Somali Minority Rights and Aid Forum

Somali Minority Rights & Aid Forum SOMRAF is a young organization with head office in Kenya, and other sub offices in Djibouti, Mogadishu (Somalia), Hargeisa (Somaliland), Ethiopia and Minnesota (USA). SOMRAF is a non political, non-profit making, human rights, aid & development oriented organization founded in 2008. It was established by individuals from the Somali minority communities dedicated to improve the degraded conditions and rights of the underprivileged minority groups in Somalia and Somaliland. SOMRAF seeks to help the minority communities in creating sustainable solutions to the problems they faces, and progress away from absolute poverty, marginalization and unemployment.

SOMRAF founded in 2008 will address complex issues of minority communities through: research, promote minority rights, socio-cultural economic, technological and empowerment of minority communities, enabling minority communities to have access to basic social and development needs and services. SOMRAF mission is to deliver preventive Information to the disadvantaged community and groups amongst the societies, to combat harmful traditions and factors affecting their lives. SOMRAF strives to build self-reliance and sustainable development in the most impoverished minority communities of Somalia, through strategies that promote community participation and individual empowerment. Promoting basic fundamental rights, the right to exist: like everyone, minorities benefit from the right to life. The right to non-discrimination: protecting minorities from direct or indirect discrimination on the basis of ethnic, religious, linguistic or cultural identity. The right to protection of identity: preserving the freedom of minorities to practice their culture, religion and language in the public and private spheres, and taking measures to enable minorities to develop their culture, religion or language. Empowering minority communities in Somalia by addressing their socio-economic and challenges their political participation and representation inline within international human rights standards as well as find out new and creative solutions, improve the access of Somali minorities to justice and to increase their capacity to defend their rights to achieve justice development. Promote conciliation and peaceful integration, eradicate injustice, social exclusion, alleviate poverty and suffering among vulnerable people, to enable them enjoy equal rights and dignified life with other Somalis. To increase awareness of the plight of minority communities, marginalization, unemployed, poor livelihood, idle and less privileged minority people in Somalia. Facilitate community-based project, provide proper health care and initiate self-employment opportunities, improvement of living standards.

Plans: Workshop on promoting peace through social justice, awareness raising on the rights of minority communities in Somalia. Publishing a field research about the situation of Minority communities in Somalia.

Donors: 1) EU, through our UK partner MRG (Minority Rights Groups). 2) USAID, through other Organizations (Projects under process).3)Other UN agencies (Under Process).4) Community Members local and in Diaspora.5) Others individual Contributions

Consortium Members

Membership of the Somalia NGO Consortium in renewable annually. All international and national members work in Somalia.

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Aadamiga Somalia (AS)

Action Contre La Faim (ACF)

Action in Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL)

ActionAid International Somaliland (AAIS)

Adventist Development and Relief Agency Somalia (ADRA Somalia)

Africa Educational Trust (AET)

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS (Adeso)

African Rural Advancement Organization (ARAO)

Agency for Technical Co-operation and Development (ACTED)

Al-Khair Foundation (AKF)

AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE (AFSC)

American Refugee Committee (ARC)

Amnesty International (AI)

Arc Solutions (AS)

Bani'Adam Relief and Development Agency (Bani'Adam)

CARE INTERNATIONAL-SOMALIA (CARE SOM)

Caritas Switzerland

CESVI (Cesvi)

Chemonics International (CI)

CHRISTIAN AID (CA)

Comitato Collaborazione Medica (CCM)

Comitato Collaborazione Medica (CCM Italy)

Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli (CISP)

Concern Worldwide Somalia

Cooperative Assistance for Relief Everywhere (CARE)

Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI)

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Daryeel Bulsho Guud (DBG)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammen (GIZ)

Development Initiative Access Link (DIAL) (DIAL Africa)

Diakonia Sweden (DS)

Education, Relief and Development (ERD)

European Committee for Training and Agriculture (CEFA)

FCA

FORUM FOR AFRICAN WOMEN EDUCATIONALISTS - SOMALIA (FAWESOM)

Gargaar Relief and Development Organization (GREDO)

German Red Cross (GRC)

GLOBAL YOUTH ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION (GYA)

Green Hope

Handicap Initiative Support and Network (HISAN)

handicap International (HI)

HORN OF AFRICA AID AND DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (HADO)

HORN RELIEF

Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Ilays Aid Foundation (Empowering the Community)

Integrated Development Focus (IDF)

Internationa Committee for the Development of People (CISP)

International Aid Services (IAS)

International Media Support (IMS)

International Medical Corps (IMC)

International Peacebuilding Alliance (Interpeace)

INTERNATIONAL REPUBLICAN INSTITUTE (IRI)

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Internews Somalia (Internews)

Intersos Humanitarian Aid Organisation (INTERSOS)

ISLAMIC RELIEF SOMALIA PROGRAME (IRSP)

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW)

Juba Foundation (JF)

Local Initiatives For Education International (LIFE International)

MEDAIR (MR)

MEDAIR (Somalia/Somaliland)

MEDECINS DU MONDE - FRANCE (MDM-F)

Medical Emergency Relief International (MERLIN)

Mercy Corps (MC)

Mercy USA for Aid and Development (Mercy-USA, MUSA)

Mines Advisory Group (MAG)

Muslim Aid (MA)

Nomadi Assistance for Peace and Development (NAPAD)

Nordic International Support Foundation (NISFoundation)

Norwegian Church Aid (NCA)

Norwegian Lutheran Mission East Africa (NLM EA)

NORWEGIAN PEOPLES AID - HOA (NPA)

NORWEGIAN REFUGEE COUNCIL (NRC)

One Earth Future Foundation (OEF)

Oxfam GB (OXGB)

Oxfam Novib (ON)

Physicians Across Continents (PAC)

Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH)

Population Service International (PSI)

Premiere Urgence - Aide Medicale Internationale (PU-AMI)

Progressio

Relief International (RI)

Rift Valley Institute (RVI)

Rural Education and Agriculture Development Organi (READO)

Save Somali Women and Children (SSWC)

Save the Children Somalia / Somaliland (SCI)

SECOURS ISLAMIQUE FRANCE (SIF)

SHILALE REHABILITATION AND ECOLOGICAL CONCERN (SHILCON)

Solidarites international (SI)

Somalia NGO Consortium (NGO)

SOMALILAND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIO (SOYDAVO)

SOS Children's Villages International (SOS CVI)

STS International Solidarity (STS)

SWISSO-KALMO

Taakulo Somaliland Community (TASCO)

Tearfund

TERRA NUOVA (TN)

TROCAIRE

Trocaire

TROPICAL HEALTH AND EDUCATION TRUST (THET)

VETERINAIRES SANS FRONTIERES GERMANY (VSF-GERMANY)

Veterinaires Sans Frontieres Germany (VSF-Germany)

Veterinaires Sans Frontieres Suisse (VSF-Suisse)

Wajir South Development Association (WASDA)

WAMO RELIEF AND REHABILITATION SERVICES (WRRS)

WORLD CONCERN DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (WCDO)

World Concern International

World Relief Germany (WRG)