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23 Years In The Horn Of Africa!

Against the backdrop of famine and humanitarian crises in the Horn of Africa in 2000, a diverse group of professionals and community leaders from the East African community in Minneapolis/St. Paul came together to discuss how they could leverage their collective assets and energy to improve the situation for families in the Horn. From these conversations, the need for the American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa (ARAHA) emerged.

Since then,

ARAHA has achieved an impressive record of success while serving some of the most vulnerable populations in the Horn, including refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and residents of rural areas. In seeking to nurture these communities, the organization has focused on providing both immediate crisis relief in the form of food and medical supplies, as well as long-term development in the form of education, self-sufficiency projects, and access to clean water. To allow ARAHA to better support and understand the communities it serves, the organization opened a network of field offices across the region and has cultivated partnerships with local community organizations, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and governments at all levels.
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ARAHA Strives To Alleviate Suffering And Build Self-Reliant Communities In The Horn Of Africa And Here At Home.


A stable, sustainable, and thriving Horn of Africa.

501(c)3 Exempt

ARAHA Is A Registered 501(C)3 Nonprofit, Tax-Exempt Organization Based In Minnesota. All Donations Are Tax-Deductible. Tax ID #41-1989714.
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The ARAHA Difference

Our Approach

ARAHA’s connection to and focus on the Horn of Africa region makes it unique among peer organizations. ARAHA is present in the Horn not just to serve communities in need, but rather to impact its supporters’ and founders’ own communities in need. The staff of the organization speak the languages of the region, understand the cultural context, know the challenges at stake, and are passionate about empowering and sustaining their brothers and sisters in the Horn. From deep roots in the region, ARAHA has grown a strong and robust network of field offices. In Isiolo, Kenya; Khartoum, Sudan; and Mogadishu and Hargeisa, Somalia the organization has talented and dedicated teams who go out into the field to forge the relationships with communities that make ARAHA programs so successful. At all levels of the organization, ARAHA is intimately aware of the diverse needs present throughout the Horn. ARAHA is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, tax-exempt organization based in Minnesota. All donations are tax-deductible. Tax ID #41-1989714.

Well Respected and Recognized

ARAHA has been recognized by multiple organizations for its financial health, accountability, and transparency. Including a four-star rating from charity navigator, the premiere charity evaluator, for four consecutive years – ranking us in the top 10 percent of all U.S. charities.
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