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28 Jun 2018 description


Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), Rise Against Hunger (RAH), and Islamic Relief USA (IR USA) are spearheading a 3-year* school feeding initiative in Southern Africa to provide relief to communities devastated by the El Niño drought and support them on their road to recovery. The initiative targets Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe.

20 Mar 2018 description

185 schools
50,680+ children fed

Quick Facts

  • Swaziland: 28% of youths have not completed primary school
  • Madagascar: 19% of primary school-age youths are out of school
  • Zimbabwe: e pupil to teacher ratio at primary schools is 39:1
  • Malawi: Drop out rate for primary school is 10 for boys, 11 for girls
  • Mozambique: Repetition rate at grade 5 is 15%
21 Nov 2017 description

By Silvia Roscot

Albertina eats bread with tea every morning for pequeno almoço, Portuguese for breakfast, then walks an hour to school. Occasionally, she skips breakfast and forages fruits on the way to class. Chances are slim that she will have lunch at all. She attends a primary school in Boane District, a 45 minute drive from Maputo, Mozambique, where we met her. As if it was something to hope for, not something to expect, she told us she liked the idea of “lunch at school because I will get a meal, and will go to class without feeling hungry.”

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.

26 Sep 2011 description


The Year in Review

We See Hope for Haiti

For Haitians, the year 2010 opened with an epic earthquake that reduced the city of Port-au-Prince to piles of broken rubble. The population was in shock—countless people were left with nowhere to live, nothing to eat, and nothing to drink.

31 May 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 Mozambique Food For Peace Photo Credit: ADRA International

24 Apr 2009 description

SILVER SPRING, Md. -On World Malaria Day, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is continuing its work to reduce the numbers of people infected and killed by malaria every year worldwide.

15 Apr 2009 description

Author: Nadia McGill

SILVER SPRING, Md. -The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is partnering with Odyssey Networks and the Tony Blair Faith Foundation to reduce malaria-related deaths in Africa through "BedNets Now! 14 Days-42,000 Lives," a 14-day campaign launched on April 13.

BedNets Now!, which is being spearheaded by Odyssey Networks, is expected to raise awareness about malaria, which kills at least one million people every year globally.

31 Dec 2008 description

Silver Spring, Maryland - In the coastal region of Mozambique, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is improving food access for more than 100,000 rural Mozambicans through a three-year income generation project that will increase crop sales and productivity, improve health and nutrition, create better access to clean water and sanitation facilities, and strengthen communities' resilience to disaster situations within the targeted regions.

Titled Osanzaya Zambezia, or "Make Zambezia Happy" in the Lomue language, this project will increase food availability …

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.

24 Jan 2008 description

Silver Spring, Maryland [January 24, 2008] -- In response to massive flooding in the central and southern regions of Mozambique, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is providing emergency shelter kits to an estimated 1,000 flood-displaced individuals in the Govuro district of Ihambane province.

ADRA is working with the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) in Mozambique and the local government of Govuro in order to meet the needs of survivors displaced by the disaster. In ADRA's initial response, shelter kits will be distributed to nearly 200 families, …

11 Oct 2002 description

Silver Spring, Maryland - On October 7 as part of its annual meeting, the board of directors for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) voted to adopt a new strategic planning process that will be ready for implementation when the current planning cycle ends in 2005. During the meeting, the board also accepted the challenge of a renewed effort to address the closely linked food shortage and HIV/AIDS pandemic in southern Africa.

30 Aug 2002 description

Silver Spring, Maryland -- Eighteen thousand people in the Pebane District will directly benefit from the Integrated Food Security Initiative that the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) office in Mozambique began implementing in July.

24 Jul 2002 description

Silver Spring, Maryland- Midway through a two-year project, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Food Security/Cashew Reforestation Project is making a profound impact on the lives of more than 15,500 people in Mozambique=B9s Pebane District.

22 Feb 2002 description

Silver Spring, Maryland -- On February 18, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) was awarded a five year food security grant for Mozambique.

29 Oct 2001 description

Silver Spring, Maryland - The Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA) efforts in Mozambique for he next four years will focus on several food-related activities. These projects will benefit more than 168,000 people and are valued in excess of $8.4 million USD.

26 Feb 2001 description

MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE - Since the end of January, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has delivered food staples to people fleeing the extensive flood waters in central Mozambique.