ZOA is an international relief and recovery organization supporting vulnerable people affected by violent conflicts and natural disasters in fragile states, by helping them to realize dignified and resilient lives.
ZOA operates in more than 15 countries, in difficult locations where our field staff directly provide assistance to the most vulnerable victims of displacement. The countries in which ZOA is present are Afghanistan, Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Liberia, Myanmar, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Uganda and Yemen.
ZOA’s sectorial focus is on livelihoods and food security, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), basic education, peacebuilding and shelter.
In a world full of conflict, injustice, poverty and disaster, ZOA supports those who suffer because of violent conflicts and natural disasters in fragile states, irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, religion or age. Through our long-term commitment, we attend to the needs of those we serve, at different stages, from relief to recovery, in a variety of sectors. By working alongside communities, we contribute to signs of hope and restoration, and we ensure people’s dedicated participation in rebuilding their lives so as to have a lasting and sustainable impact. We also call on our constituency and partners worldwide to take responsibility and become involved.
Our mission can be summarised in three words: Relief, Hope, Recovery.
We provide relief to people affected by conflict or natural disasters.
We contribute to a new perspective of hope in which people work together for a promising future in dignity and mutual trust.
Together with the affected communities we work on the recovery of their livelihoods.
In a world full of conflict, injustice, poverty and disaster, we want to contribute to signs of hope and restoration. We see this revealed where people experience peace, justice, and mutual trust again, and where they regain personal dignity and confidence.