United Methodist Committee on Relief

  • A Plea for Prayers in US South - Tennessee and neighboring states have been hard hit by devastating floods resulting from a major weather event that moved slowly across the southern states.
  • Earthquake Shines a Light on Chile - The February 27 earthquake in Chile brought to light otherwise “hidden realities” in this South American country, said Juan Salazar, disaster response coordinator of the Methodist Church of Chile (IMECH).
  • In a Refugee’s Shoes - “Time’s up! The boats are leaving! Get on or get left behind!” These were the words shouted by Stephen Copley, director of Justice for Our Neighbors-Arkansas, who lent his support to act as a mean guard in a refugee resettlement simulation led by Naomi Madsen, Program Manager for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Refugee Ministry.
  • Supporting Mothers and Their Infants in Georgia - During the war in South Ossetia, Georgia in 2008, Nino Kristesiashvili and her family were forced to flee their home in Eredvi, located at the center of the conflict zone. The Kristesiashvili’s home was completely destroyed and Nino’s mother-in-law was trapped in the ruins.
  • UMCOR Indonesia Launches Second Phase of Income Generation Program - UMCOR Indonesia launched the second phase of its post-tsunami income generation program.