*OCTOBER 3, 2018—*World Renew’s International Disaster Response (IDR) staff and partners are in Sulawesi today after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and resulting 10-foot tsunami rolled through the island nation on Friday, September 28, 2018. World Renew is organizing an expansion of its current earthquake response in Lombok, Indonesia, to include the critical, widespread needs still being uncovered after Friday’s devastation on Sulawesi. A volcanic eruption occurred on the island earlier today.
August 1, 2018 – Yesterday World Renew reached its goal to raise $50,000 to provide community kitchens and health, nutrition, and sanitation training among Rohingya families who have arrived at Jamtoli refugee camp in southeastern Bangladesh. 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
ongoing support for cooking daily meals.
nutrition training and hygiene and sanitation sessions.
MAY 25, 2018—World Renew is joining One Day’s Wages as it hosts an event in honor of World Refugee Day from 9:30 am to noon at Quest Church (1401 NW Leary Way, Seattle, WA 98107) on June 16, 2018. One Day’s Wages will match, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000 raised by World Renew for disaster programming with Rohinga refugees displaced in temporary camps in Bangladesh.
We, UN and non-UN entities, re-affirm our determination to prevent future acts of sexual exploitation and abuse by our personnel.
We note the issuance of this Statement at the High-level Conference on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and NGO Personnel on 4 December 2006 in New York, USA and welcome future endorsement of this Statement by others.
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.
H. E. Hun Sen
Royal Government of Cambodia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
6 July 2015
Re: Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations
Dear Prime Minister Hun Sen,
APRIL 28, 2015—World Renew is getting food, water, and cooking fuel to earthquake survivors in Nepal even as the death toll rises past 5,000 souls today. It is the country’s worst disaster in 80 years. World Renew aims to raise $3,000,000 to help those in the most need in this tragedy.
Juba, South Sudan, 25th January 2014 - Fifty-five major humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in South Sudan have expressed their deep concern about the current humanitarian situation in the country and reaffirmed their commitment to help all civilian populations in need of assistance.
BURLINGTON, ONT -- A massive typhoon slammed into the central Philippines on Friday, November 8 setting off landslides, destroying homes, knocking out infrastructure, and leaving millions of people in need. World Renew is responding in cooperation with its local partners and the international network the Integral Alliance.
While the Philippines experiences numerous typhoons each year, today’s Typhoon Haiyan is being called a “super typhoon” and has caused damage that is much more extensive than most typical storms.
BURLINGTON, ONT -- Two thousand more Syrian families will receive much-needed assistance thanks to World Renew and funding from the International Humanitarian Assistance (IHA) Directorate of the Canadian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), formerly known as CIDA.
Burlington, Ontario -- Amid the stories of armed conflict and civilian casualties that are coming out of Mali, several communities close to the fighting are telling a different story, one of resilience and solidarity. When an escalation of the armed conflict in central Mali forced thousands of people to flee from their homes, their own countrymen and women in some of the neighboring villages came to their aid – providing emergency food and shelter to more than 2,200 people – thanks to training from an international organization known as World Renew.