Challenges faced by Non-Governmental Organizations in delivering humanitarian services in Somalia

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Kampala International University; College of Economics and management
After the collapse of the central government in 1991 the government institutions were dismantled and clan based factions filled the gaps but failed to unit and fight for power struggle. The impact of the civil war brought a massive and waves of refugee's emigration, poverty and internal displacement people. This problem forced the international community to help and provide those who lost the foundation of their livelihoods. The non-governmental organizations are the first group who helped, those NGO’s meet a lot of challenges, obstacles and barriers faced the services they provided to the internal displaced people. This study investigates challenges faced by Non-governmental Organizations delivering humanitarian services in Somalia. The research was used cross-sectional survey research design and the sample technique used was purposive sampling and simple random sampling. The selected NGO’s been six out of twenty two NGO's the total numbers of staffs was 150 staffs and choose 108. The data collected in this research was analyzed by using SPSS. Finally, the results obtained showed that there are challenges barriers and obstacles faced the non-governmental organizations. Particular the study showed the obstacles are lack of effective government, ongoing wars, and closure of key airstrip, lack of qualified or trained staffs, limited facilities and poor implementation strategies. Also the study showed problems originated the recipients of humanitarian services. The study recommends the following areas to be studied: the effect of the poor training and management of the local NGOs to the implementation of the humanitarian services in Somalia, the effects of the NGO's that supports the humanitarian services to the community in Somalia.
A thesis submitted to the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Award of the Degree of Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management of Kampala International University
Non-Governmental Organizations, Delivering humanitarian services, Somalia