Changing lives for good

ADT seeks to make immediate and lasting improvements to the lives of people affected by poverty, war and disaster. ADT Works in Somalia and some other African countries to address the needs of all those in need, regardless of their race, religion, gender, nationality or political opinion.

ADT work on strategic programs to eliminate poverty focus on four key ways:

Sustainable development

Nobody wants to live on handouts. So ADT works to ensure that people can make a decent living, access fair markets and meet their own and their families’ needs in the long term. In particular we focus on:

  • Equality: We believe the lives of all human beings are of equal value.
  • Education
  • Healthcare; and
  • Livelihoods; and

Disaster and emergency response

ADT recognises that emergency situations continue after the cameras leave, and that rebuilding and safeguarding communities is an ongoing process. Islamic Aid works with vulnerable communities before, during and after emergencies happen to:

  1. Ensure they have the resources to minimise, survive and recover from emergencies
  2. Ensure they can cope with the effects of environmental threats
  3. Reduce the risk of violence, forced displacement or armed conflict by working for peace and security in the communities we support
  4. Lobby the governments to prevent, resolve and respond to conflicts and emergencies

Campaigning and advocacy

ADT challenges those with power to adopt policies and behaviour that promote justice and end poverty. ADT does this by lobbying, petitioning, marching, and by being present and vocal at key events. Working individually and through networks to create a powerful voice for change and justice. To do this ADT raises funds and mobilise action from Muslim communities and beyond.