Dec 15

Kyrgyzstan Rocked by Earthquake

In mid-November a 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck the Osh province in Kyrgyzstan, affecting six districts. ADRA distributed food aid to some of the estimated 15,000 people affected by the disaster. Food packages containing two weeks worth of food were delivered to 165 families, benefiting almost 1000 people. Over 4000 homes were damaged, 800 of these …

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Dec 08

ADRA Colombia Honored by Government for Decades of Humanitarian Work

BOGOTA, Colombia—ADRA Colombia was last week awarded the Order of Democracy of Simon Bolivar by the Government of Colombia. The award was instituted in 1980, and is awarded for extraordinary services to Colombia. The award consists of a medal and certificate. The award was presented by House Representative Hernan Sinisterra Valencia, who said that the …

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Dec 03

Deadly floods displace 1.8m in India

ADRA has distributed food packages to families displaced by flooding in southern India. Floods have devastated Tamil Nadu state in India following weeks of heavy rain. Almost 270 people have died, and 1.8 million have been affected. For people living in low-lying villages near lakes and rivers, water levels rose so rapidly they had to …

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Oct 30

Two Responses to Flooding in Brazil

ADRA is responding to flooding in Brazil after intense and prolonged rainfall caused by the El Niño effect. Our response focuses on two Brazilian states that were hit hard by the rainfall. The majority of waterways in Rio Grande do Sul have risen above their capacity, displacing thousands of families in heavily flooded areas. Rivers in Santa …

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Oct 30

European Refugee Crisis: Slovenia and No-Man’s Land

A No-Man’s land exists where refugees leaving Croatia must wait before they can enter Slovenia. Sometimes hours turn into overnight, leaving refugees hungry and cold. ADRA Slovenia has set up temporary shelters so refugees can rest, and also prepare food that is available for all. This is the first meal in a long time for many of …

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Oct 24

Hurricane Patricia Makes Landfall and ADRA Responds

Hurricane Patricia made landfall on Mexico’s Pacific coast around 6.15pm local time Friday night, carrying winds of around 165 mph. The Category 5 hurricane is being reported as the most powerful hurricane ever recorded with winds peaking at 200 mph hours before landfall. ADRA’s emergency response is already planned, with the first focus to be a …

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Oct 13

ADRA Position on Refugee Crisis

ADRA Calls for Humane Response to Refugee Crisis in Europe Silver Spring, Md.— The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) today released its official position statement on the refugee crisis in Europe. Last year the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said the Syrian war had sparked the “biggest humanitarian emergency of our era.” As …

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Sep 25

ADRA Commits to Sustainable Development Goals [Statement]

ADRA Remains Committed to the Sustainable Development Goals As the United Nations gathers this week to launch the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the next 15 years, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) affirms its commitment to our partnership with the United Nations and the new Global Goals for 2030. The momentum we have …

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Sep 24

ADRA Peru Celebrates 50 Years

Peruvian Congress Recognizes ADRA Peru’s 50 Years of Service LIMA, Peru—Last week, Peru’s Congress recognized ADRA Peru for 50 years of humanitarian service to the country. ADRA Peru marked half a decade of work with a full day of celebrations. The ceremonies included distributing 50 wheelchairs to children in need at Plaza José Faustino del …

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Sep 23

ADRA Joins UN in Global Goals

ADRA Joins United Nations in Sustainable Development Goals ADRA is preparing to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals around the world when they launch later this month. The Global Goals, as they are being called, expand and follow up on the Millennium Development Goals, which were established in 2000 and expire at the end …

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