Stories from the Drought

The drought keeps getting worse all across the greater Horn of Africa. Stephen O’Brien, the UN humanitarian chief, announced that the world is facing the largest threat of famine since 1945, which is only declared when at least 30% of a population is acutely malnourished, and two adults or four children per every 10,000 people are dying each day. Here are just a few of the stories we’ve heard from our friends who are working across the region. Please join us in praying and financially supporting those in need of relief from this disaster!   ____________________________________________________________________   Jim Beck — Malindi, Kenya Please pray for my people in Kenya. News of food shortages at our schools tells us that our… Read more »

The Worst Famine Since WWII

I certainly paid attention to the news. It was six years ago, and I was being told that the worst famine in 60 years was occurring in East Africa. Over and over again, I was being informed about the people starving to death. It changed everything in my life. CRF started sending food, buying goats, and developed a brand new water ministry. Hundreds of wells were drilled. Thousands of goats were given. Truckload after truckload of food was distributed. And you gave to make it all possible. Your help saved the lives of the dying in the Horn of Africa! And now the famine is back. In some places it never left. But I can’t seem to locate this story… Read more »

Haiti — Where the Rains Don’t Stop.

Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti with a devastating blow in early October, but the hardest hit area was in the Southwest. Most of CRF’s works are in the Northeast part of the island. We thought we were in the clear. However, after the hurricane hit, it started raining in the areas where CRF is most heavily located. And it didn’t stop for weeks. Currently, it looks a lot like the devastation in Louisiana after Katrina hit. All of this was happening during the run up to the US elections. As a result, the media didn’t cover it much, and CRF didn’t get many funds to help with this horrible disaster. You can see how much damage the rains have done. And… Read more »

Hurricane Matthew – How You Can Help

UPDATE: OCTOBER 12, 2016 – 11:00 AM One week after Hurricane Matthew passed over Haiti, the death toll has surpassed 1,000. Thousands more are injured. And now another problem is endangering everyone in the country—cholera. Haiti already had one of the highest cholera rates in the world before the hurricane, but the massive flooding caused by Matthew’s rainfall has amplified the spread of the waterborne disease. Many hand dug wells have been contaminated and are no longer safe for drinking. The World Health Organization is sending 1,000,000 cholera vaccine doses to Haiti in an attempt to prevent a larger outbreak. CRF is now focusing on providing food and clean water to those who no longer have a safe water source… Read more »

Louisiana Disaster Relief

By now you have surely seen the devastating news from Louisiana. Tens of thousands have been displaced and at least 13 people have been killed in floods that are now being called the worst natural disaster to hit the U.S. since Hurricane Sandy.   CRF is on the ground working with DRT (Disaster Relief Team) to take care of more than 2,000 of these victims who were rescued but are still homeless. DRT’s semi-trailers are providing showers, kitchens, places to sleep, and tools for rebuilding. Our primary concern at this time is providing clean water and food to those in need.   We are also partnering with churches near LSU in Baton Rouge to broaden our reach and provide more relief… Read more »