GOAL's work in Ethiopia




    
 Watch our video about Somali refugee, Sureyka Mohammed,
who GOAL has helped Buramino refugee camp


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, rehabilitation and development initiatives throughout the country ever since. With in excess of 25 years experience in implementing all kinds of humanitarian aid there, GOAL is now a strong and influential organisation in Ethiopia.

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:

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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