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An International Organization

ADRA’s purpose is to serve humanity so all may live as God intended. We work in more than 130 countries to bring long-term development programs and immediate emergency response to communities through a network of global offices.

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World Impact

Our work touches millions of lives across 9 crucial impact areas. ADRA’s hardworking network of almost 6,000 people actively implement region-appropriate solutions for positive and sustainable change where it is needed most.

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Our Identity

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is a global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that demonstrates God’s love and compassion.

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Explore By Region

Find out what we are doing in each part of Sudan

Statements and Purpose

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a global humanitarian organization with the purpose to serve humanity so all may live as God intended, this way working with people in situation of poverty in order to... read more

COVID-19

Reported deaths over the last seven days represent 44.2% of total deaths since the beginning of the outbreak. The reported new 29 deaths were from; Khartoum (20), Gezira (7), Sinnar (1) and Central Darfur (1). Lockdown Temporarily Extended for two weeks. ADRA Sudan focus activities in the COVID-19 prevention during lockdown. Airports closure extended to June 14th for internal and external passenger flights. Sudan 5.4% CFR (Case Fatality Rate) second highest in the region after Yemen at 24.8%. Sudan Case Fatality Rate (CFR) has jumped from 4.0% to 5.4% during week 22

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Adventist Development and Relief

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a global humanitarian organization with the purpose to serve humanity so all may live as God intended, this way working with people in situation of poverty in order to achieve justice and positive changes. ADRA Sudan belongs to the worldwide ADRA network, comprised of more than 130 supporting and implementing country offices. ADRA focuses in the wellbeing of the people and work in five core sectors including Food Security; Health; Economic Growth; Education; and Emergency Management. ADRA Sudan has developed its expertise in these sectors and in various subsectors, specifically in Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), and Economic Development (including Literacy, Capacity Building and Income Generating Activities IGAs).


ADRA Sudan Higher Management


Jefferson Kern - Country Director

Started his service with ADRA as volunteer in Angola in 1994, returning in 2008 as Regional Director in the Amazon, and later serving as Country Director in Rwanda from 2010 to 2014 and Brazil from 2015 to 2017. Holds a Master of Science in Administration Degree with emphasis in International Development and Non-Profit Organization Policies.


Kurt Schwandt - Finance Director

More than 27 years of experience in accounting, controllership and finance in international organizations of medium and large size in different sectors such as chemical, energy, agribusiness and humanitarian aid, occupying mid/top positions in Finance in cross-cultural teams in different countries such as Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Pakistan, Kenya, Yemen, Iraq/Kurdistan and others. Large experience in managing NGOs portfolios such as USAID (OFDA, FFP), DANIDA, JPF, EU, OCHA, UNHCR, CIDA, SIDA, GFO, AusAID and others.


Maysa Al-Aqil - Programs Director

Started her humanitarian career as a Program Assistant with ADRA in 2013 to 2014 in Yemen, then went off to earn a post graduate degree from the University of Cranfield, UK on Environment and Public Policy. After earning her degree returned as a Program officer in 2015 in ADRA Yemen, and then promoted to Manager in 2017. Throughout 2017-2019 she headed the program department in Yemen.


ADRA Sudan Beneficiaries breakdown

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Managed Amounts in 2021 and 2022

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