Disaster Relief

Our Emergency Responses

Cyclone in Vanuatu

A devastating cyclone has swept through the island nation of Vanuatu. The category 4 cyclone has destroyed homes leaving many in need of shelter. Many fruit trees were wiped out, affecting families that rely on the fruits for both food and income. Flash flooding has also affected communities in Tanna, and many remain without power.

ADRA is responding by providing temporary shelter, food and other needs. Our team is currently conducting a rapid needs assessment to see how we can best help those in need.

Earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria

In the early hours of Monday 6 February, a 7.8 magnitude tremor struck Türkiye (formerly Turkey) near the city of Gaziantep. The death toll across Türkiye and Syria currently sits at over 3,400 and the World Health Organisation estimates the number of fatalities is expected to reach 20,000 people. The greatest needs have been identified as shelter, healthcare, food and non-food items.

ADRA Syria has established two shelters in local schools in Aleppo, and has also provided 800 people in a shelter in Latakia with drinking water, cash vouchers, and blankets.

The team is working to establish additional provisional shelters in schools and will begin repairing water and sanitation facilities.

Your donation today is providing those affected with shelter, food, water, blankets and flashlights. 
You can find out more details of our response here.

Africa Food Crisis

There is currently a severe drought throughout Africa, with food less accessible/affordable, millions of families are already struggling with numbers expected to soar in the coming months. 

ADRA is responding by helping the most vulnerable access food sources.

Moldova Refugee Response

ADRA is working in Moldova to support arriving Ukrainian refugees. Moldova has received more than 468,000 refugees, with a significant number of these being children. ADRA is providing educational support, including language classes, to refugee children, providing them with the support and skill development they will need to integrate into the local school system. We are also providing children’s playgrounds that build social inclusion and connect families.

Pakistan Floods

Heavy seasonal rainfall and consequent floods across several major geographic areas of Pakistan, including Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, have so far killed 937 people, including 343 children, and left 33 million people homeless. Severe food shortages, lack of shelter, contaminated drinking water and hazardous travel will result in ongoing hardship for families, women and children.

ADRA is currently assessing the needs but is responding immediately by providing food packages to vulnerable families and establishing safe drinking water distribution points.

Ukraine Response

ADRA is working with our team in Ukraine to provide urgent humanitarian aid including water, food, shelter, blankets and clothing. We are also working with our ADRA teams in surrounding countries, including Poland, Romania and Hungary, as they respond to the needs of incoming refugees. According to the United Nations, at least 12 million people have fled their homes since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Afghanistan Crisis

In 2021, drought, conflict, high inflation and COVID-19 have gripped the already struggling country forcing even more people to become displaced and hungry. Today, one in three Afghans are experiencing CRISIS levels of food insecurity.

ADRA is responding by equipping women, children and internally displaced with food and heating, helping those most vulnerable stay warm, healthy and survive the harsh Afghan winter.

Deadly disasters often strike without warning.

With a strong global presence in over 100 countries, ADRA is well-placed to help in times of need. When people need us, we’re already there.

Your gift to our Disaster Relief Fund helps us provide immediate disaster relief when disasters, like those listed above, strike. Your gift also helps to provide long-term recovery and disaster risk reduction activities in the aftermath.

To support ADRA’s response in times of disasters, donate below.

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Your donation today will ensure ADRA is always ready and always there to respond to disasters. Your generosity ensures we are there when people need it most, thank you.