Sep 20

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 …

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Sep 19

VIDEO: Hurricane Maria follows Hurricane Irma

ADRA’s response team is on the ground in the Caribbean and surrounding areas, both in response to Hurricane Irma and now in preparation for Hurricane Maria. Videographer Timothy Wolfer spoke with our Emergency Response Coordinator, Jefferson Kern, on the island of Tortola as Hurricane Maria approaches. In this video, they discuss what they expect in …

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Sep 10

8.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico

ADRA Mexico will be focusing on shelter and food as the response gets underway following the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the Southern coast of Mexico on September 7. Close to 2 million people have been affected by the massive quake, with the death toll already nearing 100. Strong, ongoing aftershocks are adding to the damage …

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Sep 07

DISASTER UPDATE: Hurricane Irma Emergency Response Underway

ADRA’s emergency response to Hurricane Irma has begun across the Caribbean and other affected regions. Hurricane Irma has left massive destruction in its path, and ADRA is actively responding. The response is growing every day as emergency response staff gain access to areas hit by the Category 5 storm and more destruction is uncovered. The urgency is also …

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Aug 28

Harvey Response Continues as Hurricane Irma’s Path Continues

ADRA is preparing for the imminent arrival of Hurricane Irma across several countries even as the disaster response following Hurricane Harvey continues with partners Adventist Community Services (ACS). ADRA is responding to Hurricane Harvey in partnership with ACS who are leading the emergency response. ACS is actively responding through their southwestern United States regional office, …

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Aug 15

ADRA Responds to Flooding and Landslides in Nepal

The ADRA network is activating an emergency response in the wake of flooding and landslides in Nepal. The death toll has now reached 90, with more than 21,000 displaced from their homes and close to 3,000 homes completely destroyed. Over all, more than 2 million people have been affected by the incessant rainfall, flood, and …

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May 31

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, …

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May 14

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 …

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Mar 17

EMERGENCY: Millions Starving in World’s Largest Food Crisis

Your urgent help is needed now! 20 million people in East Africa are starving in the largest food emergency in the world. Famine has already set in within South Sudan, and families in Somalia, Yemen, Nigeria, and Kenya are struggling to find food every day. This level of hunger in so many countries is unprecedented. …

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Mar 01

Heavy Snowfall in Pakistan Causing Hunger

ADRA is supporting 150 families with food, nutrition, and hygiene kits after snowfall blocks communities in Pakistan from food. Heavy snowfalls have blocked roads in Swat Valley in the province of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, which is causing shortages of food for around 5oo families. ADRA Pakistan is partnering with Caritas who are active in the area …

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