Famine and Drought

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.

May 2, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Help in the Midst of Famine in South Sudan

Severe hunger and famine are the words being used to describe its current reality.   Five million people are going to bed hungry and it is the weakest - the young children and the elderly - who are suffering most. The increasing number of deaths is proof of the severity of the crisis.

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 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."