ADRA is currently responding to Hurricane Irma and severe flooding in Bangladesh and Nepal. Please donate below.
Deadly disasters often strike without warning, affecting the most vulnerable people least able to cope. With such a strong global presence across more than 120 countries, ADRA’s network is well-placed to help in times of need. When people need us, we’re already there. ADRA has a strong record responding to mega disasters, like the recent cyclones in Vanuatu and Fiji, and the earthquake in Nepal.
By donating before a disaster hits, you’re helping by ensuring ADRA is in the best position so that we’re ready to help right away. Our work includes not only immediate disaster relief, but also longer-term recovery and disaster risk reduction activities.
The massive earthquake that rocked Nepal in 2015 caused untold damage across the country.
Cyclone Winston rocked Fiji in February 2016. It was the strongest cyclone in the southern hemisphere.
A few days before Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu, Carmen and her five children took shelter at the ADRA-supported Epauto Secondary School. As with many women at the evacuation centre, her husband was away for work. She packed up her house, gathered her children and huddled in the classroom waiting for the brunt of the storm to hit. Afterwards, she was running out of food for her family. But then, just in time, she received an ADRA food pack, and she couldn’t stop smiling! “I am just so happy,” she exclaims. “I am so touched that people have the heart to share. I thank the Lord, and I thank ADRA.”