The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. By partnering with communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA is able to improve the quality of life of millions through 9 impact areas.
ADRA distributed food aid to some of the estimated 15,000 people affected by the disaster. Food packages containing two weeks worth of food were delivered to 165 families, benefiting almost 1000 people.
Over 4000 homes were damaged, 800 of these severely, and 200 were completely destroyed. Damage was also sustained by schools, mosques, community centers, and health clinics.
Floods have devastated Tamil Nadu state in India following weeks of heavy rain. Almost 270 people have died, and 1.8 million have been affected.
For people living in low-lying villages near lakes and rivers, water levels rose so rapidly they had to evacuate their homes without time to even collect a few belongings. Those who have been able to return to their homes have found essential items, including food and cooking utensils, lost, damaged or destroyed. Many have also lost their homes and livelihoods.
KIEV – The United Nations World Food Programme said today it started distributing food to patients in hospitals and schools students in conflict-affected areas in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
Hurricane Patricia made landfall on Mexico’s Pacific coast around 6.15pm local time Friday night, carrying winds of around 165 mph. The Category 5 hurricane died down to a Category 2 overnight but the damage to coastal communities is still unclear.
The region is on high alert as heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods are expected in the coming days.