About   Us

Our Purpose

To serve humanity so all may live as God intended.

Our Motto

Justice. Compassion. Love.


ADRA is the global humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church—part of the 20-million strong Adventist community, with hundreds of thousands of churches globally and the world’s largest integrated healthcare and education network.

ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 118 countries – regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, gender, or religious association.

By partnering with local communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA is able to deliver culturally relevant programs and build local capacity for sustainable change.

Where ADRA works

ADRA’s work touches millions of lives in more than 118 countries around the world. ADRA’s on the ground approach allows immediate assistance in times of crisis and true partnership with the communities we serve.


Adra Syria

In Syria, ADRA was established in 2013 under an MoU signed with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and since that time has implemented a variety of projects in partnership with SARC and with other relevant line ministries.

Based in Damascus, with sub-offices in Aleppo, Deir ez-Zour, Homs and Lattakia and supported by a team of dedicated local staff, ADRA continues to provide assistance to thousands in need.

ADRA Syria targets the most vulnerable individuals, households and communities, including:

  • Women
  • Children
  • Female-headed households
  • People with disabilities
  • Elderly
  • Newly accessible communities
  • Communities with a high population of IDPs
  • Conflict-affected communities


In 2022, ADRA Syria reached a total of 495,222 vulnerable individuals in the nine target governorates of Aleppo, Deir ez-Zour, Idlib, Hama, Homs, Latakia, Quneitra, Raqqa, and Rural Damascus.

Strategic Priorities

1. Focus on life-sustaining needs of vulnerable communities using an integrated approach

2. Integrate an emergency response capacity

or flexibility of program design in order to meet life-saving needs in areas of ADRA’s operations

3. Propose and advocate for intervention focused on long-term sustainability,  self-reliance and resiliency

4. Advocate for additional assistance throughrelevant coordination bodies

Funding Sources

ADRA Syria receives funding from a variety of different sources including governments, UN agencies and within the ADRA Network.