Jon Self

May 30, 2019 by Jon Self

Zachariah finds healing in a Refugee Camp

After British independence in 1956, a series of coup d’états and decades of civil war left the nation of Sudan in turmoil. In 2011, South Sudan gained independence from the north, and many hoped that this would bring peace. However, eight years later conflict continues and South Sudan remains a deeply fractured country. Over the last three years, violence has intensified and nearly one million South Sudanese people have fled for their lives, taking refuge in Uganda.

May 10, 2019 by Jon Self

8 Weeks after Cyclone Idai

In March, Cyclone Idai left families across Southern Africa in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. Homes were reduced to rubble, food stocks wiped out, and crops destroyed.

Apr 10, 2019 by Jon Self

For Jacinta Francisco, Cyclone Idai changed everything

Jacinta remembers the night the storm hit. Taking shelter in her home, the winds blew strong enough to rip the roof of her house. As brick walls started to collapse around her, Jacinta knew that her family could no longer stay here. They took refuge in Jacinta’s mothers house, praying that day would break and the storm would subside. Jacinta and her family survived the storm, but life will be difficult moving forward.

Apr 1, 2019 by Jon Self

Government of Canada Matches Donations for Cyclone Idai

World Renew is participating in this match as part of the Humanitarian Coalition Cyclone Idai appeal in collaboration with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank*. As each day passes, the death toll from Cyclone Idai continues to rise. Updates from communities throughout Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe are harrowing. Thousands of families do not have reliable access to food or clean drinking water. Over 100,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed, and at least 750 people have been killed. Cholera outbreaks throughout Mozambique are leaving thousands at risk of severe illness or death.

Mar 22, 2019 by Jon Self

Support our Response to Cyclone Idai

This storm exacerbated the humanitarian needs caused by flooding throughout Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe that has affected families since the beginning of March. Having lost homes and possessions, many families are sleeping on the ground with no protection from the elements. World Renew is responding to this crisis and your support is urgently needed to help reach as many people as possible. By donating today, you can help ensure that World Renew has the resources to help those most severely affected by this crisis.

Mar 19, 2019 by Jon Self

Help Families Affected by Cyclone Idai in Southern Africa

                 Heavy rains caused severe flooding, which has damaged bridges, roads, and many communities. Idai has displaced thousands of families, and has killed over 280 people. Families throughout southern Africa are in need of humanitarian assistance. World Renew will respond to families affected by Cyclone Idai, and your gifts can help make this possible.

Mar 7, 2019 by Jon Self

Why Cash Assistance?

Who are the most vulnerable members of a community? How do we ensure that our work leaves a lasting change, and doesn’t make a situation worse than it was before? We often talk about “empowerment” and “transformation”, but what does this really look like?

Feb 25, 2019 by Jon Self

Support Indonesia Earthquakes

In August, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake that caused widespread damage throughout the island of Lombok. Just over one month later, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami off the island of Sulawesi, causing even greater levels of destruction. Three days before Christmas a volcano erupted, triggering another tsunami in the Sunda Strait that left homes in ruins.

Feb 14, 2019 by Jon Self

Support food aid in Syria on CFGB Sunday, March 3

Many years of fighting that has forever changed millions of lives. One hundred and eight months of relentless conflict, leaving countless homes in rubble. Childhood homes that many young Syrians remember fondly, but to which they will never return. Three thousand two hundred and eighty five days of waking up in a foreign place, wishing that things would just go back to how they used to be, but knowing that that may never happen.  

Feb 8, 2019 by Jon Self

Celebrate Canadian Foodgrains Bank Sunday on March 3

Esther is an entrepreneur. For many years, despite the countless hours she worked on her farm, Esther rarely had a fruitful harvest. “We always struggled and had to find extra money to buy extra food or things like salt,” she shared. “I usually harvested very little. Our land is stony and sandy, located on a steep hill. It refuses to seed well and the topsoil runs down the hill.”