Monthly Archives: February 2011

Help for Disabled Children

Zimbabwe: Disabled Children ‘Looked Down On’, ADRA to Provide Support SILVER SPRING, Md. – “My baby was born normal, but at eleven months she started getting ill,” says Pauline Moyo, 34, of her nine-year-old daughter Michelle who began having an inexplicable high fever. Concerned for her child, Pauline brought her to a local hospital in […]

Support for Students in El Salvador

ADRA Delivers School Supplies to Children in El Salvador SILVER SPRING, Md. – As the new school year got underway across El Salvador recently, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) delivered school supplies to 150 vulnerable children in various schools across the country. The project, funded by ADRA’s popular Really Useful Gift Catalog, benefited […]

Relief for Drought in Somalia

Somalia: Drought Prompts ADRA to Distribute Water to Affected Communities SILVER SPRING, Md. – As drought threatens millions of Somalis and their livestock once more, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is delivering water to vulnerable villages in the northeastern Puntland state, the agency reports. ADRA’s two-month water trucking intervention will provide safe drinking […]

Relief for Cambodians

ADRA Drills Wells to Assist Displaced Cambodians SILVER SPRING, Md. – More than 30,000 people have fled their homes following renewed violent clashes in a disputed area between Cambodia and Thailand, prompting the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) to begin well drilling operations in an effort to provide clean drinking water to thousands of […]

Response to Flooding in South Africa

Heavy Flooding Prompts ADRA Response in South Africa SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is providing relief assistance in South Africa where widespread storms and floods have affected eight of the country’s nine provinces, leaving more than 80 people dead and injuring 375 others. ADRA’s operation aims to reduce the […]

Rebuilding in Haiti

ADRA Relocates Displaced Haitians Living on Dangerous Road Median SILVER SPRING, Md. – Hundreds of people who had been living in precarious makeshift shacks in the middle of a busy Port-au-Prince road since last year’s deadly Haiti earthquake are now staying in safe new shelters provided by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the […]

Food Security for South Sudan

ADRA Providing Increased Support to Vulnerable Areas in Southern Sudan SILVER SPRING, Md. – As the results of a historic referendum in Southern Sudan were announced on January 31 effectively declaring independence from the north after decades of hostilities, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is continuing the implementation of a multi-year project to […]

OFDA Grant Awarded

Brazil: New Grant Aids in Relief Efforts for Mudslide Victims SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has been awarded a $135,000 grant by the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to continue assisting persons affected by the recent devastating mudslides in Brazil. The grant will further ADRA’s current work of […]

Food Aid to the Displaced

Côte d’Ivoire: ADRA Assisting Families Displaced by Post-Election Violence SILVER SPRING, Md. – The recent post-election violence in the West African nation of Côte d’Ivoire, which has left more than 250 dead and forced thousands to flee their homes to escape the political crisis and inter-ethnic clashes, has prompted the Adventist Development and Relief Agency […]