International Disaster

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.

Sep 7, 2012 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

Response to Floods in Niger

In August, heavy rains in Niger caused the worst flooding in 100 years. One of the most affected areas was the southern region of Dosso. Later the banks of the Niger River overflowed and caused flooding to occur in the region of Tillabery in the north and in the capital city Niamey. Approximately 145 communities have been impacted and extensive farmland is submerged in water. Thousands of people have been left homeless.

May 14, 2018 by Jonathan Self

World Renew Responds to Kenya Flooding

On May 9, this hit particularly close to home for World Renew. With the increased water levels from the heavy rains, a dam burst in Solai, a region of Kenya where World Renew has been working with farmers on conservation agriculture. Prior to these floods, farmers in this community were experiencing the transformative impact of conservation agriculture. Crop yields were increasing many times over.

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.

Apr 20, 2018

Bangladesh: the Canary in the Coal Mine

Adaptation to changing weather patterns is critical, particularly for countries like Bangladesh and India, where World Renew walks alongside the poorest of the poor. This video is the first of a series being released about Bangladesh and its precarious position due to the extreme weather hazards that are occurring. Today the Rohingya refugees are also desperately compromised by the pending monsoon rains and cyclone season - two events which are typically intensified by rising temperatures.

Mar 8, 2018 by Jonathan Self

Remembering Women in Crisis on International Women's Day

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we want to share with you stories of incredible women who have lived through conflict or disaster.

Feb 27, 2018 by Jonathan Self

Canadians Foodgrains Bank Sunday is this week!

On March 4, churches across Canada are holding an offering for World Renew’s work through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Even if your church is not holding an offering, we invite you to be a part of this!

Feb 14, 2018 by Jonathan Self

CFGB Sunday is Less Than One Month Away

On March 4, we are encouraging churches across Canada to hold an offering for World Renew’s work through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

Jan 30, 2018 by Beth De Graff

World Renew and One Day's Wages Raise $100,000 for Syria Refugees

“We at One Day’s Wages are overwhelmed with sadness by the suffering in Syria and Iraq and the surrounding region,” says founder Eugene Cho. “We know it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the scale and severity of this, but we also know that people are capable of making an amazing impact in the face of human suffering.”

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.

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