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UMCOR News Stories 2017

UMCOR Responds to Current Disasters
UMCOR is working in coordination with annual conferences impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
UMCOR Prepares for Hurricane Irma
UMCOR is currently working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief to the many victims of hurricane Irma
Call For Prayer For Puerto Rico
Call For Prayer For Puerto Rico
UMCOR Responds to Harvey
UMCOR is currently working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief to the many victims of hurricane/tropical storm Harvey.
Syrian Refugees Receive Relief in Lebanon
Half of Syrian refugees are between the ages of 10 and 24, and most are forced to drop out of school due to the crisis. To reach these children, UMCOR provided 45,000 Syrian children with relief suppl ...
Responding to Mudslides in Sierra Leone
On Monday, August 14, 2017, Sierra Leone experienced torrential rain, triggering a series of heavy floods and mudslides in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone.
New Class of EarthKeepers Prepares to Launch Creation Care Projects
Are you called to a vocation of creation care? United Methodists attend EarthKeepers, a training established as a response to the growing awareness of creation care and environmental justice.
Foundational To Mission
Accompaniment and welcome are foundational to mission in the Christian faith—from New World Outlook’s editor, Christie R. House.
Migrants and the Gospel
Thomas Kemper considers the ways in which migrants, past and present, spread the message of the gospel.
Accompanying Migrants in Germany
Global Mission Fellows Peter Karanja and Taurai Jokonya describe their work with International and Migrant Ministries in Frankfurt, Germany.
UMCOR Sager Brown Campus Celebrates 150 Years
For 150 years, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Sager Brown campus has distributed life-sustaining relief kits to those in need, domestically and abroad.
A Diverse People, Sharing Christ’s Love and Serving the Community: Blanchardstown Methodist Church
Global Mission Fellow Albert Wakili, from Nigeria, answered the call from Irish Methodists to work with youth from many cultures, all members of the Blanchardstown Methodist Church in Dublin.
Keynote Speaker Announced for Sager Brown’s 150th Anniversary
Sager Brown, now home to the UMCOR Relief-Supply Depot, will celebrate 150 years of service to Baldwin, Louisiana, and the world on September 17, 2017.
Engagement With Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers in Europe
Global Mission Fellow Nicodemus Doe, from Liberia, describes his experience working in Belgium on behalf of refugees across Europe.
Going God's Way
After two years of trying to schedule a US volunteer medical team to conduct a cataract surgery clinic in the DR Congo, missionaries Jonathan and Donna Lee Baker discover that God had a different plan ...
When Love Overcomes Terror
Amidst the violence and chaos perpetuated by Boko Haram, UMCOR is partnering with Mission 21 to provide more than 600 men, women, and children with lifesaving nutrition and essential non-food assistan ...
Bible Seminars for Young Adults in Tanzania
The Bible is studied in the far reaches of the Kasulu District and the Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania through Next Generation Ministries, with missionary Young Seon Kim.
World Refugee Day: Standing with Refugees
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees defines a refugee as a person who is forced to flee their home because of violence, war, or persecution. Today, there are 65 million refugees in the w ...
UMCOR—An Integral Member of the United Methodist Family
The UMC family puts its faith in UMCOR, and likewise, UMCOR clearly puts its faith in the UMC family.
Disaster Risk Reduction: Saving Lives through Empowerment
Communities in the Philippines are some of those vulnerable populations. Due to its position along fault lines and tectonic plates in the Pacific, the Philippines is susceptible to earthquakes, typhoo ...
Global Ministries Names New Creation Care Ministry Executive
The Reverend Jenny Phillips, an experienced minister in environmental stewardship and advocacy, is the new manager of creation care ministries for the United Methodist Church General Board of Global M ...
Supporting Education for All Children
Around the world, 59 million children and 63 million adolescents have no opportunity to attend school. UMCOR country offices find ways to help their regional education systems enroll more students and ...
The Essentials of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)
Around the world, 783 million people lack reliable access to clean drinking water. UMCOR partners with many organizations in a variety of ways to provide communities with clean water and safe sanitati ...
Menstrual Hygiene Day: Empowering Girls through Education
Across the developing world, the number one reason girls drop out of school is the lack of water and sanitation infrastructure to support their periods. Due cultural stigmas...
Hurricane Matthew Recovery Continues
In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew heavily damaged countries in the Caribbean as well as the East and Gulf coasts of the United States. A few weeks after the event...