Youth & Women.

The search for (& availability of) this precious commodity is – paradoxically so – one of the major sources of conflict (when scarce) & yet the most natural unifying resources (when equitably available). ARD lays special emphasis on the latter, since it will create a conducive environment for the above objectives to be implemented.

Reach us



Vision: To have strong, capable and self–dependent communities which are able to plan, implement and manage their live aspects and services in a sustainable manner.

Mission: To facilitate the communities for the sake of improving the quality of lives through provision of Sustainable education system, livelihood, water supply, health and sanitation services in a pleasant environment.

Core Values: Based on the founding values of unity, love, peace, justice and sustainable use of local resources.Unity and solidarity among all its members and communities it serves for, Building positive relationships, sharing information and promoting dialogue, Self-dependency and creativity among its stakeholders in fulfilling their development objectives and the facilitation of communities and other stakeholders into becoming agent of their own empowerment and development.