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By: Adra  06-Dec-2011

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As the water shortages continue throughout Tokelau, Tuvalu and other Pacific islands, The Adventist Development and Relief Agency of New Zealand (ADRA) water and sanitation specialist, Victoria Fray writes from aboard the Coast Guard Cutter U.S.S. “Walnut” an update of the joint New Zealand and United States response. There are three main objectives to the [..]

The water shortages in the Tokelau Atoll are currently affecting more than 1500 inhabitants and are the focus of a joint humanitarian response between the New Zealand and United States Government in the form of an emergency water supply and distribution assessment exercise. Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) New Zealand’s International Programme Manager, Victoria [..]

The worst drought in 60 years is causing a severe food crisis affecting 12 million people, more than half of which are children, in the Horn of Africa. Food prices are sky-high leaving parents unable to feed their children. Wells have gone dry. Herds are dying from lack of grazing and water. Crops are non-existent [..]

The ongoing drought in the Horn of Africa highlights the need for continued assistance by humanitarian aid agencies in Somalia. Despite ongoing challenges, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) continue providing life-saving support throughout many affected areas of Somalia. ADRA’s work in southern Somalia has been hampered by a declaration issued by the governing [..]

The Horn of Africa continues to experience alarmingly high levels of food insecurity, malnutrition, elevated rates of mortality, and famine in many regions. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) have broadened its response to the devastating drought through the creation of an Emergency Coordinator position. Based out of Nairobi, Kenya the newly appointed Emergency [..]

More than 10 million people are without enough food or water in East Africa as a result of drought. ADRA NZ is supporting responses in Kenya and Somalia to meet this life-threatening situation Failed rains have resulted in a severe drought across East Africa, affecting Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. Somalia is considered to be [..]

June 20th 2011 After the June 13th series of earthquakes that struck the Christchurch area the situation in the Eastern suburbs has been particularly hard hit with water and power supplies operating sporadically and the roading infrastructure has reverted to a point almost as bad as the February 22nd 6.3 magnitude event. As a response [..]

A powerful 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook the island nation of Japan damaging infrastructure and triggering a massive tsunami that swept through Japan’s north-eastern coast, killing hundreds of people according to initial media reports. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is responding, coordinating efforts and assessing the needs in the worst hit areas in the northern [..]

The magnitude 6.3 earthquake on the 22nd February 2011 rocked not only Christchurch, it rocked a nation. In the hours and days following the tragedy, the Adventist Development & Relief Agency (ADRA) New Zealand acted swiftly to respond. ADRA’s Emergency Response Team was dispatched, with two members coming from Auckland, and one from Sydney. In [..]

ADRA New Zealand has a very committed hard working team responding to the Earthquake in Christchurch. We would like to introduce you to this team, for over a week now they have been working from 7am till midnight everyday in very dificult conditions. Our loyal donors and supporters all extend our thoughts and prayers of [..]