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Awe-inspiring generosity for world's poorest

The deep love and concern that the Irish people continue to show for the poorest of the poor is awe-inspiring and extremely uplifting.

It is to their eternal credit that, in spite of the economic hardships at home, they have not forgotten those in the developing world who struggle daily to survive.

And, working on behalf of people here, neither has Goal. In spite of the recession, we continue to deliver aid and emergency relief programmes in 13 developing countries.

Across Sudan and South Sudan, for instance, Goal is supporting almost 50 healthcare clinics and close to one million desperately poor, deprived people.

We have responded to the plight of drought-stricken communities in Ethiopia by treating more than 33,500 children suffering from malnutrition and distributing more than 47 million litres of water to 500,000 people since January 2011. In Kenya, Goal has built more than 8,000 houses for families displaced from their homelands by post-election violence.

Goal is extremely grateful for the continued support of the Irish people, without whom much of our work would not be possible.

John O'Shea


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