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 15

ADRA Responds to Hurricane Irma Devastation in the Caribbean

ADRA is providing disaster response across several islands heavily impacted by Hurricane Irma. Food, clean water, hygiene kits, mosquito nets, and other vital emergency resources are being supplied to thousands of people affected by the Category 5 storm. Disaster preparation is also underway as Hurricane Jose approaches the region. SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND (September 15, 2017) …

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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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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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Jun 23

ADRA Announces Partnership with Grundfos to Bring Safe, Sustainable Water Access to 1.5 Million People

ADRA and Grundfos Partner to Bring Safe, Sustainable Water Access to 1.5 Million People Partnership to deliver safe water to 1.5 million people in Asia, Africa, Central and South America, and the South Pacific, over the next five years Innovative water supply technology will improve access to water and hygiene resources in underserved peri-urban communities …

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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 23

Philip’s New Home

Meet Philip (in the red hat) and his siblings. They are from South Sudan, but violence forced them to flee to Uganda. In this video, they take us on a tour of the space they now call home. Violence erupted in Philip’s community in December, forcing him and his brothers and sisters from their home. …

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May 12

Twili’s Story

East Africa is in the middle of a food crisis so massive that 20 million lives are at immediate risk. Twili is one of those. We met Twili and her children in the village where they live in Kenya, where she shared her story: “I was married; my husband was sick and passed away in 2006. He …

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Mar 27

Hunted to Hopeful: Mary’s Story

Mary Meschu is just one of the 170,000 Tanzanian albinos living under the weight of superstition. Her pale skin stands in stark contrast to those around her, causing many to believe she, and others like her, are ghosts, a cursed type of people. They call them “zeru zeru”, which literally means double zero. Less than …

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