GOAL's work in Ethiopia
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Ethiopia is in many ways a beautiful country. Unsurprisingly though, most people in the West know it only for its periodic droughts and famines, and its extended bouts of civil conflict.
GOAL first began operations in Ethiopia in 1984 in response to a widespread famine. During 1984–1986, GOAL nurses and doctors worked on health and nutrition programmes via missionary organisations and other international NGOs. At that time, the population of Ethiopia was estimated to be 42 million, one million of whom perished during the famine period.
In 1987, GOAL registered as an international implementing NGO in Ethiopia, and has been delivering a range of relief and rehabilitation initiatives throughout the country ever since. Within excess of 30 years of experience in implementing all kinds of humanitarian aid there,
GOAL has developed a strong capacity to perform appropriate humanitarian programs effectively, efficiently and sustainably, and is now a strong and influential organisation in Ethiopia.
In line with its mission, GOAL has supported the planning, design and delivery of development and emergency interventions across all regions of Ethiopia. With adherence to its strict guidelines and policies across its initiatives, GOAL conducts/supports needs assessments, review and evaluation of the outcomes of implemented programs and initiatives. One of GOAL’s operating principles in Ethiopia has been improving the ability and capacity of local institutions, organizations and individuals to make effective and efficient use of resources to achieve humanitarian objectives.
Learn more about Ethiopia and why some of the people there need our help by clicking here.
News and Blogs from Ethiopia:
Read about GOAL's continuing work with Somali refugees in Ethiopia in this article from Country Director, John Rynne.
Click here to read about an ingenuitive way GOAL has helped to supply a small community in eastern Ethiopia with plenty of clean drinking water.
Click here to read about GOAL's Maura Lennon’s emotional return trip to Ethiopia, 27 years after she first travelled there as a young nurse to help GOAL respond to famine Our current programmes in Ethiopia: