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Earthquakes in Türkiye
In the early hours of Monday 6 February, a 7.8 magnitude tremor struck Türkiye (formerly Turkey) near the city of Gaziantep. The death toll across Türkiye and Syria currently sits at over 46,000. The greatest needs have been identified as shelter, healthcare, food and non-food items.
ADRA Syria has established two shelters in local schools in Aleppo, and has also provided 2,000 people in a shelter in Latakia with drinking water, cash vouchers, and blankets.
The team is working to establish additional provisional shelters in schools and is working with the directorate of water resources to assist in the emergency repairs to the water network.
Your donation today is providing those affected with shelter, food, water, blankets and flashlights. You can find out more details of our response here.
Tropical Cyclones and Earthquakes in Vanuatu
A state of emergency has been declared in Vanuatu as category 4 Cyclone Kevin brought gale-force winds and torrential rain, just days after Cyclone Judy cut power and forced residents to evacuate. The country has also experienced earthquakes.
Approximately 250,000 people have been affected, with half of those being children. ADRA is responding by providing food, shelter and sanitation products to families who have been evacuated.
ADRA teams have been on the ground since record-breaking rain swept across much of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland in 2022. During our initial response, we were helping affected communities clean up as well as providing essential goods including food, water, financial assistance and, where needed, emergency accommodation.
There is still a long road ahead and affected communities need our help. The next stage in ADRA’s response will include supporting mental health and wellbeing. You can find out more details of our response here.
ADRA is working with our team in Ukraine to provide urgent humanitarian aid including water, food, shelter, blankets and clothing. We are also working with our ADRA teams in surrounding countries, including Poland, Romania and Hungary, as they respond to the needs of incoming refugees. According to the United Nations, at least 12 million people have fled their homes since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. You can find out more details of our response here.
African Hunger Crisis
The Horn of Africa is facing a fourth consecutive below-average rainfall season. The exceptionally long drought, amplified by warmer-than-normal temperatures, has devastated livelihoods, livestock herds, crops and vegetation, water availability, household incomes, and has increased displacement. A UNOCHA report (July 2022) projects 19.4 million are affected by drought in the Horn of Africa and 3.32 million children are at risk of dropping out of school. The report further adds that 18.6 million people are facing acute food insecurity and malnutrition is rising across Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia.
ADRA is supporting children and their families through school feeding programs in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Sudan. Relief efforts extend to livelihood activities to combat the devastating effects of the drought.
Deadly disasters often strike without warning.
With a strong global presence in over 100 countries, ADRA is well-placed to help in times of need. When people need us, we’re already there.
Your gift to our Disaster Relief Fund helps us provide immediate disaster relief when disasters, like those listed above, strike. Your gift also helps to provide long-term recovery and disaster risk reduction activities in the aftermath.
To support ADRA’s response in times of disasters, including our response in Africa and Ukraine, donate below.
Cover Image: ADRA Indonesia. The devastating damage from the 5.6 magnitude earthquake
Photo Gallery – Images from left:
ADRA Ukraine. ADRA responding to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.
ADRA Haiti. Assessing the damage from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake.
ADRA Romania. A convoy enters Ukraine to deliver supplies to internally displaced people.
ADRA International: A woman and her son carrying water in Kenya.
Donate Image: ADRA Syria. ADRA members assess the damage after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Türkiye
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