On January 12th, 2010 Haiti was hit by a massive earthquake. More than 230,000 people were killed, 300,000 injured and some 1.5 million left homeless.
Three years on, GOAL is continuing to rebuild lives, while also working with communities to find sustainable solutions to long-standing housing, water, sanitation and livelihood issues that were exasperated by the earthquake. The country was already considered the poorest in the western hemisphere before the disaster took place.
GOAL is about to significantly expand its emergency response programs to support displaced families in northern Syria. With the onset of winter, the plight of families with young children is becoming particularly acute.