Nobody Asks Children: Said's Story

Said is only 14, but has experienced hardships that no child should face. In Serbia, he shared his family’s story: “Mom and dad told us that we are going to Europe. We did not took anything with us, except of one spare clothe for each of us. They did not tell us how will we […]

Two Responses to Flooding in Brazil

ADRA is responding to flooding in Brazil after intense and prolonged rainfall caused by the El Niño effect. Our response focuses on two Brazilian states that were hit hard by the rainfall. The majority of waterways in Rio Grande do Sul have risen above their capacity, displacing thousands of families in heavily flooded areas. Rivers in Santa […]

European Refugee Crisis: Slovenia and No-Man's Land

A No-Man’s land exists where refugees leaving Croatia must wait before they can enter Slovenia. Sometimes hours turn into overnight, leaving refugees hungry and cold. ADRA Slovenia has set up temporary shelters so refugees can rest, and also prepare food that is available for all. This is the first meal in a long time for many of […]

Hurricane Patricia Makes Landfall and ADRA Responds

Hurricane Patricia made landfall on Mexico’s Pacific coast around 6.15pm local time Friday night, carrying winds of around 165 mph. The Category 5 hurricane is being reported as the most powerful hurricane ever recorded with winds peaking at 200 mph hours before landfall. ADRA’s emergency response is already planned, with the first focus to be a […]

ADRA Prepares for Biggest Hurricane in History to Make Landfall in Mexico

ADRA has been monitoring Hurricane Patricia and making preparations as it approachest Mexico’s west central coast. The massive Category 5 storm is measuring as the strongest hurricane ever recorded, and will likely maintain its current wind speeds of 200 mph as it makes landfall on Friday night. Staff and volunteers from ADRA Mexico are in […]

European Refugee Crisis: A Warm Response in Greece

Thousands of refugees are arriving on the shores of Greece every day. After the treacherous trip across the Mediterranean, in rubber dinghies over high waves, they arrive far from where they are able to get legal papers and continue their journey. Colder weather is now adding to severe exhaustion and hunger as threats to these displaced […]

Responding to Hurricane Marty in Mexico

In early October, Hurricane Marty hit parts of Mexico with winds up to 70 km/h, causing massive damage to hundreds of homes. The storm affected more than 9,000 people and dumped 80 mm of rain on Port of Guaymas, Sonora in particular. ADRA Mexico is working closely with the Municipal Civil Protection Departments of the affected municipalities, […]

ADRA Position on Refugee Crisis

ADRA Calls for Humane Response to Refugee Crisis in Europe Silver Spring, Md.— The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) today released its official position statement on the refugee crisis in Europe. Last year the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said the Syrian war had sparked the “biggest humanitarian emergency of our era.” As […]