Famine and Drought

Oct 16, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Changing the Story of Hunger

Since April, World Renew has been responding to hunger caused by drought and conflict in East and Southern Africa. Nearly $800,000 (CAD) was received in support of World Renew’s response to this crisis.  And with matching funds from the Government of Canada, Canadian donations were matched up to four times through our membership at the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, meaning even more hungry families will benefit!

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.

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

Jul 13, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Generosity Fuels Famine Response

Nearly $700,000 (CAD)  was received in support of World Renew’s response to this crisis. And with matching funds from the Government of Canada your donations will help even more people. Here’s a reminder of how the matches work:

Jun 29, 2017 by Stephan Lutz

Skipping Meals Was Normal

Ndunga Katumo sold his four goats and all the chickens he had but it was not enough. As the drought in southeast Kenya worsened, he had to start borrowing from his neighbors just to feed his household of 8. “Skipping meals was normal at my home,” he says. After the failure of the critical “long rains” from March to May and on the heels of recurrent droughts across the country, Kenya declared a national drought emergency earlier this year with millions of citizens not getting adequate food. Ndunga Katumo is one of these Kenyans.

Jun 27, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Canadian Famine Relief Match Ends TODAY!

The largest humanitarian crisis since 1945 is happening and many in North America don’t know. More than 20 million people are on the brink of famine and starvation in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, and millions more in neighboring countries are facing similar circumstances. Please tell your friends and family about the enormous needs.

Jun 16, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Responding to Famine and Drought

The current food security crisis that many African countries face is enormously complex. Conflict, displacement, drought, floods, and disease have combined to threaten the most vulnerable: women and children. Conflict has left millions without access to food, and the effects have spilled over into neighboring countries leaving countless more are at risk of famine. Despite the immense complexity, our response should be simple: pray and give.

May 21, 2017

Call to Action to End Famine

We are mobilizing prayers and actions to end famine, as we are deeply disturbed that more people face famine today than at any time in modern history. Famine has been declared by the United Nations in South Sudan, while Somalia, Nigeria, and Yemen are on the brink of famine. The situation has been precipitated by a deadly combination of drought, conflicts, marginalization and weak governance.  Across these four countries, 20 million people face starvation and many millions more across the world are experiencing alarming levels of hunger.

May 19, 2017

Pray to End Famine: May 21

There are more people facing famine in the world today than at any other time in modern history. World Renew invites you to join Christians and churches around the world in a Global Day of Prayer to End Famine on May 21. Famine has been declared in South Sudan. Somalia, Nigeria, and Yemen are teetering on the brink.