Providing Adapted Emergency Responses
We implement emergency aid interventions and development programmes that meet the needs of the most vulnerable populations in Somalia
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Thematic Areas

Food Security and Livelihood

We help to improve food access and livelihood support to vulnerable IDPs in Baidoa through the provision of unconditional cash transfers and livelihood farm inputs


We provide emergency and sustainable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) to affected IDP's and host communities.

Education & Child Protection

We help strengthen the education system in Somalia towards sustainable delivery of equitable, quality and protective education services for all children through protective and lifesaving education

Health and Nutrition

We provide emergency life-saving maternal care and treatment for children programs to communities facing disease outbreaks.

Gender Based Violence (GBV)

We provide psychosocial support to GBV survivors as well as promoting reproductive rights and women empowerment


Climate Change Adaptation

We engage in actions that sustainably promote increase in agricultural productivity and incomes

For over 10 years we have been responding to the needs of vulnerable populations in Somalia

Rural Education and Agriculture Development Organization (READO) is a leading non governmental organization in Somalia /Somaliland, which implements emergency aid intervention and development programs. Since 2008, we have been responding to the multiple shocks facing Somalia, through the implementation of emergency response and resilience building programs, targeting the destitute agro-pastoral, riverine and IDP communities in Somalia. Through funding from various international partners we have been able to assist and build the capacity of the local community.

About Us

READO was founded in 2008 to implement emergency aid interventions and development programs for the people in the southwest state of Somalia where we have been responding to  multiple shocks facing the region. Through implementation of emergency response and resilience building programs, we have  reaching destitute agro-pastoral, riverine and IDP communities in Somalia. 
We are currently part for the Food Security Cluster (FSC) Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) which is the primary advisory body for the FSC steering committee. READO is the Regional focal point for the FSC and Education cluster in Bay/Bakool region of Southwest Somalia.



People reached through our work in Baidoa, Somalia


Litres of water distributed in southwest states somalia


Distributed in the southwest states of Somalia since 2019


Projects successfully completed

Latest Activities


RCCE activities against COVID-19

Since 31 December 2019 there has been 35,523,518 cases of COVID-19 reported worldwide (in accordance with the applied case definitions and testing strategies in the …

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I never knew giving birth could be like this

Somalia’s civil war erupted in 1991 essentially devastating the already fragile public health sectorand leaving up to 80% of the population without access to basic …

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Water trucking to schools

Integrated response and life-saving intervention of Food Security, Education, Emergency Health, Nutrition and WASH component to drought-affected rural areas in Baidoa District of Bay Regio

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