Feb 07

ADRA’s Türkiye and Syria Response

UPDATE on ADRA’s Türkiye (formerly Turkey) Response: February 7 In the early hours of Monday 6 February, a 7.8 magnitude tremor struck Türkiye (formerly Turkey) near the city of Gaziantep. Another earthquake measuring magnitude 7.7 struck central Türkiye following the initial quake, with the Syrian capital of Damascus also hit. …

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Jan 10

Fleeing the war – Anna’s Story

UPDATE: 23 January 2023. Anna and her family fled to the city of Dnipro after a missile strike in their hometown of Lysychans’k, Ukraine. Five hours away from home, Anna and her family lived in relative safety alongside other displaced Ukrainians who were trying to rebuild their lives in this …

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Nov 10

ADRA’s flood response – 2022

UPDATE on ADRA’s Flood Response: November 17 The Lachlan River in Central NSW is set to hit a 70-year peak today, causing dangerous flooding and cutting off access to towns like Forbes. The river is expected to reach 10.8m. ADRA is partnering with local Seventh-day Adventist Churches in Dubbo, Parkes …

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Oct 26

ADRA’s Ukraine Response

UPDATE on ADRA’s Ukraine Response: November 9 More than 4 million refugees from Ukraine have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border since the beginning of the war with Russia. The situation, expectations, and needs of this group are gradually changing. New problems are emerging, and it is time for more comprehensive assistance, …

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Sep 23

Emergency Action Alliance welcomes $5m in government funding. The Emergency Action Alliance (EAA) has welcomed the support of the Australian Government for its Hunger Crisis appeal for Horn of Africa, with the government announcing a $5 million contribution today. Announced by the Hon. Pat Conroy, Minister for International Development and …

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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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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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