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13 May 2014 description

Violence begets violence, a vicious cycle that perpetuates poverty, illiteracy, disability and early death.

Child victims of violence are more likely to become perpetuators of violence as adults, and often develop personality or behavioural problems, lower learning capabilities, lower levels of social development and increased use of unhealthy coping mechanisms. High levels of child violence prevent children from being able to “develop their personality, talents and mental and physical abilities to the fullest potential,” (UN Convention on the Rights of the Child).

25 Nov 2011 description
report GOAL

Humanitarian agency GOAL has reached agreement with the African Development Bank to build a further 2,000 low-cost houses in the Nakuru region of Kenya.

This marks the latest phase in a GOAL housing programme that has already delivered over 8,000 new houses for Kenyan families left homeless after the post-election violence of 2007.

During the turmoil, 250,000 people were displaced and more than 50,000 homes destroyed.

18 Aug 2011 description
report GOAL

The international community is not going to the heart of the Somali famine crisis.
This is the view of the humanitarian agency, GOAL, which has been calling from the outset for the deployment of a UN peacekeeping force to provide corridors for the safe delivery of food and medical aid.

GOAL CEO John O’Shea says: “The international community appears to be almost entirely focussed on refugee camps in Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti, and on feeding programmes in Mogadishu, when these only represent an overspill from the heart of the crisis.

11 Aug 2011 description
report GOAL

Almost three weeks after a famine was declared in two areas of Somalia, and nearly a week after it was extended to a further three regions, thousands of refugees are still flocking over Somalia’s borders to camps in Kenya and Ethiopia.

I have just returned from Dadaab, a desolate town on the Kenyan border, to where 1,300 Somali men, women and children, many of whom have walked for weeks, continue to arrive every day.

20 Jul 2011 description
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GOAL is calling upon the United Nations to provide and maintain safe corridors within Somalia to allow aid workers to enter the country and mount a meaningful humanitarian operation.

Appealing to the UN, GOAL CEO John O’Shea said, “Somalia is much too dangerous for aid workers to enter, yet this is where many millions of the worst-affected people are located.

13 Jul 2011 description
report GOAL

GOAL’s initial response to the drought emergency in the Horn of Africa is to provide 300 family size tents for recently arrived refugees from Somalia in the Dadaab camp in east Kenya.

To date, GOAL has allocated €250,000 of its emergency funds to support the organisation’s efforts to alleviate the current suffering in the Horn. This is in addition to the agency’s already established drought-response programmes in Ethiopia, on-going since January 2011, which have supplied clean water, food aid and nutritional treatment for malnourished children.

07 Jul 2011 description
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GOAL has allocated an additional €250,000 from its emergency funds, to support the organisation’s effort to alleviate suffering in the Horn of Africa.

The money will be used to provide the basic requirements of life to those affected by the severe drought which has gripped a number of countries in East Africa.

A GOAL team, led by experienced nurse Ann Bourke, will fly out tomorrow for Northern Kenya, to help in the relief operation, targeting malnourished Somali refugees.

28 Oct 2009 description
report GOAL

GOAL is dedicated to ensuring that the poorest of the poor and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental needs and rights of life including, but not limited to, food, water, shelter, medical attention and primary education.

GOAL has responded to almost every major natural and man-made disaster in the past 32 years and is currently operational in +10 countries.

25 Mar 2009 description
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GOAL currently employs approximately 100 GOALies who work alongside over 2,500 local staff to implement humanitarian programs in 10 countries. GOALies include country directors, project managers, accountants, nurses, doctors, nutritionists, administrative personnel and engineers.

GOAL's programs target the poorest of the poor and people suffering the effects of war and/or natural disaster. Funding for these projects comes from the governments of, among others, Ireland, the UK and the US.

23 Jan 2008 description
report GOAL

GOAL has recently launched an emergency intervention as a result of the post-election violence that has erupted in Kenya. Our emergency team is focussing their efforts on the internally displaced as well as those who have fled to Eastern Uganda as refugees. GOAL is distributing emergency packs to 2,500 households in Kenya, which will benefit over 15,000 people. Emergency packs are also being distributed to 1,400 refugees in the Busia area on the Uganda/Kenya border.

20 Sep 2006 description
report GOAL

GOAL currently employs 175 GOALies who work alongside over 2,500 local staff to implement humanitarian programmes in 13 countries.

30 Jun 2006 description
report GOAL

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GOAL currently employs 175 GOALies who work alongside over 2,500 local staff to implement humanitarian programmes in 15 countries. GOALies include country directors, project managers, accountants, nurses, doctors, nutritionists, administrative personnel and engineers. GOAL's programmes target the poorest of the poor and people suffering the effects of war and/or natural disaster.

13 Apr 2006 description
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GOAL currently employs 175 GOALies who work with over 2,500 local staff to implement humanitarian programmes in 15 countries.

GOALies include country directors, project managers, accountants, nurses, doctors, nutritionists, administrative personnel and engineers.

GOAL's programmes target the poorest of the poor and people suffering the effects of war and/or natural disaster.

Funding for these projects comes from the governments of, among others, Ireland, the UK, the USA and the EU, charitable trusts and foundations, United Nations organisations and the general …

13 Mar 2006 description
report GOAL

by Simon Roughneen

06 Jan 2005 description
report GOAL

Why has the international community waited until to today to organise a "Relief Summit" in Jakarta, asks GOAL's John O'Shea.

The humanitarian agencies chief in a statement says: "This fact alone shows how out of touch major governments and the United Nations are with the mood of rank and file people."

"From hour one, millions of human beings around the world responded with extraordinary examples of generosity to this unprecedented tragedy but they had to wait 11 days before the world powers decided to meet to discuss the issue.