2023 Global Refugee Forum: ADRA Aims for Solutions that Improve the Plight of Refugees

SILVER SPRING, MD (December 14, 2023) –Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) joins the 2023 Global Refugee Forum (GRF), taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, from December 13 to 15. The global event brings together governments, advocates, and international organizations representing refugees to address the challenges and establish tangible actions, as well as solutions that will enhance the […]

Statement by ADRA President Michael Kruger on World Refugee Crises

“Every action matters in the lives of refugees and other displaced people struggling to survive in the absence of basic necessities such as food, shelter, and safety. We cannot turn a blind eye or remain silent in the face of their anguish. World Refugee Day serves as a reminder that we must all work together […]

ADRA Commits to Achieving Objectives of the Global Compact on Refugees

SILVER SPRING, MD (December 18, 2019) – On December 17 and 18, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) joined more than 2,000 humanitarian practitioners and member states at the first-ever Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, Switzerland to find transforming solutions to the world refugee crisis, benefitting both refugees and their host communities.  More than […]

ADRA's Statement for World Refugee Day

In honor of World Refugee Day, ADRA unites with other leading faith-based humanitarian agencies and UNHCR to honor the Global Compact on Refugees reaffirming our commitment and support to stand for refugees and those displaced. See UNHCR’s full statement here. For ADRA’s full statement regarding World Refugee Day, please see below. SILVER SPRING, MD (June […]

Watch Their Stories

Kids going to school, a mother trying to keep her children fed, a grandmother who wants more for her family. People who have been displaced from their homes are just like you and me, and their stories are worth a watch! Take a walk in Yeasin’s footsteps. She and what’s left of her family are Rohingya […]

ADRA’s 2017 World Refugee Day Statement

For decades, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), which serves as the humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, has championed the rights and wellbeing of people displaced by conflict and persecution—men, women and children of all different faiths, ethnicities and nationalities who have survived unspeakable hardship, terror and loss. In 2016 alone, more […]

It’s All About Giving Opportunities

Felipe* had dreams and plans for his life like anyone in his native Colombia. He dreamed of being a doctor and deepening his knowledge in this field. These dreams were abruptly ended when an armed group entered his community demanding support from everyone for their presence in the territory. He knew that if he did […]

Five Ways You Can Join Us in Helping Refugees

Host a Refugee Sabbath at your church. June 17, 2017 is World Refugee Sabbath, but you can host one any time. Here are some materials to get you started. You can also find daily prayers at www.prayforrefugees.com June 14-20. The prayers will remain on the site after June 20, forming a 7-day prayer guide you […]

ADRA’s Statement on World Refugee Day

Silver Spring, Md.— This World Refugee Day, there are more than 60 million people around the world who are internally displaced, seeking asylum, or living as refugees in other countries. The United Nations has described the Syrian crisis, which has displaced approximately half of the country’s population, as the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era. […]

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