Welcome to African Volunteers for Relief & Development (AVORD)

Shallow wells rehabilitation

School Rehabiliation in Baidoa

Road Rehabilitation in Baidoa

Construction of Water Kiosks in Baidoa

AVORD Project Trains Unemployed Youth in Beletweine on Carpentary Skills

AVORD provides emergency response to communities in crisis

AVORD Project Trains Unemployed Youth in Beletweine on Electrical Installation

AVORD Project Trains Unemployed Youth in Beletweine on Metal Fabrication

AVORD Project Rehabilitates a Market Shelter in Yeed District of Bakool

AVORD Project Trains Unemployed Youth in Beletweine on Masonry Skills

Labour Intensive Rehabilitation of Public Infrastructures


Following the collapse of the Somali government in 1991, massive starvation accompanied by violence and bloodshed hit the country. Consequently, a number of local and international NGOs have initiated an emergency response to alleviate the suffering. African Volunteers for Relief and Development (AVORD) was born as part of this response and was officially launched on May 2nd 1991. Since then, AVORD has implemented numerous projects across Somalia in partnership with various agencies such as UNDP, UNHCR, the Somalia Stability Fund (SSF), among others.

Recent Projects

  • Integrated Cash Bashed Intervention to promote returnee re-integration in Baidoa
  • Distribution of Non-Food Item (NFI) kits to 4,000 vulnerable IDP households in B/weyn
  • Cash for Work program to promote returnee reintegration in Baidoa district
  • Job creation for youth in Beletweine through vocational trainings workshops and business development

Our Vision

AVORD envisions to see a world where poverty is overcome and conflict is transformed in a constructive manner.

Our Mission

“The mission of AVORD is to uplift the poor people’s quality of life by enhancing their entrepreneurial capacity and household income, responding promptly to natural and manmade disasters and covering the urgent needs of effected communities for shelter, food, hygiene, health services and safe drinking water”