GOAL Far From Home Christmas Appeal: Help Families Fleeing Conflict this Christmas

GOAL’s ‘Far From Home’ Christmas Appeal supports some of the most vulnerable communities around the world this Christmas, including those displaced by conflict and the devastating impact of climate change. 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. With your support, GOAL can be there for families in need. Your support means people 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, delivering water, food and medical support.

 

Support Families in Crisis this Christmas: Rawia’s Story

 

Across Sudan, tens of thousands of families have been forced to flee their homes. Families like Islam’s. Lawlessness and violence forced her to flee to Kassab refugee camp in North Darfur with her new born baby Rawia. After making the long journey, Islam was relieved to find safe haven. Unfortunately, this relief was shortlived.
 
GOAL teams immediately recognised that baby Rawia was severely malnourished. She was slipping in and out of consciousness. Clearly, fast action was needed. GOAL teams transferred baby Rawia and Islam to a local hospital, where she was placed on a special high calorie liquid diet.
 
We desperately hoped this would work. Islam prayed that Rawia would have the strength to fight back and grow strong. But it was too late. Tiny Rawia lost her brave battle in early September.
Sadly, Rawia’s tragic 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.

 

Please donate today and help deliver critical support to those in need this Christmas.

 

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