International Disaster

Feb 22, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Severe Food Shortage Threatens Millions

Conflict in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen has resulted in over 20 million people facing severe hunger. In parts of north-central South Sudan, famine has been declared. This is the first famine that has been declared since 2011, when a quarter of a million people died during a famine in Somalia.

Jan 17, 2017 by Jonathan Self

A Story of Generosity for Hurricane Matthew Survivors

Imagine you were sitting in the temple that day, watching this scene take place. A women walks into the temple – you recognize her because you were recently at the funeral of her late husband. Since her husband’s death, she has been struggling to make ends meet. With the little income she makes, she is barely able to provide for her children. Yet she walks, head held high, to the offering box and puts in two small coins. In comparison to the wealthy men and women who have already contributed, her offering is small and insignificant. Yet to her, this generosity is an incredible risk.

Jan 12, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Meeting Needs in Aleppo

World Renew is deeply grateful to all those who not only read such haunting words, but also responded by reaching out to help. You did not forget those living in Aleppo, and your actions have demonstrated God’s love and care for them. Through the generosity of hundreds of donors across Canada and the United States, over $100,000 USD was raised. Now your generous gifts will allow World Renew to continue its work of meeting the needs of the vulnerable Syrian families.

Dec 22, 2016 by Jonathan Self

A story of hope for families living in Aceh, Indonesia

Do you remember what you were doing on the morning of December 26, twelve years ago? Many of us in North America may recall waking up to tragic news stories of unimaginable destruction caused by a 9.2 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami that devastated the country of Indonesia. For those of us who watched the disaster unfold at a distance, it may be hard to believe so many years have passed. Yet for many families in the region of Aceh, the painful memories of that fateful day will never leave.

Dec 19, 2016 by Jonathan Self

A Busy Season for IRMs Serving Disaster Survivors

”Busy” is a word that often comes to mind when we think about the Christmas season.

Dec 16, 2016 by Jonathan Self

Reaching Out in Aleppo

“Final message – people are dying since last night. I am very surprised I am tweeting right now & still alive… I am very sad no one is helping us in this world, no one is evacuating me & my daughter. Goodbye.”

Dec 8, 2016 by Jonathan Self

Hurricane Matthew Survivors Receive 3 Months of Food Assistance

Twenty four hours. That’s how long Odeleine, Jacques and their children took shelter in a small concrete shelter while Hurricane Matthew relentlessly battered their town of Duchity.

Nov 18, 2016 by Christina de Jong

World Toilet Day: Latrines Needed Urgently

One in three people do not have access to a toilet. For 2.4 billion people it is a daily struggle to keep their children and themselves safe from diseases.

Nov 17, 2016 by Chris Meehan

From Aid to Trade in Haiti

In 2010 an earthquake devastated Haiti and left nearly 3 million people in need.