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GOAL is an international humanitarian and development agency dedicated to the alleviation of suffering amongst the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world. It was founded in Dublin, Ireland, in 1977.

GOAL has responded to almost every major natural and man-made disaster and catastrophe in the past 40 years and our priority is to bring life-saving assistance to people affected by emergencies by providing food, healthcare and other basic requirements.
GOAL is currently operational in 13 countries in the developing world: Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Malawi, Niger, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

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GOAL has been a leading humanitarian actor in Syria since 2012, with millions of people benefitting from their work over the past five years. Thanks to GOAL’s current programmes, more than 550,000 people have access to clean drinking water every day; 250,000 people receive food vouchers and food kits each month; 600,000 people can purchase bread at stabilized prices every day; while families who are forced to flee their homes because of the ongoing conflict can avail of critical emergency support.


With millions of people facing drought, food insecurity, malnutrition and disease across East Africa, GOAL is implementing life-saving nutrition programmes aimed at preventing, detecting and treating severe and moderate acute malnutrition, and ensuring drought affected communities have access to clean water. Part of this work sees GOAL support thousands of women and children at two camps that are home to 120,000 South Sudanese refugees at Gambella in western Ethiopia, while more than 12,000 Eritrean refugees are directly benefitting from GOAL’s nutrition and water programming in the Afar region in the north of Ethiopia.


In Uganda, tens of thousands of people eager to earn a living in agriculture in the north of the country are benefitting from a GOAL supported programme that is helping them form a productive and profitable future in farming. The programme, called DYNAMIC, is facilitating links between the private sector, government and young people to ensure that the latter group has better access to financial
services, markets, relevant skills training and information.


In Honduras, GOAL has developed a strategy for the development of sustainable and inclusive fisheries along the northern coastal areas of the country. This programme aims to increase the resilience of small scale fisheries in the region by developing a sustainable market system that is effective in reducing poverty, and resilient to shocks (such as natural hazards like hurricanes and storm surges) and stresses (such as climate change and conflict). Through this work, GOAL is currently providing assistance to 25 fishing associations and more than 3,000 fishermen and women.

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What on Earth,
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