ADRA in the News

With projects in more than 120 countries, ADRA is often covered by local media. Below are some stories about ADRA’s work from news agencies scattered throughout the world.


U.S. National News Magazine

February 22, 2010

This Time magazine article describes one reporter’s attempt to better understand what hungry Haitians are experiencing. He spoke with Raymond Chevalier of ADRA International and observed an ADRA food distribution. He even tried some of the emergency biscuits.

USA Today
U.S. National Newspaper

January 24, 2010

Donna Leinwand, a veteran reporter for USA Today, rode into Haiti with an ADRA convoy and spent time observing ADRA’s relief efforts. In this article, she details the plight of children at the Adventist Hospital in Carrefour and mentions ADRA’s food distribution work.

USA Today
U.S. National Newspaper

January 18, 2010

This article, by Donna Leinwand of USA Today, talks about ADRA’s first major food distribution in Haiti. Leinwand also discusses the economic issues causing the widespread hunger in Haiti.

U.S. National News Magazine

January 16, 2010

This is a dramatic personal narrative from Jay Newton-Small, a Time reporter that was part of ADRA’s convoy into Haiti. She gives her perspective on the trip into Haiti from the Dominican Republic and her first impressions upon arriving in Port-au-Prince.

The Prague Post
The Czech Republic's English-Languange Newspaper

December 16, 2009

This newspaper reported on the ADRA-sponsored Michal Velíšek Prize, which recognizes the bravery of people who refuse to turn a blind eye when fellow citizens are in distress. It's named after a TV Nova editor who was fatally shot while defending a mother and young child from assault on Karlovo náměstí in 2005.

In November, viewers of the TV Nova program Střepiny selected this year’s recipients, Pavel Staňo and Petr Fier, whose quick thinking saved the life of an injured cyclist.

Adventist News Network
Silver Spring, Maryland

October 14, 2009

ANN reported on the global launch of the enditnow™ awareness campaign aimed to stop violence against women and girls.

Co-sponsored by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and the Women's Ministries Department of the Adventist world church, the campaign features a signature drive, aiming for 1 million signatures from more than 200 countries. The signatures will be presented to the United Nations upon completion.

U.S.A. Today
U.S. National News

October 2, 2009

In October of 2009, a major tsunami struck the Pacific Islands of Samoa, destroying entire villages and killing more than 150 people. Because ADRA was one of the first humanitarian agencies on the ground, the reporter from USA Today interviewed ADRA's staff and led their article with ADRA's response.

"[Dayan] Eager, an international program director for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, arrived in American Samoa with dozens of other relief workers."

Satellite Images Find Water
IT Examiner

March 21, 2009

In celebration of World Water Day, the IT Examiner published an article on March 21, 2009, highlighting the work of ADRA to improve the availability of water resources for vulnerable communities. The article, entitled “Satellite Images Find Water,” detailed ADRA India’s work on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, installing and maintaining their water supplies, improving their water storage, and forming water management committees.

Donaran medicamentos para la hypertension al Ministerio de Salud
ABC Digital

March 18, 2009

Approximately 55,000 bottles of blood pressure medication were donated by ADRA Paraguay to the Paraguayan Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare, reported ABC Digital, an online Paraguayan newspaper. The medicine, valued at an estimated $11.6 million, will be administered throughout the country by the Paraguayan government’s National Institute of Cardiovascular Prevention.

Valiosa donacion de libros al Mined
El Nuevo Diario (Nicaragua)

March 7, 2009

El Neuvo Diario, a Spanish-speaking newspaper based out of Nicaragua, featured an article on ADRA’s recent distribution of books to schools and libraries in the Central American country. The entire shipment will serve more than 150,000 schoolchildren, and is valued at more than $908,000.