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

For Case Managers, Every Person Matters
Disaster case management is a holistic plan for recovery that addresses physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
In Virginia, Churches Rally for Tornado Recovery
Congregations help boost recovery after tornadoes last February caused widespread destruction.
In Bangladesh, UMCOR Aids Cyclone Recovery
UMCOR partners with Muslim Aid to assist those who lost homes, livelihoods in storm and flood.
Sandy Recovery Shifts to Preparedness
After Hurricane Sandy, UMCOR helps keep communities in disaster preparedness.
UMCOR Requests Prayers, Patience in Response to West Virginia Floods
After severe weather caused major flooding in West Virginia, UMCOR requests prayer for affected communities, and asks that volunteers hold-o ...
Addressing Drought in Zimbabwe
Communities in Zimbabwe thrive in the midst of drought through an UMCOR integrated approach that includes food security and nutrition, livel ...
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.
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