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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).

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Aid Paradigm Consultant

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Closing date: 15 Sep 2014 GOAL

GOAL (www.goal.ie) is seeking a dynamic, forward looking external consultant to design and undertake a comprehensive analysis of changes in the aid paradigm, and building on that review, lead a process of redefinition of a new strategy for the agency for the post 2015 environment.

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Mid-Term Evaluation of the project ‘Fostering Resilience, Asset Development and Livelihood Expansion for Crisis-Affected Population’

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Closing date: 01 Sep 2014 GOAL

Terms of Reference

Position: Consultant

Evaluation: Mid-Term Evaluation of the project ‘*Fostering Resilience, Asset Development and Livelihood Expansion for Crisis-Affected Population’*

Responsible To:Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator and the Livelihoods (LLH) Coordinator

Location: Twic County (Warrap State), Abyei (AAA)

Provisional Time Frame: 23 consultant days (including report writing)

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Emergency WASH Volunteer - South Sudan

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Closing date: 01 Sep 2014 GOAL

GOAL South Sudan operates multi-sectoral programmes in Twic County, Warrap State, Agok and the Sobat Corridor. GOAL supports health, water, sanitation, livelihoods and informal adult education programmes.

Since violence erupted in South Sudan during December 2013 GOAL has increasingly been involved in emergency response work in both Warrap and Upper Nile states. As GOAL seeks to scale-up WASH response in Upper Nile state additional support is required to guide emergency response WASH programming.

General Description of the Role:

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WASH Coordinator

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Closing date: 12 Sep 2014 GOAL

GOAL has been working in Syria since 2012, responding to the acute needs of conflicted affected communities. GOAL is working in Idlib Governorate delivering food, non-food and voucher programming alongside a significant WASH programme amongst highly vulnerable populations.

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Livelihoods Coordinator - Niger

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Closing date: 05 Sep 2014 GOAL

Since the food crises of 2005, GOAL has continuously supported the population of Mirriah district in Zinder Region through the implementation of community-based programmes mainly in the fields of nutrition, food security and WASH (Water, Hygiene and Sanitation).