Jun 08

They Told me I couldn’t that is why I did it!

“They told me I couldn’t, That’s why I did.” April 29th. This motto written on the first cover of a notebook is the first thing that I read this morning when I sat with the team in the coffee shop next to Adra’s office. The notebook is Sava’s, one of the project managers. And what …

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Apr 30

Humanitarian assistance to Covid19 disaster Affected communities in Kruja Municipality in Albania

 The main aim of this project is to help the Albanian population who are currently affected by the recent natural disasters of earthquake and the codvid-19 pandemic and will mainly focus on women, girls and the youth. This is in line with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs´ policy in Albania, which is aimed …

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Jul 13

Tani: a positive example for his community

Dear Reader, On a beautiful late spring morning, the staff of ADRA Albania had the opportunity to interview one member of the Egyptian community, who is heavily affected by the string of events brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. We meet him at the premises of the Gonxhe Bojaxhiu community centre, in the administrative unit 8, …

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May 27

Humanitarian aid in times of the pandemic, a snapshot from Albania

The EU Aid Volunteers Initiative brings professionals and organizations together from different countries, providing practical support to humanitarian aid projects and contributing to strengthening local capacity and resilience in disaster-affected communities. Adra Slovakia is the sending organisation of three EU Aid Volunteers in Albania. What exactly does this mean? In a nutshell, besides dealing with some project paper work …

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Apr 16

Work to save and change lives continues in the face of pandemic

The coronavirus is threatening millions of people already vulnerable due to food insecurity, malnutrition and natural emergencies, climate change and other disasters. As the economic toll of COVID-19 began to hit Albania, many families found themselves in need of food assistance. Thanks to the generous support of the German Embassy, ADRA Albania worked around the …

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Feb 25

Vacancies: EU Aid Volunteers

Are you the next Volunteer? Within the framework of SuD HAV 3 project, ADRA Slovakia opened 7 new vacancies for EU citizens and long-term residents in the EU in Turkey, Albania and Georgia. All expenses are covered and insurance is provided.   Turkey, Istanbul: Junior Community Relations Support Officer, Sep/20 – Aug/21, Deadline: 15.03.2020 Senior …

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Feb 18

Day in December

It’s the end of December, only a few days before I will fly home in order to celebrate Christmas with my family. The past weeks have been stressful for everyone in the office, the atmosphere in the car is a bit exhausted. Nobody talks and we are all daydreaming. We are driving to the Egyptian …

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Feb 13

Newsletter about the earthquake, projects and volunteer work

Some thoughts from Rebekka, German volunteer from ADRA Germany: As a volunteer from ADRA Deutschland e. V., I have the privilege to work with ADRA Albania. ADRA Albania implements three different classes in the Roma Community Center in Tirana: for children, for adults and for seniors. Our task is, to go out to the Roma …

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Feb 12

Friendly Space in Bubq

“Human suffering must be addressed wherever it is found. The purpose of humanitarian action is to protect life and health and ensure respect for human beings.” (Principle of Humanity – IHL) Bubq is a small village located in the municipality Krujë, with a population of 5,951 inhabitants, according to the last census conducted in 2011.1  …

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