United Methodist Committee on Relief

UMCOR News Stories

If a church is ready for and not reeling from disaster, it can better help those in need.
25 Apr 2017 Connecting Neighbors for Disaster Response
Cathy Earl, director of Disaster Response and US Partner Relations for UMCOR, describes how UMCOR’s initial response following a disaster in the United States is to support United Methodists as they a ...
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18 Apr 2017 Union of Methodist and Walden Churches in Italy: Promoting Community-Led Initiatives in Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo
With support from the Otto per Mille of the Waldensian Church of Italy (Union of Methodist and Waldensian Churches), UMCOR’s country offices in Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are ...
18 Apr 2017 Doing Good Well
Jack Amick introduces the concept of “doing good well” in UMCOR’s disaster response ministries.
11 Apr 2017 UMCOR: On Behalf of All United Methodists to a World in Need
Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton urges every pastor and lay leader to understand and interpret the work of the United Methodist Committee on Relief in ways that make the United Methodist connection stronger ...
23 Mar 2017 Water is Hope
Water is essential to life, and access to it greatly affects the quality of life for millions. Access to safe drinking water makes the difference between which child stays in school and which child i ...
20 Mar 2017 Response to Humanitarian Crises in the Horn of Africa
Civil strife and famine in South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, are tearing thousands of people from their homes, leading to starvation and lack of access to clean water.
14 Mar 2017 Dr. Olusimbo Ige named interim executive director of UMCOR
Dr. Olusimbo Ige was named interim executive director of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), effective March 31, 2017, by Thomas Kemper, general secretary of the General Board of Global ...
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9 Mar 2017 UMCOR Sunday is March 26, 2017
For more than 50 years, United Methodist congregations have been taking part in a special UMCOR Sunday offering, laying the foundation for UMCOR’s ministry of relief and hope.
8 Mar 2017 Internally Displaced Students Persevere to Complete their Basic Education
In East Darfur State, there are significant challenges to education. UMCOR is receiving funding from the CHF to rehabilitate school buildings and develop better capacity in teachers....
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8 Mar 2017 Be Bold for Change: Celebrating Women Globally
Global Health celebrates International Women's Day
7 Mar 2017 New Homes in Cabaret, Haiti
As part of UMCOR’s intervention evaluation, 40 households were identified as the most vulnerable—those who need integrated support.
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3 Mar 2017 The Gift of Hygiene Kits in South Sudan
In South Sudan, girls must overcome many obstacles to enter and stay in school. Sometimes, for those coming from low-income families....
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22 Feb 2017 Go Ahead. You are Free Now.
It began with a call from U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata of the Desert Southwest Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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20 Feb 2017 UMCOR Emergency Grant for Mozambique Communities Affected by Cyclone Dineo
On February 16, 2017, Inhambane, Mozambique was struck by winds of more than 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) and battered by torrential rain and rough seas.
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15 Feb 2017 God's Grace And Hope Available For All
A cornerstone of UMCOR’s ministry is Disaster Response—including both international and US-based disaster-response coordination.
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8 Feb 2017 UMCOR Earns Coveted 4-STAR Rating From Charity Navigator
UMCOR Earns Coveted 4-STAR Rating From Charity Navigator
7 Feb 2017 Case Story: Water and Sanitation Project Beneficiary
During a Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) campaign, a group of Community Health Club (CHC) members visited our family and taught us good environmental...
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30 Jan 2017 Binga Food Story: One Plateful at a Time
The theme of the food fairs was “Traditional Foods for Health and Well-Being.” Participants were required to prepare a balanced meal of their choice using traditional ingredients.
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27 Jan 2017 The Church Responds to Its Neighbors After South Georgia Tornadoes
The community was once full of life, but today people are displaced throughout South Georgia.
25 Jan 2017 Saba Banik: Finding Hope
Saba Banik, 31, lives in the village of Moheshkangla. Recent flooding washed away her home. Banik and her husband are farmers with two young daughters and a son.
24 Jan 2017 Fariha Khalil: Achieving Self-Sufficiency
Fariha Khalil, 89, is from the small village of Batpiary, and like many other senior citizens, she lives alone. Although she receives a monthly stipend from the government, most of that is spent on me ...
23 Jan 2017 Sami Azim: Inspired to Move Forward
During the recent flooding, Azim’s home was devastated by the Jamuna River, not once but twice. Not to be deterred by the loss of his land, he and his family moved to rented land nearby.
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18 Jan 2017 Catherine Earl to Lead UMCOR’s Disaster Response and US Operations Partner Relations
Catherine G. Earl, who has been associated with UMCOR since 2002, was named to the position by Thomas Kemper, chief executive of the General Board of Global Ministries...
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4 Jan 2017 Global Ministries to Host World Council of Churches Public Event on ‘Mission from the Margins’ in January
This public event will feature reflection and discussion on “mission from the margins” in anticipation of the World Council of Churches’...
21 Dec 2016 The Challenging Message of Christmas
Jesus’ model as Prince of Peace is the one for Christians to follow today, even in a world built on violence, might and the right of the stronger.

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