Monthly Archives: May 2017

EMERGENCY: Floods in Sri Lanka

ADRA is responding to massive flooding in Sri Lanka that has left 193 dead, 94 missing, and around 100,000 displaced from their homes. The flooding follows Cyclone Mora, which has now also hit the countries of Bangladesh and India. In Sri Lanka, ADRA is working with partners to distribute emergency food rations, which includes flour, rice, […]

World Refugee Sabbath

Refugee Sabbath was June 16 and World Refugee Day is June 20, and we are making it as easy as possible for you or your church to get involved get involved. Here’s how! EVENTS June 16 – ADRA in Europe hosted a special World Refugee Sabbath service in Serbia on June 16 – if you […]

Philip’s New Home

Meet Philip (in the red hat) and his siblings. They are from South Sudan, but violence forced them to flee to Uganda. In this video, they take us on a tour of the space they now call home. Violence erupted in Philip’s community in December, forcing him and his brothers and sisters from their home. […]

Five Ways You Can Join Us in Helping Refugees

Host a Refugee Sabbath at your church. June 17, 2017 is World Refugee Sabbath, but you can host one any time. Here are some materials to get you started. You can also find daily prayers at www.prayforrefugees.com June 14-20. The prayers will remain on the site after June 20, forming a 7-day prayer guide you […]

Child Survival: Christian’s Story

We met baby Christian in Indonesia, where he was severely malnourished and struggling to survive. Matt, one of our staff members, shared his travel journal from the visit. It was my last day on Sangihe Island, Indonesia, and I was only a few hours away from departing for the mainland when I received a call […]

Twili’s Story

East Africa is in the middle of a food crisis so massive that 20 million lives are at immediate risk. Twili is one of those. We met Twili and her children in the village where they live in Kenya, where she shared her story: “I was married; my husband was sick and passed away in 2006. He […]