Jun 30

ADRA’s Ukraine Response

UPDATE on ADRA’s Ukraine Response: August 23 Words: Daniel Presecan, ADRA Emergency Response team member in Slovakia ADRA is working in a refugee transit centre in Slovakia, 34km from the Ukrainian border. During the day, the number of people arriving is not that significant, but during the night hundreds come …

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Jun 20

Elena’s journey as a refugee

Elena lived in Mariupol where she worked as an administrator in a steel factory. Her husband passed away many years ago, and her adult daughter lives in Poland. Elena loved her city, but this all changed on 24th February 2022 when her city came under siege. Direct attacks hit her …

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May 19

ADRA’s flood response – QLD/NSW

UPDATE on ADRA’s Flood Response: May 23 Below is a video update on ADRA’s flood response since the initial flooding event, and looking forward to our recovery process. UPDATE on ADRA’s Flood Response: May 19 While the flood waters may have subsided and the general rubble picked up and sent …

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Mar 29

Star-studded concert to launch EAA Ukraine Appeal

UPDATE April 4: On Wednesday March 28, there was a special Concert for Ukraine, starring Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, Snow Patrol and more. If you missed the concert, you can catch up on ABC iView here. This will be available until April 29. All donations raised from the concert will …

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Mar 24

Masha’s Journey to Safety

Daniel is a member of ADRA’s emergency support staff, serving at one of the centers welcoming refugees forced to flee the conflict in Ukraine. Thousands of displaced people, mostly women and children, have come across the border where he is, and he shared the story from one. The following are his …

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Mar 21

Australian charities join forces for Ukraine

The Emergency Action Alliance Ukraine Appeal has warmly welcomed the Australian Government’s $2 million commitment to Ukraine, which will support 15 Australian humanitarian aid charities that have united to launch an unprecedented, centralised appeal to help those affected by the war. This Emergency Action Alliance Ukraine Appeal makes it easier …

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Mar 09

Young mother Victoria is now a refugee

At night, Victoria falls asleep in a room crowded with people, mattresses, and luggage. When she wakes up, she calls her husband in Khmelnitsky, 320 kilometres across the Ukraine border, to see if he is still alive. Her seven-year-old daughter sleeps beside her. Across the room, alongside several other relatives, …

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Jan 20

ADRA’s Tonga Response

UPDATE on ADRA’s Tonga Response: 17 February 2022 On Sunday 6 February, Tonga entered a 14-day lockdown to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. As an essential service, ADRA’s response was permitted to continue, though the roll out of services has been adjusted to comply with lockdown restrictions. Over 700 …

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Jan 20

Amina’s story – accessing education as a refugee

At nine years old, Amina* has been through more than anyone should experience in a lifetime. A missile strike on Amina’s hometown forced her family to flee Syria, fearing for their lives. Amina’s family fled to Lebanon with nothing but the clothes on their backs and the hope of a …

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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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