We Thank God: Marie’s Story from Haiti

Marie-Denise Dorvilier, 53 years old and a mother of nine, remembers Hurricane Matthew like a nightmare. “I heard the wind, and I went out of the house and started running. A metal wire strangled me and I fell to the ground. Despite all the metal sheets flying around, I rose up again and began running towards […]

ADRA Sending 2,850,000 Meals to Haiti

ADRA’s Hurricane Matthew Response in Haiti Continues with Major Delivery of Meals MIAMI, FLORIDA—Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has partnered with Stop Hunger Now to deliver 2,851,200 meals to people in Haiti as part of their ongoing Hurricane Matthew disaster response. ADRA and Stop Hunger Now have joined with Airlink, a rapid-response relief organization that […]

Where Else Will I Go: Joyeuse’s Story

ADRA’s response to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti is still going strong. Our disaster relief has reached more than 100,000 people with clean water, food, shelter supplies, and other resources. Today, Joyeuse shares her story with you. Sixty-year-old Joyeuse Sincere has never lived anywhere outside the uplands of Roche-A-Bateaux in Haiti, the only place she calls […]

Voices from Haiti

Behind every disaster are the people, families, and communities who have been affected. Our emergency response team in Haiti are meeting some of these amazing people as they work, and we want to share a few of their stories with you. Jesus-la, 21, Les Cayes Hurricane Matthew has taken Jesus-la’s home, her animals, and her crops. These […]

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, […]

Haitian-Dominican Refugees Forced Out of Dominican Republic Flood into Haiti

Around half a million Dominicans of Haitian descent are facing deportation in the Dominican Republic. Two years ago a court decision stripped Dominicans born to Haitian migrants of their citizenship, retroactively applied to anyone born after 1929. This ruling left tens of thousands of Dominican-born people of Haitian descent stateless, and facing being forced to […]

ADRA Combats Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

SILVER SPRING, Md. – In the capital city of Port au Prince, Haiti, recent heavy rains have triggered another cholera outbreak among persons displaced by the earthquake in January 2010. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is combating the spread of this life-threatening disease through a multifaceted response, expecting to benefit approximately 50,000 beneficiaries […]

Rebuilding in Haiti

ADRA Relocates Displaced Haitians Living on Dangerous Road Median SILVER SPRING, Md. – Hundreds of people who had been living in precarious makeshift shacks in the middle of a busy Port-au-Prince road since last year’s deadly Haiti earthquake are now staying in safe new shelters provided by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the […]

ADRA Report: Haiti One Year Later

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Exactly one year has passed since the devastating earthquake struck the island nation of Haiti on January 12, 2010. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has provided more than USD$4 million in aid, personnel and assets to assist Haitian survivors in the months since the earthquake. Through out the twelve […]