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04 Mar 2008 description

Author: Nadia McGill

1,200 people displaced by continued heavy rains receive aid

Silver Spring, Maryland-The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is providing emergency food packages for 1,200 flood survivors in Zambia after heavy rains and flooding washed away homes, crops, and livelihoods and displaced more than 334,000 people in Zambia as well as Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.

ADRA Zambia will distribute maize meal, vegetable oil, salt, and Kapenta-a sardine-like fish-to 150 households, or approximately 1,200 flood survivors in the heavily …

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.

07 Jun 2006 description

ADRA has built a food storage shed in the Namwala District of Zambia, helping vulnerable communities survive through the lean "hunger months" that threaten Zambia between the months of August and December.

The project will improve agriculture marketing in the Namwala district, through increasing farmers' capacity to store food, their access to markets, and their ability to market their produce.

06 Jun 2006 description

ADRA is increasing quality of life in Zambia by building a grinding mill for residents of the Simalama community.

Completed in spring 2006, the grinding mill is lessening the burden shouldered by women in the community. "Prior to the project, women used to walk while carrying maize on their heads, or cycle approximately 16 to 18 miles to the nearest grain mill to access milling facilities," said John Kunda, programs director for the ADRA office in Zambia.

31 Mar 2006 description

IN RESPONSE TO A FOOD CRISIS SWEEPING THROUGH AFRICA, THE ADVENTIST DEVELOPMENT AND RELIEF AGENCY (ADRA) IS PROVIDING FOOD FOR FAMILIES IN NIGER, MALI, ZAMBIA, AND KENYA, WHO ARE FIGHTING TO SURVIVE IN THE FACE OF HUNGER, SUFFERING, AND MALNUTRITION.

An ADRA assessment team arrived in the region on Sunday, March 26, to analyze the situation, and initiate an extensive relief effort. They are currently visiting Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, and Zambia as well as the ADRA office for Somalia, which is also located in Kenya.

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.

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 Sep 2002 description

Silver Spring, Maryland - During September, two groups from the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) conducted field assessments of the food shortage and the HIV/AIDS crises affecting countries in southern Africa. Data gathered during the trips is being analyzed as part of the creation of an agency-wide response strategy.

03 May 1999 description

Media Contact: Beth Schaefer, News & Information Officer
Phone: (301) 680-6355 Fax: (301) 680-6370
Date: May 3, 1999