We the undersigned organisations welcome the action taken by the UN Security Council on 15 June 2017 on the situation in Yemen through its release of a Presidential Statement. This is a critical step towards addressing the ongoing humanitarian crisis, protection of civilians and breaking the deadlock in political negotiations. However, more must be done.
European Refugee Crisis
The world is currently experiencing the highest levels of displacement on record. In Europe alone we are witnessing the largest refugee population since World War II.
Since 2015, ADRA has placed a priority on meeting the essential needs of refugee families and individuals in the European refugee crisis.
Why ADRA is Responding
Adapting to Change
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has offices in 17 countries across Asia, the most disasterprone region of the world. ADRA recognizes the importance and urgency of increasing resilience to disasters through an inclusive, integrated community-managed disaster risk reduction (DRR) approach with a common focus: reducing the vulnerability of communities and contributing to sustainable development.
In 2015 Africa experienced its worst drought in 60 years. The unusually strong El Niño weather pattern in 2015-2016, coupled with record-high temperatures, had a catastrophic effect on crops, vegetation, livestock, and water resources. Unfortunately, the drought has continued into 2017 due to lack of significant rainfall.
In addition to the drought, armed conflict, and economic decline has further exacerbated the problem for some countries.
On July 7th, 2016 a resurgence of ethnically-fueled conflict erupted in Juba South Sudan, forcing thousands of people to flee for their lives. By July 9th, the first group of these refugees started crossing the border intoUganda. By the end of August, 97,947 new South Sudanese refugees had been recorded in Uganda.