Most read reports
- The State of Humanitarian Journalism (October 2018)
- UNHCR and IOM appeal to European leaders to tackle Mediterranean deaths
- WFP participation at Global Child Nutrition Forum event: The world’s largest conference on school feeding
- Global Child Nutrition Forum celebrates 20th edition in Tunisia
- Regional HAC Database Dashboard: Eastern and Southern Africa (October 2018)
On Thursday 17 May, EU Heads of State are meeting their counterparts from the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Kosovo) to discuss cooperation in several areas, including migration and security. Following increased arrivals of refugees and migrants to both the Western Balkans and the EU, the issue of border control has gained prominence, resulting in more investments and cooperation agreements between the EU and Western Balkan countries.
European Refugee Crisis
The world is currently experiencing the highest levels of displacement on record. In Europe alone we are witnessing the largest refugee population since World War II.
Since 2015, ADRA has placed a priority on meeting the essential needs of refugee families and individuals in the European refugee crisis.
Why ADRA is Responding
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.
On September 19th and 20th, world leaders gather at the United Nations (UN) for two major summits on the global refugee and migration crisis – the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants co-chaired by the Governments of Jordan and Ireland and the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees convened by President Obama.
Natural disasters, such as cyclones and floods, are a reality of living in the Pacific. The impact of such disasters can be significant and given the remoteness of some islands response from outside is often difficult or even impossible. That is why increasing the capacity of national and local authorities to manage and reduce the impact of disasters, as well as improve the preparedness and resilience of communities, is a priority for Pacific Island governments and the many humanitarian partners in the region.
Globally, we are witnessing a rise in the scale, frequency and impact of humanitarian crises on vulnerable people, pushing the international humanitarian system to its limits. Australia plays a vital role in responding to these challenges, both in our immediate region and globally. A new paper developed by ACFID's Humanitarian Reference Group (HRG), involving 14 leading humanitarian Non-Government Organisations (NGO), has been launched today, 8 May.
More than 30 international development organizations, including CRS, have released a joint statement supporting the Global Food Security Act of 2013, which will be introduced in Congress by Representatives Betty McCollum (MN-4), Aaron Schock (IL-18) and James McGovern (MA-2).
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.
IMPROVEMENT in SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Silver Spring, MD - As World Water Day is observed on March 22, 2003, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) continues to address water needs around the world. Every day, more than one billion people around the world lack access to clean water.
Silver Spring, Maryland -- During its November meeting, the Economic Development Coordinating Committee (EDCC) for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) reviewed and adapted tools that will assist ADRA country offices in improving their program planning and design, financial performance, technical excellence, and the quality of project monitoring. Revised planning and monitoring tools are available now for ADRA country offices.
Silver Spring, Maryland - On September 3, 2002, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) officially opened its regional office in Africa.
Silver Spring, Maryland - In July 2002, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International became an implementing partner of the Foods Resource Bank (FRB), a Christian non-governmental humanitarian organization committed to ensuring that "Food is a Basic Human Right" for all persons.
Silver Spring, Maryland - In July, the Program Management Bureau of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International announced that it has developed a standardized baseline survey instrument for its food security projects. ADRA's Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) officers will use this survey to document the impact of nine food security projects that are valued at $89 million over the next five years and will serve 2.5 million people.
Silver Spring, Maryland - At its annual meeting in September, the Board of Directors for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA) voted to adopt the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement for Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) involved in disaster relief.