Monthly Archives: March 2015

Vital Needs Met in Vanuatu

PORT VILA, VANUATU— ADRA Vanuatu continues to support the response to Tropical Cyclone Pam by providing local communities in need with safety, food, and access to water. On Friday, 130 water filtration kits were distributed to four locations in the northeast area of Efate, the main island of Vanuatu. The filtration kits convert contaminated water […]

Cleanup After Cyclone Pam Begins

Cleanup begins in Vanuatu, ADRA’s response continues PORT VILA, VANUATU— The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is playing a key role in securing the health and sanitation in 10 of the 20 evacuation centers in Port Vila. ADRA has made plumbed water available at nine of the 10 evacuation centers with the last evacuation […]

Long Road Ahead for Vanuatu

“Severe and long-lasting crisis for Vanuatu” PORT VILA, VANUATU—“This is going to be a longterm recovery and rebuilding process for Vanuatu. Agriculture, houses, and infrastructure have been destroyed,” reported Mark le Roux, ADRA Vanuatu Country Director reported after meetings with local partners and aid agencies. “This will be a severe and long-lasting crisis for Vanuatu.” […]

Cyclone Pam wreaks havoc in Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone Pam wreaks havoc in Vanuatu, ADRA in place to respond PORT VILA, VANUATU—Tropical Cyclone Pam ripped through the islands of Vanuatu yesterday, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is already on the ground in place to respond in coordination with local partners and aid […]

ADRA Prepares for Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

ADRA ready to respond to Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu PORT VILA, VANUATU 4:30 p.m.—The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is on high alert as category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam hits the archipelago of Vanuatu. ADRA is prepositioned to release emergency kits from three warehouses in Shefa, Efate, and Tafea. The kits include soap, […]

Turning a New Leaf

Turning a New Leaf: Behind the Scenes with Sanjay On the gentle slope of the green hill upon which I stand, there occurred atrocities too horrible for most people to imagine. On this hill, perhaps even this exact spot, children were killed by children, fathers by fathers. Here on the hill, a thousand more like […]

Any Lengths

Any Lengths: Behind the Scenes with Sanjay The noon sun glares down from an azure sky and, even under the canopy of trees, I feel its convective omnipresence in my lungs, in my shoes, in my skull. Sweat stings my eyes. I blink to clear my vision, my foot strikes a root and I stumble. […]