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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AS

AAH-I

ACF

AAIS

ADRA Somalia

AET

Adeso

AFREC

ARAO

APD

ACTED

AKF

AFSC

ARC

AI

AMREF

AS

Bani'Adam

CHEE

Caritas Switzerland

Caritas

CRS

Cesvi

CI

CA

CCM Italy

CISP

CISP

Concern Worldwide Somalia

Concern Worldwide Somalia

CDI

CARE

COOPI

DRC

DBG

DBG

GIZ

DIAL Africa

DS

ERD

ECO

CEFA

FERO

FCA

Finn Church Aid

GREDO

GREDO

GEPDO INTERNATIONAL

GRC

GYA

Green Hope

HT

HISAN

HI

HIRDA

HADO

HORN RELIEF

HARDO

HIJRA

Empowering the Community

IDF

IAS

IA

IMS

IMC

Interpeace

IRI

IRC

ISF

ISF

Internews

INTERSOS

IRW

JCCP

JF

JCC

KISIMA

LAW

LIFE International

LPI

MEDAIR (Somalia/Somaliland)

MR

MdM

MERLIN

MC

Mercy-USA, MUSA

MAG

MURDO

MA

NAGAAD

NDI

NAPAD

NAPAD

NISFoundation

NCA

NCA

NLM EA

NPA

NRC

ODHA

OEF

OXGB

ON

PAC

PSR - Finland

PAH

PSI

PU-AMI

Progressio

QRCS

RI

RVI

READO

ROAD

SA

SW

SSWC

SCI

SAWA

SIF

SHILCON

SADO

SI

SFH

SIDRA

SJHR

SOMRAF

SRDA

SOYVGA

NGO

SOYDAVO

SVO

STS

SK

SWISSO-KALMO

SWISSO - KALMO

TASCO

TAF

Tearfund

TN

The Gothenburg Initiative

HIPS

PF

Trocaire

THET

VSF-Germany

VSF-Suisse

WASDA

WRRS

WHH (GAA)

WVS

World Concern International

WCI

YMEF

YORD