Monthly Archives: April 2016

Ecuador Earthquake Response Continues

ADRA’s disaster response is into its second week after a devastating earthquake hit the country of Ecuador. ADRA Ecuador has been mobilizing hundreds of active volunteers in the most affected areas of the country. These volunteers are running collection sites that receive donations of nonperishable food and basic hygiene items from church members and the general public, as well […]

Four Earthquake, Four Days, Three Countries

Four strong earthquakes in four days have shaken Myanmar, Japan, and Ecuador. Myanmar The first earthquake was a reported 6.9 magnitude in the country of Myanmar on Wednesday. Thankfully, no major damage has been reported and there were no casualties. Japan Japan saw back to back shakes–a 6.4 magnitude on Thursday, now being call a […]

Tackling Zika in Dominican Republic with Hygiene and Education

ADRA is helping to prevent the spread of Zika in the Dominican Republic by providing hygiene kits and health education to almost 6,000 people. ADRA Dominican Republic have already distributed nearly 500 household kits that contain hygiene supplies to prevent the spread of disease, as well as detailed information about the Zika virus and how it is spread. […]

More Rain Brings More Floods in Brazil

ADRA is assisting around 500 families with emergency food after flooding has forced them from their homes in Brazil. Abnormal heavy rains in recent days has caused the level of the Jaru River to rise, leaving 485 families homeless in Jaru, Rondonia, about 290 km from Porto Velho. These displaced families are in need of food, and ADRA’s […]

European Refugee Crisis: Greece and Asylum Seekers

Balkan borders have closed to refugees seeking safety in Europe. ADRA has turned much of its attention to refugees and migrants stranded in Greece, and those seeking legal asylum. Greece ADRA’s emergency response team (ERT) were deployed to Greece in March. Staff members from ADRA Slovakia have been distributing hygiene kits to refugees in Idomeni, as well […]

Flooding in Sãu Paulo Prompts Emergency Response from ADRA Brazil

In mid-March, the São Paulo State of Brazil was hit by heavy rains, reported as the highest rainfall ever recorded for this time of year in the area. Several cities were left with flooding-water and mud reaching over 1 meter (3.3 feet), and the water is decreasing very slowly, which increases the risk of disease. Many […]

ADRA Responding to El Niño Drought Emergency in Africa

ADRA is responding to a serious drought affecting countries across southern Africa, where El Niño conditions have caused the lowest ever recorded rainfall between October and December 2015, as well as countries in the Horn of Africa region. It is estimated that 40 million rural people and 9 million poor urban people who live in drought-affected […]