General Background

Initiative for Relief and Climate Action (IRCA) is a Somali based, non-political, not-for-profit, and non-governmental humanitarian relief- and development organization established in 2018 by a local Somali Intellectuals that focuses to save lives, battling climate change- related issues by promoting Environmental sustainability and livelihood interventions, promote the path to self-reliance and dignity through human transformation going beyond relief and development.

Major/Core Programmatic Areas

IRCA Programs will be targeting the most vulnerable communities. IRCA considers Climate Change as an issue of highest relevance and works in its direction both in a full-fledge manner or as a cross-cutting theme in its other projects. IRCA will be striving to achieve its specific objectives in six (6) programmatic areas of:

The changing story of IRCA

IRCA’s humanitarian and development intervention programs are holistic, people-centered, community-based, and sustainable. Therefore, sustainable livelihoods approaches are adopted for all IRCA strategic and short-term program focus in Somalia.
Year by year, with your support, we have expanded our work. This is how we changed the story.
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Our Partners

IRCA has been actively engaged in building trust and confidence among humanitarian actors in Somalia while simultaneously seeking funding from various donors and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs). As of now, IRCA has established partnerships with the following organizations:
• Southwest State Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (through Save the Children and FAO)
• Southwest State Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (through GIZ funded project)
• Southwest Ministry of Environment and Wildlife.
• Baidoa International University (BIU)
• Southwest Innovation Hub
• Somali Economic Development Hub
• Southwest State of Somalia Diaspora

We understand the importance of approaching each work integrally and believe in the power of simple.

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