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What we do

Our mandate leads us to people who often have lost all hope because of violent conflicts or natural disasters. ZOA’s staff is working every day to change the lives of people who suffer for the better. Through our interventions, we want to restore hope. Over the past forty years, ZOA has developed specific expertise in the following sectors:

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Boys in a refugee camp in Syria
Disaster response

Emergency aid

More than just a roof


Children in school in an African country
Invest in the future


Somali women at work
An integrated approach

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)

A women working in a vegetable garden
Focus on self reliance

Food security and livelihoods

Women walking together and holding each other
Peace and reconciliation