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

Bishop Seeks Help, Prayers for Ecuador
As relief agencies deploy following an earthquake in Ecuador, Bishop Silvio Cevallos, Evangelical UMC of Ecuador, makes an appeal for prayer ...
Recovery After Fiji Cyclone
UMCOR partners with the Methodist Church in Fiji to provide assistance after Tropical Cyclone Winston bore down in late February.
UMCOR Aid for Uprooted Syrians Continues
As the conflict in Syria continues, UMCOR continues its aid for Syrians forced to flee their homes through the provision of food packages.
Fire Recovery: “Living Out My Faith”
How mission-driven recovery is taking place.
No Small Disasters: UMCOR Helps Many
As U.S. storms strike many states, UMCOR brings immediate relief and supports long-term recovery.
South Carolina Needs Volunteers
Volunteers are needed for flood recovery in South Carolina, which may take three years.
Hope for the Long Haul
As solutions for the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, are being explored, relief for its residents continue.
UMCOR Takes Stock, Looks to the Future
UMCOR has tripled its response to disasters large and small around the world.
Dominican Republic: Improving Conditions, Preventing Disasters
UMCOR is working with FundaciĆ³n Plenitud in the Dominican Republic to develop an effective community preparedness plan to reduce Las Terrena ...
UMCOR Hosts Disaster Training in Caribbean
Partners from 13 Caribbean islands gather for UMCOR’s fifth International Disaster Response training in Grenada.
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