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 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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Jan 08

ADRA Awards ACS $50,000 to Help Wildfire Survivors in California

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has announced it will provide financial support totaling $50,000 to the Adventist Community Services (ACS) who has been coordinating efforts to help survivors of Butte County, California recover from deadly wildfires, which started on November 8 and later contained on November 25 in 2018. …

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Oct 04

ADRA Receives Air Support to Help with Ongoing Relief Aid in Indonesia

SILVER SPRING, MD, (OCTOBER 4, 2018) – As response efforts continue for thousands of affected people hardest hit by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake followed by an 18-foot tsunami, which struck the town of Palu and nearby areas in central Sulawesi in Indonesia, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has received air support thanks to …

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Oct 03

Statement Regarding Yemen

Silver Spring, Maryland – October 3, 2018 The following statement is to clarify an Associated Press story (“UN suspends crucial cash aid to 9 million Yemenis”) published on Tuesday, October 3, 2018 regarding ADRA’s country director in Yemen and ADRA’s work in the country. “This is a very disturbing situation, but we stand on these …

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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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Oct 03

Haiti Update: Hurricane Matthew Response Continues

Donations to ADRA’s emergency fund are still needed as the response to Hurricane Matthew continues. An astounding 2.1 million have been greatly affected by the effects if Hurricane Matthew, including close to 900,000 children. Around 1,000 lost their lives to the storm in Haiti alone. For any country, this is huge. For a country already on its knees, …

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Aug 19

Uganda Responding to Influx of Refugees from South Sudan

An average of 1,500 refugees are arriving to Uganda every day as they flee uncertainty and violence in South Sudan. ADRA Uganda is working closely with partners on the border and in the country to meet the needs of the steady stream of these displaced people. The first response activity is the distribution of non-food item packs, which …

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Aug 19

Landslides in Nepal Lead to 1,000 Displaced Households

Continuous rainfall in late July led to landslides in Nepal, which took the lives of 38 people and left close to 1,000 without homes in one district alone. ADRA Nepal is coordinating with local agencies and government, and have already distributed 150 sets of temporary shelter kits to families in the most highly affected areas, and will …

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Aug 19

Emergency Distribution Underway in Macedonia Following Flooding

ADRA Macedonia has collected water, food, and hygiene supplies and is distributing in areas hit by heavy rain and flooding. This distribution will begin by targeting 1,000 people with the most need, but will hopefully expand as more resources are available. There is still a strong need for clothing and ADRA Macedonia will continue to …

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