Monthly Archives: September 2017

Samira’s Story

Samira and her grandson recently arrived in Bangladesh from the Rakhine state in Myanmar. Her four daughters were killed by militants with machetes, leaving her to flee with the young baby to save both of their lives. They are two of the more than 436,000 Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh in just over a month. More […]

ADRA Distributing Food on Tortola after Hurricanes

Thanks to your generosity, ADRA distributed food to hundreds of people on the island of Tortola following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. With YOUR financial help and the support of church volunteers, ADRA has completed the first distribution of food parcels to over 500 families on the Island of Tortola. Because of your generous gift, ADRA […]

No Turning Back: Janet’s Story

Nineteen-year-old Janet is the third of nine children born to peasant farmers in Kenya. Since she was seven years old, Janet dreamed of going to school so she could become a productive member of her community. She asked her parents to let her enroll, even though none of her other siblings attended school. However, when […]

ADRA Responding in Puerto Rico and other Major Disaster Locations

ADRA’s emergency response team is currently responding to multiple major emergencies around the world, including Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, back to back earthquakes in Mexico, devastating floods in Nepal, and the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh. The following links will take you the latest information on each crisis. These […]

ADRA Responding to Rohingya Crisis

ADRA is providing urgent emergency relief in response to the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh, where at least 422,000 people have arrived in the last month after fleeing violence in Myanmar. ADRA’s emergency response team is coordinating the delivery of emergency food, shelter kits, and hygiene resources to Rohingya refugees in the Kutupalong camp. This camp is […]

12 Months, 4 Countries, 2 People: 1 Life-changing Experience (Part 2)

In 2016 Jonathan and Magali, a young couple from Belgium, embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure: a trip around the world volunteering with ADRA projects from Mongolia to Vanuatu. You can read the first part of Jonathan and Magali’s adventure here.   Ecuador Ecuador, our third stop, was completely different from anywhere we’d been previously. We […]

12 Months, 4 Countries, 2 People: 1 Life-changing Experience (Part 1)

In 2016 Jonathan and Magali, a young couple from Belgium, embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure: a trip around the world volunteering with ADRA projects from Mongolia to Vanuatu. Jonathan tells their story. The idea for this trip had been on our minds for a long time. We both love traveling and discovering new cultures and […]

EMERGENCY: Second Earthquake Devastates Mexico

ADRA Mexico began early damage assessments in the hours following a 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico on September 19. This is the second massive earthquake to hit the country in less than 2 weeks. This second earthquake was centered on the states of Morelos and Puebla, and caused massive damage in Mexico City, the […]

Hurricanes Irma and Maria Cause Widespread Devastation

ADRA’s response team is on the ground in the Caribbean and surrounding areas in response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. St. Martin/St. Maarten, Anguilla, and Tortola Food, shelter, and water are urgent needs in the islands of St. Martin/Maarten and Anguilla in the Caribbean, as well as Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. ADRA has […]

ADRA Responds to Hurricane Irma Devastation in the Caribbean

ADRA is providing disaster response across several islands heavily impacted by Hurricane Irma. Food, clean water, hygiene kits, mosquito nets, and other vital emergency resources are being supplied to thousands of people affected by the Category 5 storm. Disaster preparation is also underway as Hurricane Jose approaches the region. SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND (September 15, 2017) […]