Mission Statement: "To work towards ensuring that the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food, water and sanitation, healthcare and education"
Our Vision: "We envision a world where poverty and hunger no longer exist; where communities are prepared for seasonal shocks; where structural and cultural barriers to growth are removed; and where every man, woman and child has equal rights and access to resources and opportunities."
GOAL team assessing damage, injuries across the region
GOAL’s emergency response team in Nepal is currently working to establish the damage, injuries and potential casualties caused by today’s earthquake, the second major tremor to hit the country in two weeks.
Speaking in the last few minutes, GOAL’s Country Director in Nepal, Dr Raj Singh described the scene on the ground in Kathmandu as ‘chaotic’.
GOAL teams on the ground in Nepal are continuing to distribute emergency supplies to vulnerable families living in isolated villages that were hardest hit by the earthquake of April 25th.
GOAL shelter kits have already been delivered to vulnerable families in Dhadhingh, Rasuwa, Nuwakot and Sindupalchock - four of the 12 most-affected districts around Kathmandu – with many more villagers set to receive similar supplies in the coming days.
GOAL teams on the ground in Nepal are rushing emergency supplies to some of the worst-affected regions around the capital, Kathmandu, following Saturday’s devastating earthquake.
With eighty to ninety percent of towns and villages destroyed in many of these remote areas, concern continues to rise for survivors who have yet to receive any form of humanitarian assistance.
“GOAL is now moving essential provisions such as emergency relief kits, shelter materials and hygiene kits into these areas as rapidly as possible,” said GOAL’s Emergency Co-ordinator, Darren Hanniffy.
GOAL is an international humanitarian agency dedicated to alleviating the suffering of the poorest of the poor in the world’s toughest places. GOAL operates in 19 countries around the world including Syria, Philippines, South Sudan and Sierra Leone. GOAL receives funding from a variety of sources including the governments of Ireland, UK, US and from the EU. GOAL is also supported by a number of charitable trusts & foundations in Ireland and worldwide. Institutional funding has been increasing over the last three years which reflects the quality and effectiveness of GOAL’s programmes.
General Description of the Programme:
GOAL has been working in Syria since 2012, responding to the acute needs of conflict affected communities. GOAL is working directly in Idlib Governate, and Latakia, Aleppo and Hama in conjunction with its partners, delivering food, non-food, WASH, shelter and Livelihoods services to highly vulnerable affected populations.
GOAL has been working in Syria since 2012, responding to the acute needs of conflict affected communities. GOAL is working in Idlib Governate, in close coordination with local partners, delivering food, non-food and cash voucher programming to highly vulnerable populations, and has expanded programme sectors to include the provision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) to those most in need.
Reporting to: Senior Financial Accountant
Date: October 2015
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