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 […]

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. In response to this widespread destruction, ADRA Nepal has distributed emergency food, shelter resources, and hygiene and femal dignity kits, household items, and bedding to thousands of those affected. ADRA has also been running health camps and providing […]

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 […]

ADRA Reaches Thousands with Family Planning in Nepal

ADRA Concludes Successful Family Planning Project in Nepal ADRA has marked the end of their Technical Integration for Coverage and Access (TICA) project in Nepal, but are already making plans to use results from the successful project for future project planning. This project was supported by the United States for International Development (USAID) through the […]

One month since Earthquake in Nepal, ADRA responds

Girl accepts a tarp on behalf of her family in Nepal.

Take Care Nepal: One month since Earthquake in Nepal, ADRA responds to community needs KATHMANDU, NEPAL —It has been one month since the Gorkha earthquake hit Nepal and almost three weeks since a second quake rocked the country. ADRA continues to provide urgent care and relief to the hundreds of thousands afflicted by this catastrophe. “Many […]

Second Earthquake Strikes Nepal

Nepalese gather around to receive relief supplies

ADRA Continues Relief Efforts as Second Earthquake Strikes Nepal WASHINGTON, DC.— A second earthquake has struck Nepal in almost as many weeks, hampering already strained relief efforts and inflicting a new wave of damage across the country. The 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck 42 miles (68km) west of the town of Namche Bazaar, close to Mount […]

ADRA, GlobalMedic Deliver Medical Tents

ADRA and GlobalMedic partner to provide large tents for health posts. Photo: Baudouin Nach

ADRA and GlobalMedic partner to distribute tents to replace health posts KATHMANDU, NEPAL— ADRA and GlobalMedic have partnered to provide large tents that will provide a temporary place for health posts that have been damaged or destroyed by last month’s earthquake. “The people of 10 communities in Kavre District will have a better place to […]

ADRA prepares food packs for Nepal

Volunteers help to put together food packs for earthquake victims in Nepal.

ADRA distributes food packs; partners with Scheer Memorial Hospital KATHMANDU, NEPAL—ADRA staff and volunteers began packing food kits complete with rice, lentils, noodles, sugar, salt, and oil yesterday. The packs will last a family of six for two weeks, and will be distributed this weekend. Twenty-six community volunteers met ADRA staff yesterday at the Scheer […]

Beauty in the Brokenness

Morning Glories surround a building destroyed by the earthquake in Nepal

I never imagined my first visit to Nepal would be to lead the communication efforts during the aftermath of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. But here I am. I’m here in the middle of a disaster zone grabbing breakfast with the rest of our emergency response team (ERT), thinking about what I’ve seen so far since I […]

ADRA distributes tarps in remote villages

ADRA Distributes Tarps in Nepal

ADRA distributes tarps in hard to reach villages in Nepal KATHMANDU, NEPAL—ADRA Nepal staff are working around the clock to deliver much-needed tarps and food to families in remote villages in Dhading and Kavre. Tough road conditions, including rubble from houses destroyed by the earthquake is making distributions more difficult. ADRA workers are driving up […]