“As I was growing up in my country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it never occurred to me that I would one day become a refugee.
A refugee crisis was created when millions of Rohingya people fled to Bangladesh in search of safety. Osman and his family hid in a forest cave for two days before beginning their journey to Bangladesh. They then began walking.
After Mary Ann finished high school in the Philippines, she found a job working in a store. She met a man named Dannis who worked at a bakery.
Since 2015, Yemen has experienced devastating conflict leaving 22 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. The citizens of Yemen are suffering from hunger, lack of healthcare, and unsanitary conditions. They fear for their safety every day. “I felt that a cold jolt penetrated my hand, I thought I was going to die.” When [...]
In a short period of time, Indonesia was struck with several disasters. The country endured multiple earthquakes, hundreds of damaging aftershocks, a tsunami, and a volcanic eruption. Over 2,000 casualties were reported and thousands more were seriously injured. The devastation was extensive. The first earthquake occurred on July 29th in Lombok, with the others [...]
Nyirapica lives in Rwanda with her husband and her 7 children, who range in age from 19 to 3 years old. They are small scale farmers who own a small piece of land a 40 minute walk from their house. They grew potatoes and beans to feed their children. If they had any extra they would sell them in the market for their household expenses and to buy vegetables. They would also forage for edible plants in the jungle.
Lochebei is a widow in South Sudan. With six children ranging in age from two to fifteen years old, she has a lot of mouths to feed. Before her husband died last year, and a terrible drought came to South Sudan, the family was doing well—they had enough to eat. Her husband herded [...]
On February 7, students and sponsors from Fraser Valley Adventist Academy participated in ADRA Canada’s Ration Meal Challenge. For 24 hours they ate nothing but three BP-5 nutrition bars. These bars are the same distributed by humanitarian agencies when no other food is available. The students efforts raised $2,130.03! These funds will be [...]
Jamilla cares for her husband and two sons. A year ago, Jamilla’s village in Uganda didn’t have access to clean water. Each day she would walk over half a kilometer carrying jugs to collect water from the same source used by the local animals. Today, thanks to generous ADRA supporters, Jamilla’s village now [...]
Newcastle, ON – On Dec. 28, 2017, the ADRA Canada board of directors voted the unanimous decision of the search committee and elected Stephen Matthews as the Executive Director of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Canada. Matthews will succeed the former executive director, James Astleford, who retired on January 1, 2018. Stephen, [...]