Sep 14, 2012 by Vanessa Mathews Hanna

World Renew Assisting Displaced Persons in Pakistan

Recent events in Pakistan have left the minority Christian population vulnerable to attacks, looting, and burning. The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, now known as World Renew, is responding by providing support and living supplies to those displaced by violence. The situation began on August 16, 2012 when an eleven-year old Christian girl with special needs was arrested under Pakistan’s Blasphemy law. Rimsha Masih had been preparing a fire near her home in the slums using papers she collected from the garbage. A neighbour claimed that the burning pages were from a religious Islamic book. He raised an alarm and soon an angry mob attacked Rimsha and her family. Police rescued them from the crowd and placed the girl under arrest.

Oct 22, 2012 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

Peace for Pakistan

“Everyone has to die. I say you should die for a cause.” These words by Sajid Ishaq summarize the brave stance that the chairperson of the Interfaith League Against Poverty (I-LAP) is willing to take in the name of peace for his country of Pakistan. Mr. Ishaq is in North America for two weeks to talk about his work with I-LAP - a non-profit, non-government organization within the country of Pakistan that was started in 2004 in response to poverty, injustice and growing tensions between the minority groups and the Muslim majority populations in that country.

Aug 8, 2007 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

Food for Pakistan Flood Survivors Will Soon Be On Its Way

CRWRC is responding to the United Nations’ call to help feed 1.5 million Pakistanis who were left homeless, hungry and without clean water after Cyclone Yemyin. Plans are also underway to respond to on-going flooding in India, and Bangladesh where millions more have been affected. “Pakistan is getting inundated with rains on top of Cyclone Yemyin that hit the coast June 23 and 24th,” said CRWRC Relief Program Manager, Grace Wiebe. These dangerous rains have broken dams, flooded cities, destroyed houses and crops, and displaced families.