EMERGENCY: Indonesia Earthquake & Tsunami

ADRA is responding in Indonesia following an earthquake and tsunami that took the life of thousands. An estimated 1.5 million people have now been affected by a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake and the devastating tsunami that followed it. More than 1,500 deaths have already been reported and another 2,500 people have reported major injuries. Close […]

ADRA Ready to Respond to Major Storms Affecting US, Philippines, and Eastern Caribbean

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is responding to three powerful cyclonic storms that are blasting the US east coast, northern Philippines, and the Lower Antilles in the Caribbean with strong winds and heavy rains, affecting millions and forcing many to evacuate. “Our emergency team has been tracking these storms closely for several days, […]

ADRA Deploys Relief Efforts After Super Typhoon Strikes the Philippines

SILVER SPRING, MD (September 15, 2018) – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) office in the Philippines has deployed an emergency response team to assess the situation and provide aid to some of the communities most affected by Super Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Ompong. The powerful typhoon, equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane, […]

ADRA Ready to Respond to Multiple Storms

The Atlantic and the Pacific Rocked by Tropical Storms Florence, Isaac, Helene, and Mangkhut Set to Cause Potential Devastation  SILVER SPRING, MD, September 14, 2018 – Since Tuesday, September 11, the world has been closely watching as powerful storms are set to pass through several countries, including the Carolinas in the U.S., the Lesser Antilles […]

EMERGENCY: Hurricane Florence & Typhoon Mangkhut

ADRA is responding to Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines and is working in partnership with Adventist Community Services (ACS) in response to Hurricane Florence. ADRA in the Philippines has already begun distributing shelter kits and emergency food with plans to expand the distributions as ADRA’s emergency response team continues to assess the situation. Hurricane Florence […]

Chepsanak’s Story

Chepsanak’s eyes are empty. And the plates she and her five children hold are empty too. They haven’t eaten in days. Earlier this year, Chepsanak’s husband died from hunger. He was a hardworking father, spending long days making and selling charcoal to put food on the table and keep his children alive. He often went […]