Sep 27

Disaster Updates – Summer 2021

COVID-19 in Fiji:  ADRA has been on the ground assisting families impacted by COVID-19 in Fiji since a second wave struck in May. Our response has been in the form of food rations, the provision of personal protection equipment and financial assistance. “A lot of Fijians are in dire need of food and their livelihoods have …

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Sep 07

Creating a Home for Myanmar Refugees 

Since early 2015, the Rohingya minority in Myanmar have been forced to flee to Bangladesh due to harsh military attacks and persecution.   Lalo Marjan, a Rohingya woman aged 48, witnessed this tragedy first-hand. “I was living peacefully in Myanmar with my family. I had my husband, and two daughters. Suddenly the military entered our village and started shooting …

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Aug 23

Long-term response after Haiti Earthquake & Tropical Storm

Since a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the southern regions of Haiti, death tolls continue to climb days after ongoing search and rescue efforts. Preliminary reports, still in early stages, indicate that there are now nearly 2,000 deaths, 6,900 injuries, and significant infrastructure loss, with over 37,000 houses destroyed and over 46,000 …

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Aug 14

ADRA Responds to 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake in Haiti

On Saturday, August 14, around 8:30 am, an earthquake measured at 7.2 magnitude struck the southern areas of Les Cayes, Jeremie, Saint Louis de Sud, Aquin, Petit Trou de Nippes, Anse-a-Veau, and Cavaillon, followed by several aftershocks. Vibrations could be felt as far as Jamaica, about 200 miles away. Local …

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Aug 10

ADRA joins humanitarian alliance

This article was originally published in the Adventist Record here. Sixteen Australian charities, including the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), joined forces for the first time on August 6, to launch the newly-formed Emergency Action Alliance (EAA) at an online event that featured prominent government leaders, media executives and …

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May 31

Flood Assistance – East Coast Australian Floods

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the East Coast of New South Wales experienced its wettest week ever in mid-March, 2021. The week-long heavy rainfall resulted in significant flooding near catchment areas, including areas of southern Queensland. In some areas on the Mid North-Coast, flooding reached record heights and the Hawkesbury-Nepean …

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May 10

Evacuation Centres to Become Accessible

The Pacific Islands are one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world. As such, humanitarian organisations like ADRA work with locals to ensure that communities are ‘disaster ready.’  Being ‘disaster ready’ includes activities like identifying evacuation centres using a Geographic Information System (GIS), having prepositioned supplies ready to distribute should disaster strike and preparing homes and crops in the lead up …

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May 10

UPDATE: ADRA’s response to COVID-19 in India

Published: 10 May 2021. Information is accurate at the time of posting. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is preparing to airlift critical medical supplies and several oxygen generation systems to ease India’s COVID-19 health crisis. ADRA is partnering with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, including its Health Ministries Department, …

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May 08

Disaster Updates – Winter 2021

Timor-Leste Flooding  After torrential rain hit Timor-Leste on April 4, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Dili and ADRA Timor-Leste has responded by distributing household kits. These kits included bedding and kitchen items, food, cleaning supplies and drinking water for families requiring urgent support. “ADRA Timor-Leste is ready to keep supporting these services with available resources to help …

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May 06

ADRA’s response to COVID-19 in India

ADRA is scaling up emergency operations in India to save thousands of lives in COVID-19 affected communities. The country is struggling with an unprecedented second outbreak of COVID-19 with more than 350,000 new coronavirus cases daily, according to the World Health Organization. Over 208,000 people have died in India since …

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