International Disaster

Sep 14, 2012 by Vanessa Mathews Hanna

World Renew Assisting Displaced Persons in Pakistan

Recent events in Pakistan have left the minority Christian population vulnerable to attacks, looting, and burning. The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, now known as World Renew, is responding by providing support and living supplies to those displaced by violence. The situation began on August 16, 2012 when an eleven-year old Christian girl with special needs was arrested under Pakistan’s Blasphemy law. Rimsha Masih had been preparing a fire near her home in the slums using papers she collected from the garbage. A neighbour claimed that the burning pages were from a religious Islamic book. He raised an alarm and soon an angry mob attacked Rimsha and her family. Police rescued them from the crowd and placed the girl under arrest.

Sep 7, 2012 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

Response to Floods in Niger

In August, heavy rains in Niger caused the worst flooding in 100 years. One of the most affected areas was the southern region of Dosso. Later the banks of the Niger River overflowed and caused flooding to occur in the region of Tillabery in the north and in the capital city Niamey. Approximately 145 communities have been impacted and extensive farmland is submerged in water. Thousands of people have been left homeless.

Cyclone Idai Crisis Response

Idai has caused over 1000 deaths and affected 2.8 million people.

Humanitarian needs are enormous, and growing. Families have lost food stocks and crops have been wiped out. Assistance is needed now and for months to come.

World Renew is responding to this crisis with local Christian partners, 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 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 1, 2019 by Jon Self

Provide Lifesaving Medical Supplies to Families in Yemen

International Health Partners (IHP), a UK-based partner of World Renew, has received over $130,000 worth of lifesaving medical supplies from healthcare providers. Right now, these supplies are being gathered in a warehouse to be sent to Yemen. However, in order to cover the costs of shipping these lifesaving supplies to Yemen, we need to raise $24,000. Our local partner is already working in Yemen and is prepared to receive this shipment, which will contain approximately 167,000 treatments.

Jan 29, 2019 by Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC)

CCIC Interview with Ida Kaastra-Mutoigo, World Renew

Ida Kaastra-Mutoigo is a Co-Director at World Renew    CCIC: World Renew has been successfully working since 1962. Reflecting back on your organization’s nearly 60 years of experience, what would you consider as World Renew’s greatest success and how could others in the Canadian International Development sector emulate this success?

Dec 19, 2018 by Jon Self

What does Advent Mean in Yemen?

“I am struck in this Advent season that as we wait expectantly for the birth of Jesus, millions of people around the world are waiting as well,” says Ken Kim, Director of Disaster Response and Rehabilitation.. “Yet their waiting looks very different. They wait for the next meal; for peace to come; for life to return to what it used to be.”

Nov 12, 2018 by Jon Self

How We Respond Quickly to Disasters Around the World

In fact, there was an average of 260 natural disasters per year in developing countries between 2005 and 2016. Many are underreported by news agencies and only the most severe make the front page. We live busy lives, filled with work, school, family and countless other activities. It’s impossible to keep track of everything that’s going on in the world.

Nov 12, 2018 by Adele Konyndyk

Ida Kaastra Mutoigo Elected to Governing Board of ACT Alliance

On November 1, World Renew’s Canadian Director, Ida Kaastra Mutoigo, was among those elected to a four year term on the new governing board of ACT Alliance, a coalition of 150 churches and faith-based organizations working together in over 125 countries.

Nov 8, 2018 by Jonathan Self

Five Years Since Typhoon Haiyan

One of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, Haiyan left a trail of destruction, killing over 6,300 people. In addition to the enormous loss of life, thousands more lost their homes, livelihoods, and everything they owned. Haiyan displaced over four million people. After hearing about the need, individuals, families, churches, businesses, governments, and other humanitarian organizations across North America and Europe donated generously to support World Renew’s work. 

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