Statement by ADRA President Michael Kruger on the People of Ukraine

Silver Spring, MD (February 25, 2022) 

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) calls for peace and the protection of the millions of people impacted by the crisis in Ukraine. Join us in prayer for the safety and wellbeing of tens of thousands of children and families who are in harm’s way, are and will be displaced, and need food, shelter, and essential supplies. 

We are also deeply concerned about the safety of our humanitarian staff on the ground. As a result, we are taking measures to ensure their protection. As the crisis unfolds, our emergency teams are preparing to deploy humanitarian assistance. We are working with trusted partners and the Adventist Church to ensure our humanitarian aid can quickly reach those in need. 

Please continue to support our efforts and pray for those who are suffering. Let us remember, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble,” Psalm 46:1.



The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is the international humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church serving in 118 countries. Its work empowers communities and changes lives around the globe by providing sustainable community development and disaster relief. ADRA’s purpose is to serve humanity so all may live as God intended.