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15 Jun 2017 description

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.

26 Jun 2012 description

ADRA India

Sri Lankan refugees have been in Tamil Nadu State for over 20 years now! In an attempt to provide relief and better opportunities to improve living conditions of refugees, ADRA India Staff accompanied ECHO Team to monitor the project activities going on as part of the Humanitarian Assistance and Livelihood Support for Sri Lankan Refugees Project. The same is being implemented in the context of a Consortium formed by Christian Aid (leading organization), OFeRR (Organization for Eelam Refugee Rehabilitation), Danish Refugee Council and ADRA India.

20 Apr 2010 description

For more information, contact:

John Torres, Senior Public Relations Manager
301.680.6357 (office)
301.680.6370 (fax)
John.Torres@adra.org

To donate to ADRA go to:
Online: www.adra.org ?

30 Mar 2010 description

For more information, contact:

John Torres, Senior Public Relations Manager
301.680.6357 (office)
301.680.6370 (fax)
John.Torres@adra.org

To donate to ADRA go to:
Online: www.adra.org

14 Jul 2009 description

SILVER SPRING, Md. - In northern Sri Lanka, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) recently initiated emergency water trucking operations to provide water for personal hygiene use for up to 10,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in camps in the town of Vavuniya.

In total, each ADRA truck will make at least six trips a day, providing an estimated 120,000 liters of water for bathing and laundry use for IDPs, and will operate seven days a week.

09 Jun 2009 description

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -More than 1,000 people attended a May 18 ceremony marking the completion of the Tangalle Tsunami Warning Towers (TTWT) project implemented in southern Sri Lanka by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Sri Lanka.

The TTWT project is directly contributing to Sri Lanka's efforts to provide greater early warning messages to coastal communities who are vulnerable to tsunamis.

02 Jun 2009 description

SILVER SPRING, Md. -While Sri Lanka's decades long civil war appears to have come to a sudden end, an ongoing humanitarian crisis is expected to worsen in overcrowded camps holding thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) unless unfettered access is given to aid organizations, said the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA).

To mitigate the humanitarian impact among the displaced civilian population, ADRA is preparing to conduct water trucking and distribute hygiene kits to IDPs in the affected region.

14 Apr 2009 description

Colombo, Sri Lanka - The end of March marked the successful completion of the Livelihood and Infrastructure for Family Empowerment (LIFE) project, an initiative that targeted coastal communities in southern Sri Lanka that were directly affected by the 2004 Asian tsunami, said the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA).

The LIFE project, launched on October 1, 2006 by ADRA Sri Lanka, provided beneficiaries from Tangalle, Hambantota District, the necessary tools to start small businesses, including valuable information on financial management, vocational and skills training, …

24 Sep 2008 description

Silver Spring, Maryland-- Through the continued work of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), more than 47,000 Sri Lankans refugees who fled to India due to the ongoing civil war in their homeland will receive assistance, including better access to clean water and enhanced sanitation, personal hygiene classes, and waste management training.

The 12-month long Water Environment Sanitation and Shelter (WESS) project, valued at more than $707,000 and funded by the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) through the ADRA Germany office, is improving access to …

01 Dec 2005 description

Silver Spring, Maryland--The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International has launched a campaign to honor the survivors and remember those who lost their lives in last December's tsunami. ADRA is encouraging the world to create a three-minute Sound of Silence on December 25 at 7:58 p.m. (EST), the one-year anniversary of the disaster.

21 Jul 2005 description

Silver Spring, Maryland -- Seven months after the Indian Ocean tsunami sent waves of destruction throughout Asia and parts of Africa, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) continues to respond to the needs of survivors in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India, Thailand, and Somalia, allocating more than $39 million in relief and development aid to date.

21 Jan 2005 description

Silver Spring, Maryland - Charles Sandefur, president of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International, returned this week from visiting tsunami-affected areas in Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Traveling down the Sri Lankan coast via helicopter, Sandefur noted, "The devastation is incredible in its breadth. We flew over a hundred miles of coastline. Knowing each village held a tale of suffering magnified the enormity of this disaster."

10 Jan 2005 description

Silver Spring, Maryland - Charles Sandefur, president of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International is currently in Sri Lanka visiting sites affected by the devastating tsunami. Mr. Sandefur arrived with an airlift, provided by Heart to Heart, that included 40 tons of medical supplies, water filtration systems, and drinking water to be distributed by ADRA.

"The magnitude of the disaster is like nothing I've seen," said Sandefur, who got an aerial view of the destruction earlier today during a helicopter flight over the affected areas.

06 Jan 2005 description

Bangkok, Thailand-In response to the deadly tsunami that struck parts of Asia, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency's (ADRA) recent activities include the delivery of aid supplies in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and India and assisting in water-system repair efforts in a Thailand village.

In the northern coastal region of Aceh Province, Indonesia, a medical team in Banda Aceh opened a field hospital in coordination with the provincial health department.

04 Jan 2005 description

Bangkok, Thailand - The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) continues to provide aid to tsunami survivors in Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and India.

ADRA Indonesia coordinated a team of medical experts from regional hospitals to provide medical services along the coast near Banda Aceh. Hospital tents will be established to deliver medical services.