We have been working in Ethiopia since 1984, when we responded to a famine that ultimately claimed the lives of nearly one million people. Since then we have been delivering a range of programmes including child protection, development, nutrition, emergency relief and rehabilitation.
GOAL works in more than 35 locations across Ethiopia, particularly in the south east of the country, providing emergency nutrition, water and livelihood support in response to the drought of 2017.
We constantly deliver large-scale emergency response programmes, due to the regular influxes or refugees from neighbouring countries. Currently, we are supporting tens of thousands of South Sudanese women and children in two refugee camps in the Gambella region in the west of the country, and we are assiting thousands of Eritrean refugees in the Afar region of the country to the north.
At a drop-in centre in Addis Ababa, we continue to provide a wide variety of services for street-dwelling children.