What is disaster risk reduction?
The journeys of refugees and migrants around the world were on the hearts of the directors of Global Ministries.
Mike Slaughter, lead pastor of Ginghamsburg UMC, Ohio, shares key points that Global Ministries has identified along the global migration path that require our attention.
UMCOR is working with partner GlobalMedic to help alleviate refugees’ suffering on the Greek islands of Kos and Lesbos.
News: Hope in Action—UMCOR’s 2014 Annual Report, and Zimbabwe: UMCOR’s Africa Regional Training.
UMCOR’s board of directors approve $1.4 million to assist communities in Oklahoma, Texas, and Maryland, and whose recovery is far from over.
Billy Robinson, SC UMVIM Disaster/ERT Coordinator, reflects on South Carolina ERT Teams responding to flooding in Holly Hill to repair two damaged roofs and a flooded family restaurant.
UMCOR brings hope into the ashes after never-ending wildfires.
Billy Robinson, South Carolina UMVIM Disaster/Early Response Team coordinator, said he hopes to send out disaster-relief teams within a day or two.
UMCOR and The United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) stand ready to provide assistance as recovery efforts unfold.
Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr., resident bishop of the California-Nevada Conference, and the Rev. Denise Honeycutt, Deputy General Secretary for UMCOR, visited with pastors and volunteers of the fire disaster response efforts in Lake County, California.
After Tropical Storm Erika struck the island of Dominica, UMCOR and GlobalMedic respond with emergency food items and clean drinking water.
Before the Syrian refugee crisis became news, UMCOR was already assisting refugees from Syria and Iraq, and responding to humanitarian needs in Ukraine and Nepal.
After massive floods last year, villagers come together to impede future emergencies.
In Papua New Guinea, villagers respond to climate change challenges with innovation and collaboration.
News: General Secretary Statement on the Migration Crisis
Kangama Farmers Association in Sierra Leone helped neighbors survive when food shortages set in.
The relief supply kits will help Palestinian refugee children from Syria continue their studies.
Migrant children aren’t just numbers.
As refugees continue to trek across Europe, Methodist leaders are recognizing that church members there may “experience and interpret” the effects of that migration in different ways.
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The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the humanitarian relief and development agency of The United Methodist Church, a worldwide denomination. This NGO Aid Map shows UMCOR's current active projects around the world in the areas of disaster response; water, sanitation and hygiene; sustainable agriculture; and development.