About Us

Our Purpose

To serve humanity so all may live as God intended.

Our Motto

Justice. Compassion. Love.

About ADRA

ADRA is the global humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church—part of the 21.9-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 120 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 capability for sustainable change.


ADRA’s work touches millions of lives in more than 107 countries around the world, 17 of which are countries in Asia. Our on-the-ground approach allows immediate assistance in times of crisis and true partnership with the communities we serve.

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About ADRA Asia

The ADRA Asia Regional Office, otherwise known as ADRA Asia or ARO, is based in Bangkok, Thailand, providing support, coaching, governance, strategic/guidance to the 17 ADRA offices in Asia. 

These 17 country offices include: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea (South), Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. 


Frank Reimann,

Regional Director

Prabhook Bandaratilleke,

Director of Program Quality & Resource Acquisition

Terence Cole,

Finance Director

Brendon Irvin,

Technical Lead Climate Change, Agriculture, and Livelihood

Elaine Reimann,

Technical Advisor Organisational Effectiveness

Christo Samuel Sanakian,

Communications Officer

Gracia Wenas

Programs Assistant

Esther Irvin,

Administrative Assistant – Programs


The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Founded in 1956 as the Seventh-day Adventist Welfare Service and renamed ADRA in 1984, the agency has a long and successful history of providing humanitarian relief and implementing development initiatives.

Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 118 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. By partnering with communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA is able to improve the quality of life of millions.

Funding varies from ADRA Office to ADRA Office at the Regional, Donor and Implementing levels. ADRA often obtains funding and commodities from governmental and intergovernmental organizations, such as USAID and the United Nations. ADRA also receives funding through private contributions from private individuals like you, corporations, foundations and other entities. 

ADRA does not proselytize. God’s love in ADRA’s programs is expressed when it reaches out to those in need regardless of race, gender, and political, or religious affiliation. We work in harmony with a broad array of cultures, traditions, and people of non-Christian faith’s, respecting the human dignity of all. The positive impact of ADRA’s contribution globally validates our heritage and belief in benevolent giving, as well as introducing the Adventist name to communities.

ADRA has a worldwide infrastructure in more than 118 countries that enables the agency to pre-position and store aid, such as food, medicine, equipment, emergency supplies, etc. Depending on the type of program and needs, ADRA uses a wide variety of transportation methods to get aid to our beneficiaries— a boat, a truck, a train, a solar-powered refrigerator in a local clinic, mobile units, and even volunteers on foot.

ADRA cannot provide financial assistance to individuals. ADRA works directly with communities through projects implemented by our national offices. If you are experiencing difficulties and need assistance, we suggest you contact your local ADRA office to enquire if there are any programs that can help you.

ADRA is not a foundation, and as such does not make donations or grants.

The ADRA Asia Regional Office is comprised of a small team and typically does not post job openings. For positions around the ADRA Network, visit HERE

ADRA Connections is the ADRA Networks short-term volunteer program that allows you to get hands-on with ADRA projects around the world.

Learn more about ADRA Connections.

For longer-term support, ADRA relies on the service and skills of local volunteers to implement our programs. Volunteering is coordinated through the national offices where the volunteer would be placed. Please contact that office directly such as ADRA Philippines or ADRA Cambodia.

Yes! But this varies from ADRA Office to ADRA Office. It is best to contact your local ADRA Office to learn more.

Visit our Where We Work page for the contact information of your local country office.