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Working together all over the world with one goal

ZOA is an international relief and recovery organisation. We provide relief to people affected by violent conflicts and natural disasters in fragile contexts. But we also assist them during their recovery from the crisis.

Children in a refugee camp in Iraq interacting with ZOA workers
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From relief to recovery

ZOA operates in 15 insecure and volatile regions all over the world: serving uprooted people in war-torn South Sudan, displaced Yemenis and returnees in Iraq. ZOA also supports people who face hardship in the aftermath of earthquakes, hurricanes or floods. Inspired by our Christian faith, we provide assistance to the most vulnerable victims of displacement.

Our story in five minutes

The way we work

Our values 

Our values guide the manner in which we complete our daily work. They are the basis on which we interact with each other and with our target groups.

We value people. All people are made in God’s image and we therefore place people at the centre of our work. We treat people with
respect and dignity, irrespective of ethnicity, gender, religion or age. We seek to enable people to live normal and peaceful lives, develop their potential, and to provide hope for the future.

We are faithful. We want to bring lasting change and are committed to stay when the initial crisis is over. Even when circumstances are challenging we seek to reach out to the most vulnerable.

We are good stewards. We utilise the resources entrusted to us in the best possible and most responsible way. We are efficient, effective, transparent, and accountable to those we support and those who support us.

We serve with integrity. We expect from each other the highest standards of personal and organisational integrity. We are open and honest in the way we deal and communicate with our stakeholders. We treat people with respect and speak the truth in love to one another.

Get to know us better

Refugees in Ethiopia
Our leadership

Board and management

Refugees in Sudan
Our Purpose

Mission and Vision

Girl in Ukraine
Our impact

Annual Report 2022