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23 Jul 2018 description

(Nairobi, 19th July 2018), At least 1 million people, the majority of whom being women and children are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance following recent inter-communal conflict in Ethiopia. Aid agencies in Ethiopia are appealing for critical and urgent assistance for close to a million people that have fled their homes following inter-communal violence along the border of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' (SNNPR) and Oromia Regions of Ethiopia.

06 Apr 2017 description
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Decisive fight for supremacy in Idlib may cause humanitarian catastrophe
Intensification in conflict could also lead to another refugee crisis

Tuesday’s chemical attack in Syria has highlighted the vulnerability of more than 1.5 million people in the Syrian province of Idlib, who could soon find themselves at the mercy of a vicious final battle in Syria’s all-consuming six-year war, according to GOAL.

06 Jun 2016 description
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Date of Assessment: 12th to 16th May 2016

Objective: To assess current situation, to establish possibility of return to Ulang, present the current position of all humanitarian actors in greater Ulang county and possibility of returning the looted items from the humanitarian compounds.

Places visited: Ulang, Yomding, Kuich, Ruplet and Nyangora, in UNS

09 Mar 2016 description

March 9, Freetown, Sierra Leone: In a collaborative effort between the Government of Sierra Leone and its development partners to improve the access to and availability of high-quality health services in the country, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.

21 Jan 2016 description
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More than 120 humanitarian organizations and United Nations agencies issued a joint appeal today urging the world to raise their voices and call for an end to the Syria crisis and to the suffering endured by millions of civilians. The appeal also outlines a series of immediate, practical steps that can improve humanitarian access and the delivery of aid to those in need inside Syria.

17 Nov 2014 description
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Aid agency will be managing Ebola treatment centre by Christmas


GOAL is calling on the Irish artists from the Band Aid single to visit West Africa before Christmas, and capitalise on the public support they have helped generate.

In less than five minutes after it was launched on Monday morning, sales of the Band Aid 30 single, Do They Know It’s Christmas, raised more than £1 million for the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

15 Oct 2014 description
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On World Food Day 2014 GOAL's Behaviour Change and Gender Officer Gillian Mckay reflects on a GOAL innovation - NIPPs - that is changing lives in Malawi.

Stunting, or small height based on age, is a problem in many of the countries in which GOAL works. It occurs as a result of long-term, chronic lack of food, as well as a result of poor hygiene, which is an issue because children who have multiple stomach bugs don't get the chance to absorb food properly.

05 Oct 2014 description
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From Crisis to Catastrophe
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Aid agencies warn of famine next year as upsurge in fighting imminent

Agencies fear recent improvements will be wiped out as the number of severely hungry people will rise by 1 million in first three months of 2015

A group of leading aid agencies warned today that parts of South Sudan – already the world’s worse food crisis – could fall into famine early next year if the nine-month long conflict escalates as expected.

02 Oct 2014 description
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There is little sign that the epidemic in West Africa is being brought under control with cases and deaths increasing

2/10/14 Following the launch of an emergency recruitment drive, GOAL has received over 500 applications for a medical response team to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

23 Sep 2014 description
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CDC worst-case scenario predicts 1.4 million Ebola cases by January 20th


GOAL is launching an emergency recruitment drive for 60 medical staff to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

The aid agency is calling on doctors and nurses to staff Ebola treatment units in Liberia, where the US Government are to build healthcare facilities and train medical staff in a major step-up in their efforts to contain the virus.

19 Sep 2014 description
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Sierra Leone has been in the midst of a major public health emergency since May 2014 as a result of the 2014 Ebola crisis. The outbreak is the largest in history, and the first in West Africa.

Since the President declared a State of Emergency on July 30th, Police Officers have been deployed to quarantine houses, and to secure checkpoints, hospitals and clinic facilities. They have done so with little or no training on the nature of the outbreak, how to minimize their personal risk of infection, or how to perform their duties in these highly unusual circumstances.

07 Aug 2014 description
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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.

24 Jul 2014 description
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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.

08 Jul 2014 description
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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.

07 Jan 2014 description
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GOAL is vaccinating large numbers of displaced children (i.e. children driven from their homes by the violence) at 16 health clinics in Twic County in South Sudan, despite some of the organisation’s clinics being looted in other parts of the country.

15 Nov 2013 description
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Following a series of aid distributions in some of the regions most affected by Typhoon Haiyan today (Friday, November 15th), more than 15,000 people have been reached with vital aid supplies by GOAL.