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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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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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ADRA’s Tonga Response

UPDATE on ADRA’s Tonga Response: 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 […]

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Friendship Day High-Tea

On 23 September 2021, the Victor Harbor ADRA Op-Shop held a high tea in honour of International Friendship Day. “The event was designed to facilitate the meeting together of single people to provide a space where friendships could be initiated or nurtured at no cost to them,” says Dawn Peterson, […]

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Kangaroo Island Go Local

For the first time since COVID-19 restricted travel, an ADRA Connections Go Local trip took place from April 12-20. The Go Local trip saw year 12 and recently graduated students from Prescott College Southern in South Australia visit Kangaroo Island to help with bushfire recovery efforts. From December 2019, bushfire […]

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International Women’s Day – 2021

This International Women’s Day, we #ChooseToChallenge gender inequalities. A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. This week we will be celebrating the achievements of women we have been blessed to partner with in making positive changes in the world. #IWD2021 Nepal The women in Rolpa, Nepal, have been […]

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Black Summer Fires – One Year On

“We were burnt out on New Year’s Eve,” said Bill. “It’s had a fair impact on our property.” It has been one year since the 2019-2020 bushfire season ravaged the Australian landscape. Known as the ‘Black Summer Fires’, the fires burned over 17 million hectares, claimed 33 lives and wiped […]

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Black Summer – Bill and Sandra

On 31 December 2019 while Australians prepared to bring in the New Year, a ferocious fire ripped through Bill and Sandra’s property in East Gippsland, Victoria. Since early 2016, life on the farm had become progressively more difficult as the long-term effects of the drought took hold. Bill and Sandra […]

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Recovering from fires – Bega Valley

On the border between NSW and Victoria, three hours from Canberra lies the Bega Valley. With beautiful hills and gorgeous coastal hamlets, it is hard to believe that the region has been ravaged by fires multiple times in recent years. On March 18 2018, fires in Tathra resulted in the […]

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ADRA News Winter 2020

Read the Winter 2020 edition of ADRA News below.

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Oil and development in Timor Leste

One of Australia’s closest neighbours, Timor Leste, is a young country. In fact, it is currently the fourth-youngest country in the world. After centuries of occupation, Timor Leste was officially declared independent in 2002. Since then, the nation of Timor Leste has been working hard to establish itself and repair the physical […]

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Jamal’s Story

Jamal* is an eight-year-old girl from Syria. She lives with her parents and three siblings all in a one-room home in the Dekweneh area of Lebanon. Their house is hand built by their father with only blocks of stones. Staying with five members in a confined area distracts Jamal from […]

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World Refugee Day — June 20

June 20 is World Refugee Day, a day when the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) joins the United Nations and the world to commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees, and show support for families forced to leave their homes due to persecution or conflict. ADRA remains […]

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Evaluations

Evaluations Monitoring and evaluation is integrated into project design and planning to ensure continuous improvement in program delivery. Learnings from one project evaluation will be used to inform ways of working for new and ongoing projects. Two final term and one mid-term evaluations were conducted in the 2017 financial year […]

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Gift in your Will

Your Legacy is Their Future With your help, the next generations in need in Australia and around the world will experience life as God intended it for them – free from poverty and disadvantage. You can rest assured that your thoughtful gift will be used carefully and wisely to make the […]

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Fighting to Flourish

Esau grins widely as he picks up his little boy and kisses his cheek. A tall, strong man with broad shoulders, Esau commands attention. As he puts his arm lovingly around his wife and poses for a photo, they laugh out loud together. At just 27 years of age, gentle […]

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Beyond the crisis: Global refugee facts

The ongoing Refugee crisis in Europe may have grabbed the media’s attention, but it is only one example of refugee movements in the world. Beyond sensational headlines, there is so much more to know about these displaced men, women, and children who are often escaping the same terror many of […]

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Vanuatu: One Year Later

The village is peaceful, washing drying in the afternoon sun. It’s too hot to do anything much other than find a place in the shade, hopefully with a breeze. John Andre is sitting on a chair outside his kitchen. He looks a little uncomfortable, as he has a lapel mike […]

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International Day of Rural Women

Celebrating Rural Women by Tracy Hamilton According to the United Nations, rural women make up over a quarter of the total world population. Rural women, particularly in developing countries, hold the primary responsibility for ensuring food security as they represent approximately 43% of the agricultural labour force, and produce, process, […]

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Who is ADRA

 ADRA began as a department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. As a church with approximately 60,000 Australian members, Adventists are committed to demonstrating the love of God in real and practical ways. We see the needs and opportunities present in today’s world and believe that the church – with its […]

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