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 has dispatched an emergency response team to Nepal to support relief efforts following the worst earthquake to hit the country in 80 years. GOAL Senior Manager, Darren Hanniffy, who responded to the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010, is going to Nepal today and is available for interview.
The 7.9-magnitute quake, which struck earlier today (Saturday) less than 50 miles from the capital, Kathmandu, has destroyed homes, temples and other buildings. Almost 2,000 people are already confirmed dead, with many more trapped, missing and seriously injured.
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Length of Contract: 1 year
Based in: London or Dublin with extensive travel
Summary of Role: Working as part of the GOAL Technical Team the SBC Intern will support GOAL’s Social and Behaviour Change programming in Health, Nutrition, Livelihoods, and Water and Sanitation to ensure programming is in line with the Global SBC Strategy.
The primary function of the Global Logistics Advisor is to provide support, training and mentoring for the in-country logistics teams on GOAL logistics procedures and update HQ Logistics (Dublin) on operational requirements across all functions in the country programmes. She/he will also take up an active logistics field role in the initial phase of a GOAL emergency response.