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Gender Resources

In partnership with Global Affairs Canada, ADRA works to achieve gender equality and empowerment for women and girls. In West Darfur, Sudan, ADRA is making a difference in the lives of women and girls, like Arafa. “In my village, women and girls have experienced and suffered from gender-based violence, forced and early … read more

International Development Week

Vuthy struggled in his role as a nurse. Though he had an associate degree in nursing, there were gaps in his skills and experience. These gaps impacted his ability to deliver quality care to the communities served by his rural clinic in Preah Vihear province in Cambodia. Unfortunately, the gaps were in critical areas of care, namely sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), gender awareness, and gender-based violence.

Nature Plus Launch

Nature Plus Launch, climate change,

The ADRA network is stepping up to face current dimensions of the hunger crisis in Africa. Nature+ – short for Nature Positive Food Systems for Climate Change Adaptation in East Africa – is a new program that will see ADRA Mozambique and ADRA Kenya Unpredictable and unusual weather patterns in several African countries has made […]

Northern Connections: Adventist Youth Serve Indigenous People

The youth and young adults of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada had cast a vision for what it would mean to really make a difference right at home. Their vision: to work for the betterment of people’s lives in ways that were responsive to their actual needs. From this vision sprang up a goal: to do something to help Indigenous people in a tangible, practical, and non-manipulative way that fostered true connection and friendship

Syria and Turkïye Update

Earlier this year, the earthquake that rocked Syria and Türkiye left the world shocked and shaken. Already subject to protracted violence over many years, Syrian communities found their problems compounding as existing struggles ran up against new ones. For some families, sons bearing serious wounds and health conditions sustained during combat complicated the process of fleeing from crumbling homes and travelling across town to find new shelter. For others, the economic impacts of the long war had left some very full households with only one breadwinner.

Hurricane-Otis

Hurricane Otis began to form on October 22, 2023, and struck the coast of Mexico on October 25. While local weather forecasters had initially assessed Otis as a Category 1 storm, within only 12 hours it intensified into a Category 5 storm, catching many people off guard.

Nepal Earthquake

A devastating earthquake struck Nepal on November 3, 2023. While the Richter scale measurements have been ambiguous – with some sources reporting it as 5.7 and others as 6.4 – the human cost is immediately clear: so far, 150 people have died and 338 are injured. The quake was centred in Jajarkot, Karnali Province, but the 159 aftershocks were felt as far as Kathmandu and Delhi, India. Over 4000 homes have been damaged, and some government emergency response activities have been set back by landslides in the affected areas.

2023 Canadian Wildfires 

Kelowna Wildfire 2023 News about the 2023 Canadian wildfires has been spreading like wildfire in its own way. Smoke from the Quebec fires in early June made headlines as they dramatically discoloured the sky in New York City. The sheer scale of the fires and the buzz surrounding them have even earned a designated Wikipedia entry.   […]

Crisis in East Africa

As military violence and civil conflict have broken out in Sudan, several surrounding eastern and north-eastern African nations are feeling the strain. Not only are refugees pouring into Egypt, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Central African Republic among others, but many of these nations are struggling to support these newly displaced people while … read more

ADRA & the Alberta Spring Fires

On May 6, 2023, the province of Alberta declared a state of emergency due to multiple wildfires. There have also been multiple states of local emergency (SOLE) declared. Hot, dry, and windy conditions throughout many parts of the province have been producing volatile burning conditions. The province’s Premier – Danielle Smith – … read more