Rohingya Crisis

Aug 2, 2018 by Beth Degraff

Matching Funds for Rohingya Response

The funds will be matched 1-to-1 by Seattle-based non-profit, One Day’s Wages, making $100,000 available for the project. The funds will provide ten community kitchens at Jamtoli that include:

Jul 11, 2018 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

Host Communities Receive Assistance as Part of Rohingya Response

While the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis spurred the need for supplies, the recipients were not refugees themselves. Instead, this particular distribution focused on helping vulnerable families who were already living in the area before the recent flood of refugees arrived.

Jun 15, 2018 by Jon Self

Monsoon Rains Threaten Rohingya Refugees

BANGLADESH - Sitting in an air-conditioned office in Canada, it’s hard to comprehend the daily experiences of Rohingya refugees living on the other side of the world. The scale of this crisis both shocks and overwhelms me. But it’s easy for this crisis to be just a number.

Jun 1, 2018 by Ken Kim

Inside the World's Largest Refugee Camp

BANGLADESH - Over the years, I have been part of projects responding to humanitarian needs in some of the world’s largest refugee camps. Last year, I visited two new refugee camps that are now in this group.

May 7, 2018 by Taylor Smith

Stand with Refugees

An exciting opportunity to partner with One Day’s Wages means that World Renew - together with World Relief, and World Vision - can share God’s love with hundreds more people who are in need of vital assistance. Since August 2017, more than 600,000 Rohingya people have fled Myanmar.

May 1, 2018 by Ida Kaastra Mutoigo

Drumming Together

The most effective development workers understand the art and discipline of listening and focusing on the beating heart of communities, working with their spiritual energies and assets that God has given to move towards His vision. This can be very challenging at times, especially for those of us influenced by individualistic societies that place high value on personal choice and individual achievements. "The most effective development workers understand the art and discipline of listening and focusing on the beating heart of communities."

Apr 12, 2018 by Tom Post

The Humble Requests of Rohingya Women

Now, there are over 670,000 new refugees crammed into camps on the hillsides near Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh; they join the 200,000 refugees who have sheltered there since a wave of persecution in the 1990s. Since last November, World Renew has coordinated with the World Food Program to supplement their rice distribution in the camps with red lentils, cooking oil, and salt. Because the hills have been stripped of trees used for  firewood, we hope to also support communal kitchens with bottled-gas cooking stoves. 

Jan 8, 2018

Inside a Refugee Camp

With such vast numbers, it’s easy to lose sight of individuals’ stories. Yet each one is filled with heartbreak and loss; few escaped the senseless violence without losing someone they loved.  You responded through prayer and incredible generosity, making it possible for World Renew and our staff in Bangladesh to help Rohingya refugees living in Kutupalong – one of the world’s largest and fastest growing refugee camps. Food has already been provided to over 40,000 families, and plans are in place to continue responding in the months to come.

Dec 12, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Hope for Refugees after Giving Tuesday

On November 28, World Renew celebrated Giving Tuesday and asked you to help families forced to flee their homes because of conflict. In the Middle East, over eleven million Syrians have been displaced from their communities because of civil war that has raged for over six years. In Myanmar, a recent outbreak of violence against the Rohingya people has forced over 625,000 people to flee into Bangladesh since the end of August.

Nov 28, 2017

Rohingya Crisis Q&A from Bangladesh: 'Nobody comes here for a better life.'

What do you see when you look around you in Kutupalong refugee camp? There is little greenery and space is a premium. On every foot of ground there are bamboo and tarp homes that fully cover the landscape. Everything needed to house, feed and support the refugees has to be brought into the camp, so there is a lot of movement and activity on the narrow roads. Every pathway and road has vehicles or people that cover the width of the road. What were once hills with trees are now populated with homes that are tightly packed together.

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