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.
“Neighbouring countries and aid agencies are bearing the brunt of the Syrian aid effort,” says Barry Andrews
Ahead of the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, to be held tomorrow [March 31st] in Kuwait, GOAL CEO Barry Andrews has said: “It is critical that nations and international bodies make substantial pledges at Kuwait. And, unlike in previous years, that they fully honour those pledges. Too often in the past grand promises have been made, but left unfulfilled.
General Description of the Role
GOAL is an international humanitarian agency established in 1977 and currently operational in 15 countries world-wide. GOAL has an annual budget of approximately €160m and is supported by a range of donors including the Irish Government, UK Government, USAID and the European Union.
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 is an international emergency and development NGO dedicated to alleviating the suffering of the poorest. GOAL was established in 1977 and is currently operational in 14 countries world-wide.
GOAL Malawi began operations in 2002 and today operates an integrated, multi-sector relief, recovery and development programme. GOAL is a low cost, high impact organization with a commitment to results based management and value for money. GOAL Malawi is committed to quality programming to achieve our aim of reducing poverty and increasing resilience.
The Global Human Resources Officer will act as a primary point of contact for GOAL country programmes and will also work with the Head of HR to develop and rollout global HR policies.