International Disaster

Apr 25, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Nepal: Two Years After the Earthquake

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5)

Apr 19, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Famine and Drought: Responding Through Local Partners

“Like the four countries facing extreme hunger crises today,” writes Jason Patinkin, a reporter with IRIN, “the famine that gripped Ethiopia from 1983 to 1985 struggled for attention until it was far too late.” In the end, nearly one million Ethiopians died during that famine.

Apr 18, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Hurricane Matthew - Six Month Update

Striking Haiti’s southwestern coast on October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew left behind a trail of devastation. Enormous trees uprooted. Homes toppled to their foundation. Bridges collapsed. Streets flooded. It was nearly a week until some of the most remote mountain communities were accessible. Six months later, many families are still putting the pieces of their life back together.

Apr 5, 2017 by Sara Mahmood

World Renew Increases Response to Prevent Expanded Famine Crisis

World Renew, in partnership with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB), is providing food assistance to over 74,500 people within the African continent alone. Yet there are 70 million more people in the region who do not know where their next meal will come from. "We are standing on the brink of an expanded famine crisis in eastern Africa that we can help to prevent."

Apr 4, 2017 by Jonathan Self

South American Communities Need Assistance After Flooding and Mudslides

Heavy rain and mudslides are having deadly effects throughout Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. For weeks, these South American nations have been inundated with rainfall which has caused severe flooding and mudslides, affecting over 1 million people.

Famine and Drought Response

In 2017, over 20 million people across East, Central and West Africa were at risk of famine and starvation.

Mar 9, 2017 by Jonathan Self

World Renew Reaches out to South Sudanese Refugees

Over one million South Sudanese families have already escaped the violence and famine and are taking refuge in northern Uganda. While the government of Uganda is welcoming these refugees, the infrastructure needs are great. Bidibidi is a refugee camp that has been created in Uganda since the outbreak of fighting last year. In the span of just 6 months this camp, which now stretches 22 kilometers, has become a home for nearly 300,000 people. One of the greatest needs in Bidibidi is proper sanitation.

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