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.

Aug 16, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Flooding affects millions, World Renew responds

World Renew is responding. Through longstanding partnerships with local organizations World Renew is able to respond to the needs of some of the most severely affected families. With your help we are committed to providing assistance to families in need and are currently working with our partners to complete rapid needs assessments.

Aug 3, 2017 by Jonathan Self

God at Work in the Middle East

“I was amazed by their passion for Christ.”

Jul 27, 2017 by Christina de Jong

Data Collection Tool Developed for World Renew Nominated for Award

Mike Hellinga, DataBind Solutions with Jacquline Koster, World Renew Regional Program Manager

Jul 18, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Churches Help Syrian Refugees

“And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). It’s a story as old as Christianity. The church in the Middle East is a rock that will not be shaken. Since the first days of the church, Christians in the Middle East have been committed to loving and helping their neighbors. This continues today. From the outset of the civil war in Syria churches across the Middle East have stood alongside vulnerable families...

Jul 13, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Generosity Fuels Famine Response

Nearly $700,000 (CAD)  was received in support of World Renew’s response to this crisis. And with matching funds from the Government of Canada your donations will help even more people. Here’s a reminder of how the matches work:

Jun 27, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Canadian Famine Relief Match Ends TODAY!

The largest humanitarian crisis since 1945 is happening and many in North America don’t know. More than 20 million people are on the brink of famine and starvation in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, and millions more in neighboring countries are facing similar circumstances. Please tell your friends and family about the enormous needs.

Jun 16, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Responding to Famine and Drought

The current food security crisis that many African countries face is enormously complex. Conflict, displacement, drought, floods, and disease have combined to threaten the most vulnerable: women and children. Conflict has left millions without access to food, and the effects have spilled over into neighboring countries leaving countless more are at risk of famine. Despite the immense complexity, our response should be simple: pray and give.

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