ADRA Ukraine is part of the Worldwide Adventist Agency for Assistance and Development (ADRA), which operates in more than 130 countries. ADRA International was founded in 1956 as one of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (ADC) divisions and has consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council.
The main task of ADRA is to support the needy people and the most vulnerable groups of the population, improving their lives, making them more active and successful in overcoming difficult life situations.
The charitable organization ADRA Ukraine has been officially registered and implements humanitarian projects since February 21, 1993. ADRA Ukraine helps victims of conflict and disaster, displaced persons and their families, orphaned children, orphanage and shelter children, hospital patients, helps people at “hot spots”, unaccompanied and elderly people, and promotes a healthy lifestyle.
Since the beginning of the EuroMaidan and Armed Conflict in the Donbas in 2014, ADRA Ukraine has provided assistance to more than 950,000 people in 15 regions of Ukraine (as of 2016), today this number reaches more than a million people.
Today, the organization actively conducts its activities in the Donbass, and also helps the needy throughout Ukraine.