International Disaster

Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Life changed dramatically for over half a million Rohingya people in August 2017. Extreme violence, targeted at this ethnic minority group, forced over 655,000 people to flee across the border of Myanmar into Bangladesh.

Sep 25, 2017 by Kellie Scholma

Prayer Alert: Hold the Dam in Puerto Rico

What damage does a Category 4 hurricane cause? The National Hurricane Center says “[With winds of 130-156mph (209-251 km/h)] catastrophic damage will occur. Well-built framed homes can sustain severe damage with loss of most of the roof structure and/or some exterior walls. Most trees will be snapped or uprooted and power poles downed. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months.”

Sep 21, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Urgent Appeal for Rohingya Refugees

More Rohingya people have fled in the last four weeks than all Mediterranean migrants in 2016. Those fleeing have reported that they fled for safety after seeing their family members or neighbours killed or their homes and fields set on fire. The outbreaks of extreme violence have targeted Rohingya families, including young children.

Sep 19, 2017

Stand in the Gap!

The World Renew 2017-2018 Gift Catalogue is a way to “stand in the gap” on behalf of people who face oppression and poverty. Each duck, seed, and water pump is a powerful intervention that can repair harm and help build resilience in peoples’ lives. Praying for and helping others is the stuff that holds us together as followers of Jesus Christ, even as we are standing in the need of help and prayer ourselves.

Sep 12, 2017 by Jonathan Self

World Renew Responds to Devastating Storms

Hurricane Irma left a trail of destruction in its wake as it barreled through the Caribbean and made landfall in Florida. Photos from the islands of St. Martin and Barbuda testify to the sheer force of this storm.

Sep 11, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Reaching Displaced Families in South Asia

Over 40 million people across South Asia are experiencing devastating floods.

Aug 23, 2017 by Christina de Jong

Crops Destroyed by Fall Armyworm

Struggling families in East and Southern Africa are facing scarcity, in part due to a widespread infestation of the fall armyworm.

Aug 16, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Flooding Affects Millions, World Renew Responds

Over a million people are estimated to be displaced as torrential rains and severe flooding affect communities throughout Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sierra Leone. Hundreds are feared dead and if heavy rains continue, many more people could face serious injury, property damage, or lose their lives.

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