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Ebola: GOAL scales up as crisis deepens in Sierra Leone

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GOAL is urging the international community to come to the aid of Sierra Leone, whose government and health systems are struggling to cope with a rapid rise in cases of the deadly Ebola virus.

Sierra Leone has not faced an Ebola outbreak of this scale before and there is a lack of understanding about the virus and how it is spread, all of which is contributing to an increase in cases.

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South Sudan famine warning

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“We are now facing a famine in South Sudan,” says GOAL’s refugee programme manager in Ethiopia

GOAL’s refugee programme manager in Ethiopia, Mary T Murphy has said that refugee numbers from South Sudan into Ethiopia are set to explode, as a result of what is now a famine situation in South Sudan.

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GOAL: South Sudan Independence Day sees thousands of lives at risk from conflict and famine

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As South Sudan prepares to mark the third anniversary of its independence tomorrow (Wednesday, July 9th), GOAL CEO, Barry Andrews has warned the international community that thousands of lives remain at risk there from conflict and famine.

The caution comes as GOAL announces funding of almost $1 million that will see it significantly scale-up its emergency response programme for people who have been affected by fighting which began in December.

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Incident in the Darfur region of Sudan

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GOAL is currently working with the relevant authorities in Sudan to locate the whereabouts of two of their Sudanese aid workers who remain unaccounted for following an incident in the Darfur region of Sudan on Wednesday, June 18th.

Three GOAL national staff members and a Sudanese national working with another agency were abducted by an unknown group while travelling by vehicle on a routine assignment close to Kutum town in North Darfur. The driver of the vehicle, a GOAL staff member, was later released, but the other three aid workers remain missing.

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GOAL deploys emergency team to Iraq

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GOAL has dispatched an emergency response team to northern Iraq to assess how best the aid agency can support some of the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who have been displaced by recent violence.

Approximately 500,000 people were forced to flee their homes in the northern city of Mosul in recent days, following an offensive launched there by the radical Islamic militant group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

JOBS

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Procurement Manager

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2014 GOAL

Job Title: Procurement Manager
Job Location: Antakya, Turkey
Reporting to: Logistics Manager
Start Date: ASAP
Contract Length: 6 months

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Humanitarian Officer

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2014 GOAL

GOAL is an international humanitarian agency established in 1977 and currently operational in 15 countries world-wide. GOAL has an annual budget of approximately US $ 100 million and is supported by a range of donors including the Irish Government, UK Government, USAID and the European Union.

This role will form part of GOAL’s Humanitarian Department, which currently has four main objectives:

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Goal Uganda postions in Wash and Livelihoods

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Closing date: 10 Sep 2014 GOAL

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Increasing self-reliance and supporting access to basic services

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Area & Logistics Coordinator - Speculative

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2014 GOAL

The Area and Logistics Coordinator is responsible, as the most senior field staff, for all GOAL programme activities in the project location including being responsible to provide all necessary logistical support to enable field project activities to proceed with maximum efficiency while adhering to GOAL’s logistics procedures.

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Infrastructure Technical Coordinator

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2014 GOAL

GOAL has been in Haiti since the devastating earthquake in January 2010 and has since then developed a programme portfolio targeting affected communities and supporting resilience building at household and community level. GOAL’s programmes have so far been in both the urban and rural contexts, in Port au Prince and Gressier, respectively.