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15 Jun 2017 description

Current Situation

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.

25 Apr 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

27 Oct 2011 description

Wahroonga, New South Wales — The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia is assisting more drought and famine affected communities in the Horn of Africa as a result of the generosity of donors and the Australian Government’s dollar for dollar pledge.

With the promise of increased funding, ADRA Australia has pledged to ramp up its relief work in the Horn of Africa by building two additional lifesaving, deep-water bore holes in Kenyan communities, which will provide long term water sources.

16 Aug 2011 description

Wahroonga, New South Wales — As the drought crisis continues to unfold, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia is ramping up efforts to provide life-saving essentials to those suffering through what has been declared by the United Nations as 'the world's worst humanitarian disaster'.

The slow onset disaster has affected more than 12.8 million people living in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, with millions forced from their homes as a result of drought and famine.

13 Jul 2011 description

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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.

09 Oct 2008 description

Silver Spring, Maryland --Two years after launching an initiative to reduce severe malnutrition in Ethiopia's southeastern Somali Region, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) continues to work with affected communities to fight chronic food shortages by implementing emergency food distribution and providing training to community residents and the local government to be better prepared for future food crises.

The Community Therapeutic Care (CTC) project, launched in October 2006 and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a …

20 Jun 2008 description

Author: Nadia McGill

Silver Spring, Maryland-The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) joins the international community to commemorate World Refugee Day, observed on June 20, in an effort to draw public attention to the plight of millions of people who have been forced to leave their homes in many conflict areas of the world.

Presently, ADRA is working to provide aid for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in various countries, including Colombia, Cameroon, Yemen, Australia, Sudan, reaching hundreds of thousands of displaced persons through development …

17 May 2006 description

ADRA IS PROVIDING EMERGENCY FOOD AID FOR 13,000 PEOPLE IN THE SEVERELY DROUGHT-AFFECTED AREA OF GODE, IN THE SOMALI REGION OF ETHIOPIA.

25 Feb 2003 description

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) office in Sweden received $307,000 in funding on February 17 from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) to be used in aid of famine victims in Ethiopia.

14 Jan 2003 description

Silver Spring, Maryland -- Images from the Ethiopian famine in 1984 are still vivid in the minds of many. Emaciated walking skeletons holding children with distended bellies, too hungry to even cry. A total of one million people died in that famine. Something that the world hoped would never happen again. But it is happening today and if action is not taken now, this famine will dwarf the famine of 1984.

30 Oct 2002 description

Silver Spring, Maryland - In mid-October, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Reproductive Health program managers from Cambodia, Nepal, Malawi, Armenia, Nicaragua, Ethiopia and Guinea met in Malawi to review progress of their programs and plan for the future. Since 1998, ADRA Reproductive Health programs in the seven countries have benefited 1,643,420 people.

08 Jan 2001 description

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND, USA -The Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA) is providing emergency rations for more than 3,200 Ethiopians whose lives have been devastated by the drought.

18 May 2000 description

HARARE, ZIMBABWE - The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is expanding its relief efforts in the Horn of Africa, initiating famine relief efforts in Ethiopia and water projects in Somalia and continuing food distribution in Kenya.

27 Apr 2000 description

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND =AD The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is responding to severe drought-related famine in the Horn of Africa, the eastern part of the African continent, which includes Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda.