Jul 22

ADRA President: “Poverty Plants the Seed of Religious Violence”

Jonathan Duffy Addresses U.S. State Department Summit on Religious Freedom SILVER SPRING, MD (July 22, 2019) – Jonathan Duffy, president of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, spoke in front of a packed room during the second annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom Summit at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. to address …

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Jul 18

ADRA Responds Across South Asia to Help Thousands Affected by Monsoons

Millions hit by heavy rainfall now seek relief at shelters and higher ground SILVER SPRING, MD (July 18, 2019) – Torrential rainfall has already devastated many households in the regions of India, Nepal, and Bangladesh, causing landslides. The recent downpour has been blamed for the deaths of 180 people and reportedly affected more than 44 …

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Jul 09

ADRA to Give Away Exclusive Humanitarian Pin to Pathfinders at Oshkosh

The fun, collector’s item draws awareness of ADRA’s ongoing initiative to help get all children in school The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the faith-based international humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, has created a one-of-a-kind humanitarian pin for pathfinders to add to their uniforms. This pin will be offered for a limited …

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Jun 17

ADRA’s Statement for World Refugee Day

In honor of World Refugee Day, ADRA unites with other leading faith-based humanitarian agencies and UNHCR to honor the Global Compact on Refugees reaffirming our commitment and support to stand for refugees and those displaced. See UNHCR’s full statement here. For ADRA’s full statement regarding World Refugee Day, please see below. SILVER SPRING, MD (June …

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May 16

ADRA President: “Faith Communities Can Change the Dialogue from Hate and Ignorance to Peace, Love, and Acceptance”

SILVER SPRING, MD (5-16-19) – During a recent summit held in Geneva, Switzerland, Jonathan Duffy, president for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) joined hundreds of interfaith world leaders to discuss fostering inclusivity and countering hate speech to enhance the protection of religious minorities, refugees, and migrants.  Duffy served on a panel of esteemed …

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May 08

India and Bangladesh: Food, Shelter, Non-food Items Urgently Needed

Food, Shelter, and Non-Food Items Remain a High Need as Survivors of Cyclone Fani Try to Regain Normalcy Assistance for food may take a while as survivors of Cylone Fani (pronounced “foe-nee”) in India and Bangladesh recover.  INDIA Since tropical Cyclone Fani made landfall in the Odisha State of India on May 3, many people have …

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May 01

India and Bangladesh: ADRA Prepares for Cyclone Fani

More than 100 million people affected as tropical storm Fani makes landfall SILVER SPRING, MD (May 1, 2019) – Tropical storm Fani, (pronounced “foe-nee”) a severe cyclonic storm formed in the Bay of Bengal with wind gusts of up to 127 mph, is heading to the eastern coast of India and looks to gain strength …

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Apr 25

ADRA Prepares to Aid Countries Affected by Cyclone Kenneth

Second tropical storm barrels through Comoro Islands, approaching Mozambique and Tanzania SILVER SPRING, MD (April 25, 2019) – Weeks after the nations of Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe are recovering from Cyclone Idai, the countries of Mozambique and Tanzania are being hit by another powerful cyclone.  Cyclone Kenneth, which intensified from a category 1 to a category 4 storm, with 140 mph …

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Apr 16

ADRA’s President Urges Support for Disaster Efforts

Urgent call made to help those recently affected by natural disasters In the month of March, numerous disasters occurred, including the worst tropical storm on record to affect the southern African regions of Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. During that same month, Nepal and Indonesia were also hardest hit by heavy rain and floods.  With these countries …

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Apr 01

Yemenis Being Aided Through SALA Program

Study reveals Yemenis are surviving war-torn districts through agriculture and livelihood aid SILVER SPRING, MD (APRIL 1, 2019) — The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) had for seven months conducted a pre- and post- study on the long-term effects of relief aid provided to 200,000 people in Yemen, many of whom were faced with ongoing …

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