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: 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 affected households on the …

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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‚Äôs hometown forced her family to flee Syria, fearing for their lives. Amina‚Äôs 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. ‚ÄúA 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. ‚ÄúI 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 6 August 2021, to launch the newly-formed Emergency Action Alliance (EAA) at an online event that featured prominent government leaders, media executives …

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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 ‚Äėdisaster ready.‚Äô¬† Being ‚Äėdisaster ready‚Äô 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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