International Disaster

Nov 16, 2016 by Amanda Thorsteinsson

CFGB Funding Supports World Renew's Response in Haiti

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is committing $527,000 to World Renew's response in Haiti, where Hurricane Matthew, the third-strongest hurricane in Haitian history, touched down on October 4, 2016.

Nov 8, 2016 by Jonathan Self

Moving Towards Sustainability in the Philippines

It has been three years since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines and changed thousands of lives forever.

Oct 24, 2016 by Jonathan Self

Hope in the Hard Times: Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

It’s been nearly three weeks since Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti’s southern peninsula. In the days since then, much has been accomplished, though much more remains to be done. World Renew Senior Project Manager Ken Little arrived in Haiti on October 8 and traveled from Port-au-Prince to the hardest areas in south-western Haiti to assess the damage.

Oct 21, 2016 by Adele Konyndyk

Ontario Couple Heads to Malawi to Help Hungry Families

John and Hilda Van Gyssel had the song “Here I am, Lord,” on their minds as they set out for Malawi on October 16 to serve as International Relief Managers (IRMs) with World Renew.

Oct 18, 2016 by Toni Fernhout

Latrines Help Give Hope to Sudanese Refugees

Paul is a Sudanese refugee who currently lives with his family in the Ugandan Refugee Camp of Bidibidi.

Oct 14, 2016 by Toni Fernhout

Urgency in South Sudan

Charles Wani, a South Sudanese father, spoke with urgency about the lack of water in the Bidibidi Refugee Camp where he and his extended family of twelve members had been resettled a few days ago.

Oct 13, 2016 by Adele Konyndyk

Farmers in Haiti Hit Hard by Hurricane Matthew

It has been just over a week since the fierce winds of Hurricane Matthew hit Moulin Cheri’s home in the community of Duchity, Haiti. The seven-room house this mother shared with her two children was swept away in the Category 4 storm, which killed over 1,000 people in Haiti. Only three out of a thousand houses in her community were left standing.

Oct 6, 2016 by Beth Degraff

Haitians Need Emergency Assistance after Hurricane Matthew

World Renew is responding to extensive damage from Hurricane Matthew, which made a direct hit on the southwest corner Haiti on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. World Renew staff on the ground in Leogane and Duchity are assessing the needs of those who were affected and are determining how resources can best be used to provide emergency aid to those who need it most – even as Matthew heads for the U.S. East Coast today.

Hurricane Matthew - Haiti

On October 4, 2016 Hurricane Matthew made landfall on the south-western tip of Haiti, battering the country with winds of over 220km/h, 3 meter waves and 50-100cm of rain. In some areas, the damage was more extensive than the 2010 earthquake.

Oct 3, 2016 by Jonathan Self

Hurricane Matthew to Make Landfall in Haiti Monday Evening

Forecasts have Hurricane Matthew making a direct hit on Haiti as a category 4 storm,” said Ken Kim, World Renew’s Director of Disaster Response and Rehabilitation. “This has potential to be catastrophic for the people of Haiti. Please join me in praying that this won’t happen.”