International Disaster Response

Oct 31, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Match for Donations to Rohingya Refugee Crisis

The Government of Canada has announced a match for all projects responding to the Rohingya refugee crisis. Every dollar donated by Canadians in response to the Rohingya refugee crisis until November 28, 2017 will be matched by the Canadian government through its new Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund.

Aug 16, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Flooding Affects Millions, World Renew Responds

Over a million people are estimated to be displaced as torrential rains and severe flooding affect communities throughout Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sierra Leone. Hundreds are feared dead and if heavy rains continue, many more people could face serious injury, property damage, or lose their lives.

Jun 13, 2017 by David Tyokighir

Inspiring Healing and Hope in Nigeria

As followers of Jesus, we are constantly reminded of the certainty of the bodily return of Jesus in power and glory. Compelled by this encouraging Biblical truth, World Renew joins many faithful believers around the world in active transformation of lives and communities knowing that: “The abode of God is with men, and He will live among them, and they will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be death; there will no longer be sorrow and anguish, or crying, or pain; for the former order of things has passed away” (Revelation 21:3-4, Amplified Bible).

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)

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.

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 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.

Dec 7, 2016 by John and Hilda Van Gyssel

The Faces of Hunger

Here, in Malawi, those two problems often do walk hand in hand. The people in this part of Africa have suffered from flooding in 2015 which severely depleted their crops. Furthermore, in 2016, the sun relentlessly baked down on the remaining seeds which were harvested from the previous year. This has totally wiped out any possibility of growing food.

Nov 15, 2016 by Harry and Greta Harsevoort

Progress in Nepal

Harry and I arrived in Kathmandu on October 28th after a very long 36 hour trip. It’s really great being back, catching up with staff, colleagues from other INGOs, and friends we made here previously, as well as seeing the progress that was made in the field since we left early last May. We spent the first few days in orientation with World Renew’s Program Manager, Mukti Suvedi, before he returned to Canada to spend time with his family.