ADRA Germany is a non-governmental, independent organization of the protestant free church of the Seventh-day Adventists, founded in 1987. The abbreviation stands for Adventist Development and Relief Agency. ADRA carries out projects in development cooperation around the world as well as providing humanitarian aid in case of disaster.
ADRA helps people independent of political and religious persuasions, ethnic origins or sex. ADRA takes into account the needs of people reached by its projects and meets them with respect. They are partners with equal rights with whom ADRA maintains a relationship of mutual learning and sympathy.
The organization maintains a worldwide network of independent national organizations and regional offices, united under the ADRA International umbrella organization.
Due to the long experience and well-established contacts to our partners worldwide, ADRA is able to provide rapid, effective and enduring relief in emergency situations. Reconstruction, health, education and nutrition projects are central areas of ADRA's operations, as well as projects for the promotion of economic and mental independence and projects focusing on women, children and senior citizens.
ADRA is recognized in Germany as a non-profit and charitable organization.