International Disaster

Oct 29, 2018 by Jon Self

Helping Families Affected by Indonesian Earthquakes

“I don’t know how I can recover from this. Everything is gone, just gone." Kiki is one of thousands affected by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake and catastrophic tsunami that devastated the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. This disaster has killed more than 2,000 people and affected a further 1.5 million.

Indonesia Earthquakes

This disaster has killed more than 2,000 people and left 200,000 others in need of humanitarian assistance. 

The damage is widespread – thousands of buildings have collapsed, been swept away, or submerged by land or mudslides. Over 70,000 people have been displaced from their homes and are now sleeping in makeshift tents or without any shelter at all. Bridges and roads have been destroyed, cutting off many communities and making it difficult to get assistance to families in need.

Oct 2, 2018 by Christina de Jong

Indonesia Earthquakes and Tsunami Response

World Renew has a long history of effective disaster response in Indonesia and is immediately expanding its current Indonesia Earthquakes response - which began in Lombok one month ago - to include the island of Sulawesi. World Renew’s International Disaster Response Team is working with partners and has a team on the island now to assess and respond to needs.

Oct 1, 2018 by Anita Brinkman

"I Am Not My Own"

Jeremy (Benjamin) Zeyl is crossing Canada with his family, raising money for World Renew's work in Nigeria, local ministries chosen by the churches at each stop, and his I Am Not My Own Worship Ministries. He has played concerts in cities and towns from Charlottetown, P.E.I., to Smithers, B.C., and from Emo, Ont., to Edmonton, Alta., helping to raise more than $100,000 for ministry, a good start on the way toward a goal of $500,000.

Sep 30, 2018 by Jonathan Self

Earthquake and Tsunami Devastates Sulawesi

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake near the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia caused widespread devastation on Friday, September 28. The earthquake triggered tsunami waves up to six meters high, causing enormous devastation affecting over a million people.

Sep 25, 2018 by Jon Self

In the Aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut

PHILIPPINES - On September 15, Super Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in northern Philippines as a category 5 storm, leaving a path of devastation behind.

Sep 17, 2018 by Christina de Jong

Your Dollar at Work in the World

Your one dollar multiplies to $1.60 in impact because of the matching grants that World Renew accesses. 8% is put aside for future disaster response and community development program. 92% is invested in program and general operating support. World Renew directs just 18 cents of the remaining $1.48 to...

Sep 14, 2018 by Jon Self

Preparing to Respond to Super Typhoon Mangkhut

Mangkhut made landfall in the early hours of Saturday, September 15. With wind gusts of over 250km/h, Mangkhut is a category 5 storm and has caused significant devastation. The risk of landslides, flooding, and wind damage, may leave millions in need of humanitarian assistance. Please pray for the safety of the millions that prepare for one of the strongest storms of the year, and pray that damage would be limited. World Renew is closely monitoring the situation in the coming days and is prepared to respond.

Aug 31, 2018 by Jon Self

One Year Walking Alongside Rohingya Refugees

BANGLADESH - One year ago, life forever changed for Rohingya families living in Myanmar. On August 25, 2017, the Myanmar military began a campaign of brutal attacks against thousands of Rohingya people.

Aug 21, 2018 by Jon Self

Earthquakes in Indonesia and Flooding in India

In the weeks since, there have been many aftershocks as well as several other major earthquakes in the area. The earthquakes have killed over 400 people, displaced 387,000 more, and destroyed an estimated 62,000 homes. For the thousands of families who are living through this crisis, some of the most significant needs are food and temporary shelter. Earthquakes have damaged many homes and families no longer believe that it is safe to stay in them for fear of more destruction.