Socio-Economic Development and Human Rights Organization (SEDHURO) is a local organisation registered and operating in South Central Somalia. SEDHURO is an independent, non-religious, not-for profit making and non-political local nongovernmental organisation and was established in Kismayo on 21st September 2002. The organisation was founded by a group of Somali intellectuals and professionals in honor of Sean Devereux, a young British UNICEF staff who was murdered in Kismayo in 1992 while in a mission to assist the needy Somali people. Formerly known as the Sean Devereux Human Rights Organization (SEDHURO), the organisation changed its name to Socio-Economic Development and Human Rights Organization (SEDHURO). The name-change was necessitated by the expansion of organisational thematic programs dictated by the growing needs of vulnerable population in operational zones. The aim of establishing the organisation was to respond to the sufferings, violations, and rights abuses ordinary Somali women, men, and children were facing on almost daily basis due to the devastating civil war brought about by the fall of Somalia government in 1991.