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04 Nov 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

CLINICAL PRESENTATIONS: (many are understood to be in line with traumatic experiences including witnessing of violence of all forms, SGBV, and mass murders)

• Anxiety • PTSD • Epilepsy • Depression • Psychosis • Puerperal psychosis • Drug misuse and addiction • Communication Difficulties TREATMENTS AVAILABLE:

• Medication therapy • Inpatient admissions as indicated and available (extremely limited and physical environments not conducive to recovery)

14 Sep 2018 description

Endorsed by: Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA); AVSI; BRAC; CARE; Danish Refugee Council (DRC); Finn Church Aid (FCA); Food for the Hungry; Humanity & Inclusion; Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC); Oxfam; Plan; Save the Children; VSO; War Child Holland; Windle International Uganda; World Vision; ZOA

The launch of Uganda's new Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host Communities (ERP) is an opportunity to ensure a better future for hundreds of thousands of children.

09 Nov 2016 description

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

Tanzania has been a consistent and generous host to millions of refugees over the years. The country has supported UNHCR and partners in all three durable solutions - from voluntary repatriation to countries of origin, resettlement to other countries willing to share the burden of displacement, to the unprecedented gift of citizenship for almost 200,000 former 1972 Burundian refugees. The test of time did not weaken the generosity; when the ongoing political tension in Burundi caused thousands of Burundians to flee to Tanzania.

18 Jun 2015 description

By Mary Stewart

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI – As World Refugee Day approaches, ADRA is responding to the rapidly deteriorating situation in Burundi amidst the upcoming presidential election and recent coup attempts.

Violence broke in Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura, and in Makamba province, on April 26 and has spread into towns across the country. The uproar began when President Pierre Nkurunziza's announced his bid to stand for a third consecutive term and security forces began cracking down on protests.

09 Aug 2013 description

ADRA is a global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that demonstrates God’s love and compassion. Today, the organization is responding to the DRC refugee influx in Uganda at the transit center in Bundibugyo. The refugees are fleeing from the fighting between the Congolese government army and the rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces. As of July 14th, the population registered by URCS in Bubandi Sub County was 66,139. So far the transit center has received more than 17,000 refugees.

09 Aug 2012 description

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia has joined with ADRA Uganda and other ADRA offices around the world to assist close to 30,000 refugees escaping ongoing civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Continued violent attacks between Congolese government forces and armed militia since presidential elections in November 2011 have uprooted thousands of families. As a result, more than 33,000 refugees have fled into neighbouring Uganda, stretching already inadequate national resources to breaking point.

22 May 2012 description

SILVER SPRING, Md. - The political climate in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been volatile since the highly disputed presidential elections of November 2011. Since then, Congolese refugees have been seeking shelter in Rwanda, escaping clashes between DRC government forces and armed militia. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is working in Rwanda's Nkamira transit camp, improving the condition of the camp's sanitation in efforts to reduce the spread of disease.

11 May 2012 description

For more information, contact:

John Torres, Assistant Director of Public Relations
301.680.6357 (office)
301.680.6370 (fax)
John.Torres@adra.org

To donate to ADRA go to:
Online: www.adra.org
Phone: 1.800.424.ADRA (2372)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ADRAi
Facebook: www.facebook.com/joinADRA

21 Nov 2011 description

For more information, contact:

John Torres, Assistant Director of Public Relations
301.680.6357 (office)
301.680.6370 (fax)
John.Torres@adra.org

To donate to ADRA go to:
Online: www.adra.org
Phone: 1.800.424.ADRA (2372)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ADRAi
Facebook: www.facebook.com/joinADRA

13 Oct 2009 description

SILVER SPRING, Md. - On October 16, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) joins the world in commemorating World Food Day, recognizing an immediate need for increased access to food in many countries, as the number of the world's hungry continues to grow, and the amount of food assistance shrinks.

According to the World Food Programme (WFP), the number of people globally suffering from hunger has reached a record high this year, surpassing more than 1 billion people.

02 Oct 2009 description

SILVER SPRING, Md. -The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is confirming the kidnapping and death of a staff member in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on September 30, 2009 in South Kivu.

Returning from a supervisory visit to a shelter construction site, a vehicle containing two ADRA DRC workers was traveling in a convoy with other civilian vehicles when unidentified gunmen attacked the group. During the attack, the ADRA driver was taken and has now been reported safe by Romain Kenfack, country director for ADRA DRC East.

14 Apr 2009 description

SILVER SPRING, Md. -The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has launched its annual Disaster and Famine Relief Offering (DFRO) appeal, an international fundraising drive that will culminate on May 9 when thousands of Seventh-day Adventist Church congregations are invited to contribute to ADRA's worldwide disaster and famine relief responses through the offering plate.

"While millions are subject to natural disasters, hunger, and instability, we are reminded that pain is never too far away.

16 Jan 2009 description

Silver Spring, Maryland-Camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) near the town of Goma continue to hold thousands of people fleeing the ongoing violence in war torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Meanwhile, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is responding, distributing emergency supplies and assisting more than 6,000 people who remain displaced from their homes.

This assistance is helping 3,578 families in the affected North Kivu Province.

31 Dec 2008 description

Silver Spring, Maryland - In the war-torn eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where heavy fighting between government and regional rebel forces has intensified over recent days causing the displacement of tens of thousands of people, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is preparing to provide emergency non-food items, such as blankets, clothing items, and school supplies, to 3,578 families who fled to internally displaced persons (IDPs) settlements outside the city of Goma.

Through this emergency intervention, ADRA will provide wool blankets to 2,600 …

31 Dec 2008 description

Silver Spring, Maryland - The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) launched a three-year project to improve access to food for some 7,500 vulnerable households in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by increasing crop productivity and market access.

06 Nov 2008 description

Silver Spring, Maryland -- In response to the outbreak of violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is preparing an emergency response plan to provide relief to tens of thousands of displaced persons who fled their homes near Goma along the border between Congo and Rwanda.

The recent surge in violence between government and rebel troops has caused food in Goma to become scarce, resulting in a severe spike of food prices, leaving thousands without access to nourishment. ADRA is mounting an emergency …

08 Feb 2008 description

Thousands are fleeing their homes in Chad following intense fighting in the capital. Thousands continue to flee their homes in Kenya, where political and tribal lines are being drawn. These homeless children, women, and men turn to ADRA for hope, care, and support. And I turn to you, one of our faithful, compassionate supporters who enables us to be in the midst of the desperate situations unfolding in Africa.

Please help these families caught in crisis today by supporting ADRA's Refugee and Displaced Persons Fund.

12 Oct 2007 description

Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo--The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) will improve access to safe drinking water and teach practical hygiene and sanitation methods through a three-month project in Katanga province, in southern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The newly implemented project, known as Clean School, will run from October to December 2007.

Many rural Congolese families have poor access to clean water and limited understanding of good hygiene, sanitation principles, and practices.