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03 Dec 2009 description
report GOAL

GOAL has just completed the construction of their 1,000th home for vulnerable families in Southern Uganda.

Since it was established three years ago, GOAL's housing support programme has rehabilitated or provided new homes for thousands of orphans and families who have been affected by HIV or AIDS in the east African country.

Prior to taking ownership of their new brick-built homes, families had been living in makeshift shacks, grass houses and leaking mud huts.

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
report GOAL

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.

03 May 2007 description
report GOAL

GOAL has again called on the Government to end the practise of channelling millions of Irish Aid funds through the corrupt Ugandan regime, following the disclosure today that the former health minister Jim Muhwezi and two deputy ministers have been arrested.

A report implicated the trio in mismanaging a grant from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. It is believed that anywhere between US$25m-$27m of Global Fund monies was siphoned by bureaucrats and political supervisors through procurement loopholes and outright graft.

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.

26 Jun 2006 description
report GOAL

GOAL has demanded that the plight of thousands of child soldiers in Uganda be the focus at the small arms and light weapons conference in New York this week.

Up to 5,000 children still serve in the Ugandan armed forces - even though they are officially banned from enlisting - and the rebel Lord'sResistance army (LRA) has up to 25,000 children in its ranks, who make up 80% of the terrorist insurgency movement.

26 Apr 2006 description
report GOAL

In northern Uganda's vast camps, twenty years of war has brought an array of difficulties for the almost 2 million conflict-displaced.

13 Apr 2006 description
report GOAL

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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 …

22 Feb 2006 description
report GOAL

GOAL's Emergency Assistance programme for displaced people in war-ravaged northern Uganda received a massive boost today, with the announcement of an additional €1 million cash injection from the European Union.

Over 97% of the 320,000 people living in northern Uganda's Pader District have been displaced by a 20-year brutal insurgency, and now survive in 30 camps, in one of the poorest regions in the world, with some of the worst health and development indicators.

The aid agency GOAL estimates that some 78,000 internally displaced people will benefit from the new funding.

21 Nov 2005 description
report GOAL

1. GOAL's cash for work scheme kicks off in Pakistan

08 Nov 2005 description
report GOAL

GOAL is demanding that the international community immediately commit an international peace force to the war-ravaged regions of northern Uganda and Sudan, so that aid workers can get aid to the vulnerable. The call comes hours after another aid worker was shot dead in an ambush in southern Sudan seemingly perpetrated by members of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

12 Jun 2002 description
report GOAL

The revelation that the United Nations is investigating the massacre of at least 2,400 people in the north eastern Congo by rebels backed by Uganda has prompted GOAL to call once again on the Irish Government to cease all aid to the Ugandan Government forthwith.