Providing a better life for vulnerable children is a
cornerstone of GOAL's humanitarian activities

What is GOAL?

GOAL is an international humanitarian agency dedicated to alleviating the suffering of the poorest of the poor.  We are a non-denominational, non-governmental and  non-political organisation.

Our history:

GOAL was founded in Dublin in 1977 by former sports journalist and former Chief Executive, John O’Shea.

Since its inception, GOAL has spent in excess of €790 million on humanitarian programmes in more than 50 countries. Many thousands of staff, local and international, have worked for GOAL in the developing world, helping the organisation respond to every major humanitarian disaster since 1977.

Where are our operations?

GOAL is currently working in 14 countries: Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Uganda, Zimbabwe and the Philippines.

GOAL staff deliver a wide range of humanitarian programmes across our fields of operation. Staff members come from many professional backgrounds: accountants, nurses, doctors, nutritionists, logisticians, engineers, administrative personnel, and so on.

For more information on where we work and how we help, click here.

Since 1977, GOAL has spent in excess of €790 million delivering aid to some of the most vulnerable people in the developing world. We have achieved all this on an exceptionally low administration cost base.

GOAL Ireland is a registered charity in Ireland: Charity Reg No: CHY 6271
GOAL UK is a registered charity in the United Kingdom: Charity Reg No: 1107403
GOAL USA is registered in the US as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and contributions are deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law.

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