On Saturday 14th August, Haiti was struck by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that destroyed homes and caused widespread destruction. A 5.2 magnitude aftershock caused further damage. Over 1,200 people have died and thousands were injured and are now homeless.
ADRA is on the ground providing relief. Plans are being made to distribute food, water, hygiene items, and tent tarpaulins to affected families. ADRA is also collaborating with a nearby Adventist hospital to assist those who were injured. However, the people of Haiti need your help as the country braces for a strong tropical storm that is expected to make landfall on Tuesday.
Our response to COVID-19 in Fiji
So far, more than 1,000 families in Fiji have been assisted as part of our COVID-19 response. The response has been in the form of food rations and financial assistance. “A lot of Fijians are in dire need of food and their livelihoods have been greatly affected due to the COVID-19 crisis,” says ADRA Fiji Country Director, Iliapi Tuwai. COVID-19 awareness campaigns are also underway, aiming to educate the population about precautionary measures to minimise the spread.
Deadly disasters often strike without warning.
With a strong global presence across 118 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. As well as helping to provide long-term recovery and disaster risk reduction activities in the aftermath.
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Cover Image: ADRA Haiti responds to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake.
Photo Gallery – Images from left:
Nasir Kachroo/NurPhoto via AP. A Kashmiri woman suffering from a breathing difficulty due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), receives oxygen at a COVID-19 Centre in Sopore, District Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir, India on 29 April 2021.
ADRA India. Community members queue to receive their vaccine in the height of COVID-19.
ADRA Cambodia. COVID-19 community awareness and education campaign to help prevent the spread.
ADRA PNG. School hand washing station installed at Lae Seventh-day Adventist Primary School.
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