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Rohingya Video Spot

The Rohingya camps in Bangladesh continue to receive new refugees every day. There is an urgent need for food, water, sanitation and shelter. Help ADRA Canada save lives during this human crisis. Gifts received by ADRA Canada by November 28 will be matched by the Canadian Government. Make your gift today at www.adra.ca If you [...]

2018-01-30T18:43:25+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|

Rohingya Crisis

Every day they continue to arrive.  Weary from a long journey with only a few personal belongings. Over 600,000 Rohingya refugees have poured into the country of Bangladesh since August, 2017, adding to the 200,000 refugees that were already being hosted.  The number continues to grow every day.  Water, food, and shelter are in short supply.  It is feared that the unhygienic conditions will cause widespread waterborne illnesses.

2017-11-23T12:02:03+00:00 October 30th, 2017|

Finding Grace in Uganda

Grace remembers that life was good in her home in South Sudan.  But during the war, many of her friends were killed. After the soldiers came through her village, dead bodies were everywhere.  "I had to step over them," she said. Grace decided to flee to Ugandan refugee camp with a group from her village. [...]

2017-10-09T09:48:44+00:00 October 9th, 2017|

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Text and photos: Britt Celine Oldebråten/ADRA We visited the nearest refugee camp, and thought that it was huge as we could not see the end of it, even as we walked deeper and deeper into the labyrinth of shelters. But when we entered the next refugee camp by car, everyone in the car went quiet [...]

2017-11-23T10:32:34+00:00 September 29th, 2017|

Home Away from Home

The ADRA Network has joined together to help refugees from South Sudan settle in to their new home in Uganda. This touching video from our Network partner, ADRA Norway, tells the story from the perspective of Rhoda, a young girl who got separated from her parents when the soldiers attacked her village. She shares what [...]

2018-01-30T18:37:32+00:00 September 29th, 2017|

I Danced with the Angel Mary!

by James Astleford, Executive Director, ADRA Canada I Danced with the angel Mary!  Or at least, I held her in the dance. The villagers were gathered at an EMBRACE project site for training in looking after their babies. Most were women, but there were a couple of men there too. When it was announced that [...]

2017-09-29T18:02:54+00:00 September 29th, 2017|


It was only two years ago that Dominica’s villages and bridges were destroyed by tropical storm Erika leaving a reconstruction bill worth half the country’s annual GDP.  The island’s people have now sustained an even more devastating blow as Hurricane Maria developed into a powerful category five storm which made landfall in Dominica on the [...]

2017-09-19T16:16:53+00:00 September 6th, 2017|

The MAPLE Project

ADRA Canada is very excited to announce the launch of our MAPLE project. MAPLE stands for Motivating and Promoting Lifelong Enrichment. The goal of MAPLE is to help First Nations youth in Canada be all that they can be by providing resources for education, nutrition, sports, and leadership development. MAPLE will promote an environment of [...]

2017-09-21T08:26:53+00:00 August 31st, 2017|

Saving Lives in Rwanda

Ever since the tragic genocide of 1994, ADRA Canada has played an important role in helping the people of Rwanda on the long road to recovery. One of the current programs, co-funded by Global Affairs Canada, is EMBRACE. Learn how Canada and your support of ADRA is saving lives in rural Rwanda in this video [...]

2018-01-30T18:47:32+00:00 August 31st, 2017|

Meeting a Food Crisis in South Sudan

Nakure is 45 years old and the mother of eight children. Living in South Sudan she has faced many challenges in her life, but none as dire as what she and her family are currently living through. Nakure and her husband have a small plot of land where they have traditionally practiced subsistence farming. Even [...]

2017-09-07T11:36:53+00:00 August 31st, 2017|