Help families far from home this Christmas
Home is a special place, all year round.
And as Christmas approaches, it becomes even more cherished. The yearning for a familiar, safe place, surrounded by loved ones is a feeling we all share.
Now imagine if coming home was just a dream. If you had been forced to leave everything behind, not knowing if you could ever return.
Imagine being forced to walk for days to escape conflict and the devastating impact of climate change. This is the reality for millions of families this Christmas. Millions of families who are going to bed hungry every night.
In East Africa relentless heat has dried up wells and rivers. Crops have vanished - and swarms of desert locusts have devoured what little manages to grow.
In Gaza, Palestinian families are under siege without regular access to food, water and medical care. Forced from their homes by constant shelling. They desperately need your support to survive.
With your support we can be there for families in need.
Your support means people left with absolutely nothing can survive far from home.
With your support GOAL teams can continue to provide hope to families in the world's poorest communities. In the most dangerous conflicts. Delivering food, water and medical support.
With your help we can save lives. Because that's what GOALies do.
Please donate today and help deliver critical support to families in need this Christmas.
GOAL teams are delivering life saving support this Christmas
Supporting families in crisis this Christmas
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. 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," Angelina says.
"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.”
GOAL teams are providing food, water, shelter and medical care to Angelina and her family at a refugee camp in Renk, South Sudan.
Sadly, Angelina’s story is a familiar one in East Africa this Christmas. As climate change intensifies, crops fail and conflict rages thousands of families need your support.
But with your support, GOAL teams are working with communities fleeing conflict across East Africa.
Providing safe haven and medical support to refugees. Helping families to access nutritious food. And providing lifesaving support to children suffering from acute malnutrition.