NWOW Progress Updates

Concerted efforts to strenghten humanitarian - development collaboration, including throught the New Way of Working, are underway in a number of countries and contexts. The purpose of the below updates is to provide examples of where the New Way of Working is being operationalized, and to show the steps that have been taken in different contexts to reduce need, risk and vulnerability.

Burkina Faso: Portrait of Ninigeté sitting outside her house

Since 2011, with the food and nutrition crisis and the worsening of the security conditions in Mali, Burkina Faso has been exposed to a complex set of crises.

Chad: Dark clouds hang above a camp for returnees in the south of Chad.

Chad is one of the world's least developed countries. Persisting humanitarian crises are due to structural and conjectural causes.

Ethiopia: Two boys (11 years old) are sitting on a cart pulled by a donkey.

While human development indicators have seen good progress, the absolute number and proportion of the population requiring social protection or humanitarian assistance is on an upward trend.



Mauritania: Villagers clapping.

Mauritania is confronted by a wide range of chronic vulnerabilities. Due to its food deficit, the country must import 70% percent of its food.



Nigeria: Habacha Kawu, a tailor, standing with his sewing machine.

Over the past two years the policy dialogue on the New Way of Working (NWOW) has gained a solid ground, with both the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) and humanitarian and development actors.



Somalia: View of dry land as seen from a plane.

Devastating protracted dry spells over the last 25 years, unprecedented drought spanning the last four rainy seasons and ongoing conflict have severely aggravated vulnerability in Somalia, and humanitarian needs continue to rise.