Support for families in Ukraine

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) continues its unwavering humanitarian efforts in Ukraine, two years after the armed conflict erupted.

ADRA Australia has played a vital role, contributing over $2 million to the global agency’s response in Ukraine. This includes funding for at least 23 projects, focusing on critical areas such as conflict zone evacuations, food and water provisions, and cash assistance.

From the very onset of the conflict on February 24, 2022, ADRA swiftly activated its global network of emergency response teams and engaged thousands of dedicated Adventist Church volunteers. The organisation mobilised substantial resources to aid those affected, especially children, women and families who had to flee their homes to escape shelling, seeking refuge across borders.

ADRA International’s vice president for humanitarian affairs, Imad Madanat, expressed heartfelt prayers for those whose lives have been profoundly impacted by the ongoing conflict. He also expressed deep gratitude to the thousands of Adventist Church volunteers from Ukraine, Europe and around the world who have provided resources and hope since the crisis began.

In total, ADRA’s commitment to the humanitarian cause stands at $40 million, supporting those affected by this crisis. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the conflict has internally displaced about 4 million people and forced over 6.4 million to seek shelter in Europe and other countries globally.