Mission: ADRA works with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action
Vision: ADRA is a professional, learning and efficient network that embodies integrity and transparency. ADRA reaches across boundaries empowering and speaking out for the at-risk and forgotten to achieve measurable, documented and durable changes in lives and society.
What inspires ADRA’s work? As needs arise, ADRA staff strive to realize ADRA’s mission, reflecting God’s love through compassionate acts of humanitarian service. Every day they seek to feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, and take in the stranger.
As Jonathan Duffy, ADRA International’s CEO states “As we continue our work, we know that the greatest guide is our faith. Luke 4:18-19 comes to mind.“Reading from the scroll of Isaiah, Jesus said, ‘ The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor’” (NIV). “
ADRA has around 6,600 staff members, about 15,800 volunteers in 139 different countries.
Also, each year the organization helps more than 18 million beneficiaries no matter faith affiliation.
Key SDGs addressed:
ADRA’s offices around the world promote the SDGs and implement projects to help reach the Global Goals by 2030. ADRA focuses on eight SDGs: zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, decent work and economic growth, peace, justice and strong institutions, and partnerships for the SDGs.
The worldwide ADRA network adheres to the SPHERE standards and is a member organization of Accountable Now.
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