About Us


The early 1990, Somali civil war broke out in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia that caused great disaster in the communities and the whole Somalia nation.

Things got worse when clans inter-fighting increased among Somali communities in every part of Somalia. People become hopeless and helpless. They were faced with new problems such as insecurity, social and economic crisis.

In 1991, a group of women discussed how to address the existing problems particularly issues that directly affected women and children. In March 1992 intellectuals from the group of women discussed the solutions and men who supported the idea decided to create new non-government organization with the primary aim to support the most neglected people in the community i.e. women and children,. The organization was named Hamdi organization for Relief and Development (HAMDI)

Who Are We?

HAMDI is a private and nongovernmental organization aims to bring happiness and hope to the broken hearts through relief and development initiatives.

Vision Statement

Development and growth for Somali people through education, capacity building and relief.

Mission Statement

To make a positive change to the lives of our people through protecting their lives and dignity, providing a high- quality education, building their capacities, and empowering them.


Philosophy of the Organization

 Our philosophy is to serve practically and sustainable development targeting the Somali people, with especial care to women and children.


Our Values

  • Nonviolence             HAMDI strongly believe the right to live in violence-free families and communities.
  • Respect HAMDI believes that right to be treated with respect and dignity.
  • Empowerment Everyone has the right to make their own decisions and have control over their lives.
  • Partnership Civil society must work together to bring about peaceful communities. No single organization can do it alone.
  • Social Justice         Efforts to ensure true wellbeing, which can be achieved through the provision of indispensable needs, the protection of the vulnerable and equitable distribution of resources.