United Methodist Committee on Relief

  • ACT Alliance Responds to the Cholera Outbreak in Haiti - UMCOR is working with our partners to address the cholera outbreak in Haiti. Gifts to support UMCOR's work in Haiti can be made at
  • Chilean Methodists, UMCOR Sign Agreement - When a massive earthquake struck Chile on Feb. 27, Juan Salazar and his fellow Methodists were ready to respond.
  • Church Awakens to AIDS Call - Lighten the Burden III, the third international AIDS conference held October 14-16 in Dallas, Texas, kicked off with an alarm that called the church to awaken from its silence in confronting the HIV/AIDS issue in the pews.
  • Earthquake and Tsunami Response Continues in Chile - More than eight months have passed since an earthquake and resulting tsunami killed more than 500 people and wiped out hundreds of thousands of homes in Chile.
  • Lighting Beacons of Hope: UMCOR Health Assists Africa Annual Conferences Strengthen Health Boards - This month, the health unit of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) will offer a three-day training of health board members of the Mozambique Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. The training, which will augment the board’s leadership skills, is part of a wider UMCOR Health program to build and empower annual conference health boards across Africa.
  • Nouveau College Bird of Haiti Celebrates 50th Anniversary - Nouveau College Bird had ample space for the celebration of its 50th anniversary in Haiti’s capital city.
  • Progress in Haiti - UMCOR is in Haiti on behalf of the United Methodist Church, but more importantly, we are there for the people of Haiti,” said The Rev. Cynthia Fierro Harvey at the General Board of Global Ministries’ board meeting in Stamford, CT on October 11.
  • Restoring the Dignity of the Elderly - When I met Ashkhen at Narek Elderly Center in Armenia, she had already been there 11 years. Until her arrival at the center, her long life had been characterized by hardship and the struggle to survive. Thanks to the care she receives at the center, which is supported by the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), Ashkhen is rediscovering a sense of her own dignity.
  • UMCOR Aids Farmers Hit by Haiti’s Earthquake - To increase food production in the earthquake-impacted areas of Haiti, United Methodists are supporting a project that will encourage farmers in the practice of “passing on the gift.”
  • UMCOR Disaster Response Training Supports Methodists Worldwide - The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has long been known in the US as the go-to organization for disaster response training.
  • UMCOR Plans Food Project for Sudan - The food shortage in South Sudan is so severe that more than half of the residents in two counties say they regularly skip meals.
  • United Methodist Church Pledges Support to Global Fund - In a spirit of hope and partnership, Thomas Kemper announced today that The United Methodist Church will contribute up to $28 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, based on a successful $75 million Imagine No Malaria campaign.
  • United Methodists Aim to Lift HIV/AIDS Stigma - The Rev. Shane Stanford leads what he says is “considered one of the most innovative churches in Florida.”