Supporting families in urgent need
As conflict rages in Sudan millions families are struggling to survive. Supplies of food, clean water and medicines are running dangerously low.
In desperate need of humanitarian assistance, thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes and seek safe haven in neighbouring countries.
Communities in Sudan were already suffering from the impact of climate change and poverty. East Africa's worst drought in 40 years has seen rivers run dry, farmers lose their livestock and left millions facing extreme hunger.
Now communities are fleeing in terror, desperately seeking refuge from the violence.
Despite the challenges, GOAL teams are on the ground delivering food, water and medical support. With your help we can save lives.
GOALies have been supporting vulnerable communities in Sudan for over 35 years. Today, over 200 staff are working on the ground to deliver lifesaving services.
As the conflict continues to escalate GOAL teams are working across the border in South Sudan and Ethiopia to support refugees fleeing the crisis. Supporting mothers like Angelina.
“We all fled from Sudan to save our lives, and it was not an easy journey,” Angelina says.
The 50-year-old mother feared for her own safety, but her main concern was ensuring her five children survived the treacherous journey.
“At least adults can manage hunger and the thirst, yet there are other things which made the journey very difficult. All my money and valuable belongings were stolen from me and others who were trying to escape the conflict, so we ended up here completely empty-handed,” Angelina says.
Unfortunately, Angelina’s tragic story is not uncommon. As the conflict continues, more and more families are fleeing in terror.
GOAL teams are providing food, water, shelter and medical care to Angelina and her family at a refugee camp in Renk, South Sudan.
Thankfully, with your support, GOAL teams are working with local communities across East Africa to support communities fleeing conflict. Providing safe haven and medical support to refugees. Helping families to access nutritious food. And providing lifesaving support to children suffering from acute malnutrition.
With no end to the violence in sight, refugee communities need your help now more than ever.
GOAL teams are assessing infants for malnutrition and providing lifesaving nutrition
How You Can Help
Millions of lives are under threat in East Africa. But with your support, GOAL teams can deliver essential supplies to families in need;
- €75 will provide emergency food and water for a family in desperate need
- €110 can provide blankets and hygiene supplies to a displaced family with nowhere to go
- €180 could provide flour, oil, salt and grains to feed 4 families for a month
The crisis in numbers
People facing extreme hunger
Children under 5 malnourished
Someone is dying of hunger every 30 seconds
East Africa is experiencing their worst drought in 40 years
Six-month-old triplets Nyachua, Nyajuak and Nyakime look the picture of health as they lie together in Gambella refugee camp in Ethiopia with their mother Nyakan.
The baby girls were found to be suffering from life-threatening, severe malnutrition in their early weeks.
But thanks to the support of our donors our team in Ethiopia were there to intervene. And the babies received the vital treatment they needed to survive and flourish. The triplets are now meeting all their developmental milestones and their mother Nyakan can start planning for their future.
With your support we can continue to provide life-saving nutritional support to thousands of children facing malnutrition in East Africa.
Please give what you can today - together we can help those on the very brink. Because that's what GOALies do.