GOAL works towards ensuring that the poorest and most vulnerable in our world 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 education. It is non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political.
GOAL was founded in Dublin in 1977 by former sports journalist John O’Shea.
Since its inception, GOAL has spent in excess of €720 million on humanitarian programmes in more than 50 countries.
Today over 2,800 GOAL staff are working in 13 countries: Ethiopia, Honduras, India, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Haiti and Syria.