Author Archives: Erykah St. Louis

Our Global Work with Refugees

Thank you for serving refugees around the world – this work couldn’t be done without you. Everywhere you see marked in red on this map is a place where you are making it possible for ADRA staff and volunteers to serve people who have been forcibly displaced by conflict and persecution. Helping refugee and internally […]

Our Work With Refugees in Asia

MYANMAR For decades, Myanmar has experienced ongoing conflict in various states throughout the country. ADRA Myanmar has several projects benefitting internally displaced persons (IDPs). The projects have two key focus areas: Assisting children displaced by conflict through improving education standards and learning environments IDPs living in camps through providing health services/facilities, hygiene promotion training, support […]

Helping Refugees in the Americas

ARGENTINA 2016 was a record-breaking year for Argentina in terms of asylum applications. The UNHCR estimates that there are approximately 5,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Argentina from over 100 nationalities. Over 90% live in Buenos Aires, Argentina´s capital and largest city. Although the country is a regional leader on refugee protection, significant challenges remain, […]

Impacting the Lives of Refugees in Africa

CAMEROON ADRA Cameroon are active in Minawao camp, which houses Nigerian refugees displaced by Boko Haram. ADRA selected 400 beneficiaries, and distributed to them WASH kits. The kits include soap, towels, and containers to gather and store water. Beneficiaries also attended a two-day sensitization program to learn about best practices for hygiene, maintaining a clean […]

Helping Refugees in the Middle East

IRAQ ADRA Kurdistan is active in camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kurdistan, Iraq. When many people fled, they could take little or nothing with them. The tents the IDPs live in the camp are cold, and people were in need of winter clothing. Thanks to generous donors, ADRA Kurdistan was able to distribute […]

Highlights from our work with refugees in Europe

AUSTRIA Austria is one of the countries where refugees are seeking asylum (almost 90,000 in 2015). ADRA Austria mobilized and is supporting church members across the country in assisting refugees during the long integration process. At least 10 churches in the country have ongoing refugee projects. One church is renting the empty pastor’s apartment to […]

Donate to Support Refugees Around the World

U.S.A. Every donation provides urgent assistance, access to essential services, and much-needed food, hygiene items, and other vital resources for refugees. Donations are tax-deductible for US residents and will receive a receipt. SLOVENIA If you would like to support ADRA Slovenia’s work with the refugees, you can help by making a donation. Donations will help […]

Farewell from GC Session San Antonio

We don’t like goodbyes, so instead we’ll say “See you soon!” Thank you for visiting us at GC Session 2015. Four days after the close of GC Session, most of ADRA’s staff are back at our desks, facing the hustle and bustle of humanitarian work. Before we got too deep into our duties, we wanted […]

#ServeTheOne Series: The Arts

Lynn Boyd, Country Director for ADRA Mozambique  Mozambique “Christian education is how I serve.”   Julie Penner USA “Giving part of who I am and sharing it with other people is what gives me a passion to serve.”   Mahal Tio Arizona “You serve for a reason, and my reason is God. I serve by […]

#ServeTheOne Series: The Humanitarians

Mario Ochoa, ADRA VP for Human Resources & Leadership Development Silver Spring, Maryland (USA) “Service, to me, is to give of yourself to others and it’s the embodiment of discipleship. We want to serve our brothers, our sisters, our neighbors, all the people.” Imad Madanat, ADRA VP for Programs Silver Spring, Maryland (USA) “If we […]