Monthly Archives: November 2015

At the Train Station: Mayas’ Story

It is crowded at the train station at Tabanovce as the refugees exit the train. Today they have crossed the border from Greece, where they arrived in Europe, and boarded the train at the first station in Macedonia. The few tents put up for shelters are quickly filled up, and families must find other places […]

No Crib for a Bed: Qamar’s Story

At one month old, Qamar has nowhere to call home. Her parents, Mustafa and Hala, are refugees who fled Syria to escape growing violence and the threat of terror that surrounded them. They left their home in Damascus two months before we met them. Hala gave birth to beautiful Qamar as they made their way […]

Displaced & Attacked: Abdullah’s Story

On a given day, hundreds of refugees may trickle across borders or they may come in waves of thousands. Today, a group of fifty were crossing into Serbia from Bulgaria, so there was time for ADRA team members to make conversation. One volunteer spoke at length with a father named Abdullah, who was leading his […]

Haitian-Dominican Refugees Forced Out of Dominican Republic Flood into Haiti

Around half a million Dominicans of Haitian descent are facing deportation in the Dominican Republic. Two years ago a court decision stripped Dominicans born to Haitian migrants of their citizenship, retroactively applied to anyone born after 1929. This ruling left tens of thousands of Dominican-born people of Haitian descent stateless, and facing being forced to […]

European Refugee Crisis: Refugees Re-routed through Croatia

In the first month after Hungary closed its border to Serbia in mid-September, 150,000 refugees have entered Croatia. On average around 6,000 refugees are entering Croatia on a daily basis, the majority of whom are using Croatia only as a transit route. As they continue their arduous trek through Europe, these refugees are in need […]

Philippines Hit by Another Typhoon

Typhoon Koppu (known locally as Lando) brought torrential rains that caused massive flooding in seven regions of the Philippines. Close to half a million people were displaced, and thousands of homes were destroyed. More than 50 people were killed during several days of severe weather. ADRA Philippines were one of the first NGOs to arrive […]