JANUARY 29, 2018 – World Renew announced today that in partnership with One Day’s Wages, over $124,000 was raised for emergency food aid for Syrians displaced by war. The effort was the largest matching grant campaign for both organizations, with One Day’s Wages providing a 1-to-1 grant for every dollar raised for World Renew’s international disaster response in Syria.
These two projects are also generously supported by the wider membership of Canadian Foodgrains Bank to respond to the needs of newly arriving Rohingya in informal settlements in Bangladesh. The response will be implemented in collaboration with local partners.
The situation being addressed is beyond dire. Over half a million Rohingya have fled extreme violence in Myanmar in search of safety. Entire villages have been destroyed. More Rohingyas are arriving in Bangladesh every day. Nearly sixty percent of them are children.
Disaster response organization calls for support in countries with high food insecurity, on the brink of famine
April 4, 2017 – World Renew is calling for support to increase its work in eastern Africa as it aims to help prevent additional countries from progressing from severe food insecurity to famine. World Renew is already at work in the region, including South Sudan, where famine has been declared by the United Nations, and Nigeria, where millions are also facing extreme food insecurity.
OCTOBER 12, 2016 – World Renew is distributing shelter tarps and immediate food aid to Hurricane Matthew survivors in Haiti. The project is being implemented in partnership with communities in Grande Anse, a region at the tip of Haiti’s southwestern peninsula that was hardest hit by the destructive Category 4 storm last week. More than 1.4 million people in Haiti have been affected by the storm.
INTERNATIONAL – At sunrise yesterday, Hurricane Matthew was battering the southwestern tip of Haiti as a Category 4 hurricane. The gigantic storm, packing 145 mph (220 km) winds, dropped 20 to 40 inches of rain on Haiti, and blew 7- to 10-foot waves onto the country’s western coast. World Renew is appealing for funds to respond to the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.