20 December, 2012

NGO Voice in the Humanitarian Response in Somalia

Subject / Coordination /

In the context of major changes in Somalia since 2012, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are facing renewed challenges to their delivery of humanitarian assistance and to the humanitarian principles which underpin their intervention. Yet many feel their collective response to those challenges has lacked authority and impact in recent times.

The findings set out in this report are drawn from semi-structured interviews with 50 NGO senior and middle managers in Mogadishu, Hargeisa and Nairobi, plus 15 external stakeholders, between January and February 2013.

The research was financed through the NGOs and Humanitarian Reform Project Phase II on behalf of the Somalia NGO Consortium.