3 continents, 7 years, 11 countries

ADRA Romania and the Seventh-day Adventist Church celebrate 7 years of national and international solidarity with refugees on World Refugee Day

ADRA Romania, through the project “Hope for Immigrants” recognizes the humanity in this refugee crisis of refugees, and how many resources and people are involved. By respecting human rights and acting with compassion, a clear message of power is conveyed about this complex and fragile situation. Through its specific activities, ADRA aims to minimize the impact of this overwhelming and unbearable situation for as many men, women, and children as possible.

Since 2015, both in the country and abroad, ADRA Romania has been implementing the “Hope for Immigrants” project, on 3 continents (Europe, Asia, and Africa), in 11 countries (Romania, Turkey, Greece, Serbia, Ukraine, Republic). Moldova; Iraq, Bangladesh; Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda), through which it supports refugees, immigrants, and emigrants.

Those who want to join the ADRA Romania team and get involved can do so by:

• volunteering (in or outside the country),

• material donations (especially medical products, but also food, hygiene, and clothing products),

• financial donations to Seventh-day Adventist Churches with the words “ADRA Refugees,”

• financial donations to the ADRA account,

• donating directly to the www.adra.ro website / donating for the “Hope for Immigrants” project,

• donating at any time 2 Euro by SMS to the number 8845 with the text “ADRA”.

Foto: ADRA Romania
Foto: ADRA Romania
Foto: ADRA Romania

World Refugee Day 2022

Marked every year on June 20, established by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 55/76 and celebrated worldwide, “World Refugee Day” is an event dedicated to the courage, strength, and determination of women, men, and children who are forced to leave their homeland under the threat of persecution, conflict, wars, and violence.

The Ukraine war and other conflicts pushed the number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations, and persecution over the staggering milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reports.

Whoever they are, people forced to flee should be treated with dignity. Anyone can seek protection, regardless of who they are or what they believe. It is non-negotiable: seeking safety is a human right.

Wherever they come from, people forced to flee should be welcomed. Refugees come from all over the globe. To get out of harm’s way, they might take a plane, a boat, or travel on foot. What remains universal is the right to seek safety.

Whenever people are forced to flee, they have a right to be protected. Whatever the threat – war, violence, persecution – everyone deserves protection. Everyone has a right to be safe.