Monthly Archives: March 2017

ADRA Responds to Floods in NSW, Queensland

ADRA emergency management teams are responding to major flooding in Northern NSW and Southeast Queensland. ADRA volunteers at the Kingscliff Evacuation Centre in the Northern Rivers helped more than 150 people find emergency accommodation on Thursday. ADRA NSW Emergency Coordinator Janice Frey said flooded roads and full motels were proving […]

ADRA Responds to Cyclone Debbie

ADRA Australia‚Äôs emergency response has been activated after Cyclone Debbie devastated North Queensland on Tuesday, with¬†wind gusts exceeding 260km/h. ADRA is seeking to conduct inspections of the affected areas to determine the needs, playing an important coordination role with local churches in the area. The priority is reaching¬†areas where communications […]

ADRA prepares for Cyclone Debbie

Communities in North Queensland are bracing for Tropical Cyclone Debbie,¬†the¬†severe Category 4 storm expected to hit on Tuesday morning. It‚Äôs the largest cyclone to make landfall in Australia since Yasi devastated the Townsville area in 2011. ADRA Australia stands ready to respond. Kevin Munro,¬†ADRA‚Äôs National Manager for Emergency Management, has […]

‘I have nothing to feed my family’: Famine, starvation crisis in East Africa

“I have nothing to feed my family,” Gedie says. She is a single mother of 8 children. As she sits inside her grass hut, she describes the urgency of her situation. Failed rains have caused her gardens to wither and livestock to die. With¬†training from ADRA, Gedie used to grow […]

Celebrating Inspirational Women

The Power of Women To celebrate¬†International Women’s Day, we want to acknowledge all the women who contribute to making amazing things happen. Whether it’s our volunteers, supporters, staff or beneficiaries, we’re grateful for your contribution ‚Äď without you, ADRA would be nothing! We want to highlight some inspiring women who […]

ADRA Employs Pacific Emergency Coordinators

For the first time, full-time ADRA emergency coordinators will be employed in five South Pacific countries to help prepare for disasters. The positions in Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Solomon Islands will strengthen the emergency management capability of the ADRA offices in each country. ADRA offices in Australia, […]