Somali Aid’s programs involve of the support of various sectors deemed by the organization as crucial to the socio-economic development and sustainability of the target communities; and classified under six thematic areas including Health and Nutrition, (WASH) water sanitation and hygiene, Food Security and Livelihoods, Natural Resource Management, Peace building and Civic Engagement. The organization always seeks to establish mutually-beneficial partnerships with other non-profit, commercial and/or governmental organizations and institutions, and harness these relationships for the benefit of the communities. Moreover, Somali Aid also takes advantage of the existing social structures as a delivery mechanism.

Health and Nutrition Programmes

The Health and Nutrition sector has been a priority for Somali Aid since inception. Large scale displacement and significant limitations on the humanitarian access have further exacerbated the negative food access and health outcomes. In fact emergency levels of acute malnutrition and mortality persist in most areas of south-central Somalia.

WASH Programmes

The past two decade conflict resulted to deterioration of the water and sanitation situation across Somalia, rendering communities’ social structures and coping mechanisms non-functional. The continued internal displacement of population adds increasing pressure on an already overextended WASH infrastructure.

Food Security and Livelihoods Programmes

Somali Aid believes that it is crucial to improve communities’ long term food security through building resilience to drought. The activities in the livelihoods promotes and develop projects focused in lifesaving interventions by enabling access to food, availability, utilization, and Stability in supply.

Natural Resource Management

Natural resource management focuses on conserving and preserving renewable and non-renewable natural resources in operational areas both in inland and in coastal areas. Under this sector, Somali Aid focuses on banning or discouraging charcoal burning, planting both edible and non-edible trees, promotion of solar power, and protecting coastal areas.

Education Programmes

For the past two decades, formal and non-formal education system has been limited, or in some case non-existent, in some parts of Somalia. The dearth of educated professionals to support education services is profound and the infrastructure is insufficient to provide for the number of individuals who need educational services in order to continue to lead productive lives.

Peace Building and Civic Engagement

Following over 2 decades of conflict, political developments in the past 2 years ushered hope that Somalia is at long last on path to sustainable peace and reconciliation. However, stabilization, peace and reconciliation in emerging states can only be reached through civic dialogue with the various stakeholders.

Where We Work

Somali Aid operates in Kenya and Somalia where we send our specialists and provide children and their families at risk with medical, nutritional and social care. We have more than 100 workers in both Kenya and Somalia.

Where Does the Money Go?

Your money is used where it should be – for implementation and operation of humanitarian and development projects and for saving lives of children and their families in Somalia and Kenya.

Contributions from private donors are the most important income for us. They enable us to provide help quickly, independently from grants and other contributions from the governmental institutions. Efficiency and transparency are especially important to us. Somali Aid does not waste the finances for running big offices or for image campaigns.

We are transparent – each donor who registers on our website will receive a regular monthly overview about how the donations are being used.

What we have done


Households gained access to clean drinking water, hygiene and sanitation.


Accessed training and sensitized on peace building and integration


Poor households benefitted from restocking and farm inputs and training


People were screened and treated on various illnesses including Malnutrition and Polio

Work with us

We cooperate on our projects with various foundations and some projects are financed via partnerships with Oxfam, Medair or with UN (UNICEF, World Food Program, UNOCHA, FAO).

Somali Aid creates humanitarian and development projects to save lives and reduce suffering of those in need. In particular, we try to save lives and provide support to the victims of disasters and epidemics. Our strategic field offices and competent project personnel enable us to work as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Cooperation with local communities allows us to give direct support to the local population.

General coordination of projects takes place in Nairobi and is carried out by the Section heads based in Nairobi Office. The coordinators are specialists in the respective sections and specifically provide managerial, logistical and technical assistance so that the mission in particular area is successful. The coordinators also manage acute interventions in emergencies and carries out exploratory trips to affected areas.

We Value our staff as greatest asset in what we do. That’s why we offer attractive rewards and opportunities to our teams including;

  • Competitive financial remuneration
  • Per diem during assignment
  • Accommodation in the place of work; for some field roles
  • Expenses for travel to and from the mission
  • Staff Medical insurance Cover
  • Space for self-realization and personal development
  • Work in a very interesting environment with different cultural backgrounds