Integral members


Address Postbus 4130 7320 AC Apeldoorn

Core Humanitarian Standards – Self Assessment, ISO, Red cross code of conduct, Sphere Standards


ZOA supports people who suffer because of armed conflict or natural disasters, by helping them to rebuild their homes and their livelihoods and to live peacefully together in stable communities.

ZOA operates in more than 15 countries, in difficult locations where our field staff directly provides assistance to the most vulnerable victims of displacement. The countries in which ZOA is present are Burundi, Colombia, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Iraq, Myanmar, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Uganda, Ukraine and Yemen.

ZOA is active in insecure and volatile regions: serving Syrian refugees in the Middle East, uprooted people in war-torn South Sudan and South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, to name a few.

HQ Staff 70
Field Staff 1000
Founded 1973
Member since 2015
  • Cooperational
  • Operational
Funding Sources

Government, institutional donors, private donors, companies, Business Ambassadors, schools, churches in The Netherlands E.g. Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Netherlands Embassy, Europe Aid, ECHO, United Nations (UNESCO, UN Women, UN Peacebuilding Fund, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNDP, UNOCHA, UNOPS, IOM, FAO, WFP), AECID, AusAid, BMZ, BPRM, CFGB, Education Cannot Wait, FCDO, Danida, GIZ, IFA, INTPA, Irish Aid, LIFT, Medical Teams, RVO, SIDA, tearfund, World Renew, UKAid, USAID

Disaster Response
  • First Responders (24-48 hours)
  • Early Response
  • Recovery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Disaster Preparedness