HARDA – the Horn of Africa Relief and Development Agency – is a not-for – profit community charity supporting migrants and refugees from the Horn of Africa countries (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti,Kenya, Sudan, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda and Djibouti).
Our work focuses on providing support and services that help individuals, families and communities settle into local Australian life.We aim to foster strong and lasting engagement between HARDA the communities we work in, while ensuring that migrants and refugees from the Horn of Africa become active and engaged members of their local communities.
Our projects aim to help individuals integrate into Australian life and develop ties with their communities. We community groups and leaders to share the encourage a central point for experiences of their communities and come together with a single voice for the benefit the people they represent.
As well as the work we do in Australia with migrant and refugee communities, HARDA undertakes life changing relief and support projects in the Horn of Africa countries. These projects aim to improve the lives and wellbeing of the people living in communities in these counties and helps the diaspora of those communities to feel they are giving back to their home countries.
HARDA is volunteer based and we rely on the generosity of communities and supporters as well as individual grants and donations in order to deliver these much needed projects.
While HARDA is a small charity with limited resources, we aim to partner with other organisations and groups.
HARDA is hosted by the Edmund Rice Centre which provides fully serviced office accommodation free of charge at its premises in Homebush West, without which HARDA would struggle to survive & for which we are immensely grateful.