Nongovernmental Organizations in Somalia Research Paper by hicaliber

Nongovernmental Organizations in Somalia
This paper provides a historical analysis of the effectiveness of nongovernmental organizations, with a focus on Somalia.
# 94802 | 3,102 words | 14 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on May 08, 2007 in Political Science (Non-U.S.) , International Relations (General)

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The paper portrays how Somalia has been wracked by turmoil, violence, war and famine for decades. The paper discusses how the country now appears to be falling into the hands of Islamic extremists whose plans for the country will be contrary to Western interests. The paper also shows that in spite of their best intentions and efforts, the United Nations and other humanitarian relief organizations have been largely ineffective in their attempts to bring order and stability to this country. The paper asserts that nongovernmental organizations' effectiveness is controlled by the political agendas and internal dynamics of countries such as Somalia, where no substantive government exists to assist them in their efforts.

Review and Discussion
Background and Overview
Current Situation in Somalia
Historical Role of NGOs in Somalian Reconstruction

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ali-Dinar, Ali B. (1999). "Somalia: NGO Staff Killed in Somali-Kenyan Border Town, 3/23/1999." University of Pennsylvania African Studies Center. Retrieved July 15, 2006 from
  • Black's Law Dictionary. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Co., 1990.
  • Boulden, Jane. Peace Enforcement: The United Nations Experience in Congo, Somalia, and Bosnia. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2001.
  • De Waal, Alex. (2005). "Chasing Ghosts: Alex de Waal on the rise and fall of militant Islam in the Horn of Africa." London Review of Books 27(16):37.
  • -----. (1998). "US War Crimes in Somalia." New Left Review a(230):132.

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