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Crisis to Resilience - Strategy 2025

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Our story

GOAL works with communities facing extreme poverty and crisis

GOAL was founded by former Irish Press journalist, John O’Shea in 1977 when he saw the plight of street children in Kolkata (Calcutta) first-hand. Over the last 47 years GOAL has responded to many of the world’s major humanitarian crises, working with vulnerable communities in more than 60 countries.

Our story

Where there is need, GOAL is present

Every day, more than 3,000 GOALies work to improve the lives of those affected by conflict and natural disaster. Over the last year GOAL teams have reached more than 14 million people in 14 countries across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

Our story

Reaching communities far and wide

GOAL delivers programmes in Emergency Response, Food & Nutrition Security, Resilient Health and Sustainable Livelihoods. We also promote Global Citizenship, recognising that we all share responsibility for a better world.

What we do

GOAL Strategy 2025
Emergency Response
Resilient Health
Food & Nutrition Security
Sustainable, Resilient, Inclusive World

From Crisis to Resilience

Humanitarian crises are increasing in number, magnitude, and complexity across the globe. The international community is increasingly recognising that more must be done to move vulnerable populations exposed to disaster hazards beyond humanitarian crisis and to achieve greater resilience. Key to this is strengthening local capacities by stabilising and supporting local systems and populations to move from crisis to survival and onto greater resilience.

GOAL Strategy 2025

Conflict, instability and climate change have created unprecedented levels of need.

GOAL's Emergency Response programme takes an integrated approach, with its work focused on saving lives, alleviating human suffering and building resilience for the future.

Goal 1: Emergency Response

Long-term health inequalities need urgent commitment and intervention.

From emergency assistance to sustainable development. Resilient Health works on two fronts - meeting the challenge of chronic health emergencies as well as taking a systems-based approach to help communities build a healthier future.

Goal 2: Resilient Health

Even today, 800 million people across the world do not have the food they need. 

Food poverty is increasing, with the situation fuelled by rapid population growth, increased conflict, displacement and climate change. GOAL is focused on innovative and sustainable ways to achieve food and nutrition security for the most vulnerable. 

Goal 3: Food & Nutrition Security

The world is increasingly connected. Action is no longer limited by traditional boundaries or borders.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for us all; addressing poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.

GOAL links its Global Citizenship programme with the SDGs and is helping people by fostering global citizenship, GOAL is helping people understand that how we live and act can, and does, make a difference.

Goal 4: Sustainable, Resilient and Inclusive World
Who we are - GOAL around the world

GOAL around the world

GOAL believes in a world where poverty no longer exists, where vulnerable communities are resilient, where barriers to well-being are removed, and where everyone has equal
rights and opportunities.

Will you help?


Help us raise funds

Running a marathon, climbing a mountain or hosting an event? Support GOAL!


Support an event

Join one of the many fundraising events we hold during the year like the Jersey Day.


Become a volunteer

Get involved! Your time and skills can make a real difference to people's lives.


Leave a legacy

Leaving a gift in your will is a beautiful way to remember GOAL’s work

Join our team

GOAL is recruiting

Would you like to use your talents to help GOAL in its mission?

We live by our five core values - Humanitarianism, Courage, Partnership, Transparency & Accountability and Inclusiveness - to help communities fight poverty and vulnerability. If this sounds like you, and you would like to join our team, check out our current vacancies.