UMCOR

United Methodist Committee on Relief

Disaster Response

UMCOR Philippines volunteers distribute food packages to communities affected by  Typhoon Saola, also known locally as Gener, in 2012.

UMCOR responds to natural or civil disasters of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. Through UMCOR, United Methodists extend loving care to people within the United States, as well as internationally: in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. These beneficiaries are seen as partners, not victims, and UMCOR works to empower them. Wherever possible, UMCOR cooperates with other aid organizations to extend its reach.

In its holistic response to disasters, UMCOR:

  • Offers disaster preparedness training.
  • Provides essential supplies and care—both physical and psychological—in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.
  • Supports long-term rebuilding efforts and assists communities as they adapt.

Disaster Response News

Reducing Flood Risk in DRC
UMCOR partners with the North Katanga Episcopal Area in helping communities in Kamina organize themselves to clean up the river debris to re ...
A Call to Disaster Response
Mellie Jordan, a disaster case manager who serves with UMCOR, supports disaster-burdened communities with grace, skill, and God.
Nicaragua: Protection Against Volcano’s Aftermath
UMCOR helps families in Nicaragua breathe easier after the Momotombo volcano spewed ash that caused respiratory issues in El Paplonal.
‘Season for Preparedness’ is Now
As the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season begins, UMCOR’s Connecting Neighbors program can ready the local church for disaster response.
Food Aid for Displaced Indigenous in Philippines
UMCOR and local partner BALSA Mindanao provide food aid to displaced Lumad indigenous people living in evacuation centers in the Philippines ...
Sri Lanka: Ready to Beat the Next Disaster
Communities in Sri Lanka’s Ratnapura District are working to increase their resilience to potential disasters with support from UMCOR.
United Methodists Authorize ‘UMCOR Sunday’
The United Methodist Church renames One Great Hour of Sharing to ‘UMCOR Sunday’ during the church’s legislating General Conference meeting i ...
UMCOR Partners in Response, Recovery, and Reducing Risk
In times of disaster, UMCOR is a valuable partner for assessing relief needs, planning long-term recovery, and helping communities prepare f ...
Texas Churches Bring Hope Amid Disasters
UMCOR equips local churches to respond.
Ecuador: Aid for Earthquake Recovery
UMCOR is responding with food and water to communities affected by the April 16 earthquake in Ecuador.
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