United Methodist Committee on Relief

UMCOR News Stories 2011

Celebrate Life!
On the one year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, Melissa Crutchfield, UMCOR"s International Disaster Reponse executive, addresses the Protestant Federation of Haiti in Port-au-Prince with words of ...
World AIDS Day: Addressing HIV in Rural Guatemala
In Guatemala, more men are being reached with HIV prevention messages, thanks to a project funded by the UM Global AIDS Fund.
Agents of Change
Community health workers and participants of the denomination’s Ministry With the Poor program in DRC, are fast becoming change agents in their communities – offering improved overall health.
Small Children Play a Big Role in Somalia
Drought and violence in Somalia have displaced Fawziya and her family. Fawziya, 11, is the main caregiver for her paralyzed brother and an “unsung hero” of the camp.
Small Children Play Big Role in Somalia (Part II)
Naima, 8, is one of many small children in Korson Camp in Somalia who undertake adult tasks to help their internally displaced families.
Shouldering Malaria Burden
Beneath Dr. Guy Kasanka‘ s quiet exterior lies a bold dedication to the people of the Democratic. Republic of Congo, who suffer diseases of poverty such as malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS. Read ho ...
Clean Water and Good Health in Zimbabwe
Water and sanitation are key to good hygiene practices, and good hygiene practices promote good health. The Nyadire Connection and UMCOR are working together to ensure both at Nyadire United Methodist ...
UMCOR Responds to Typhoon Sendong
Typhoon Sendong struck last weekend in the Philippines sweeping away entire villages and leaving tens of thousands of people homeless.
Hope Restored
Disabled since birth, Joyce receives medical assistance from UMCOR which helps with the delivery of her baby girl in South Sudan.
Marking Eid after the Quake
For the people of eastern Turkey, today’s Eid-al-Adha feast will be celebrated in temporary shelters, after a powerful earthquake caused massive destruction October 23.
New Quake in Turkey
After a second earthquake in just over two weeks struck eastern Turkey last night, UMCOR is responding with its partners there.
Young Leaders Imagine No Malaria
The Imagine No Malaria campaign celebrates two young leaders in the struggle against a deadly but preventable disease.
Imagine No Malaria
Imagine No Malaria enters a new grant-making phase this month, the fruit of purposeful investment in the leadership and potential of Africa to eradicate malaria.
UMCOR Responds to Typhoon-Stricken Residents
UMCOR and partner Asuncion Perez Memorial Foundation distributed food and other aid to isolated villagers, survivors of back-to-back typhoons in the Philippines.
Digging into Recovery
UMCOR board of directors yesterday approved a significant grant in support of the “hard work of long-term recovery” in Alabama following last spring’s devastating tornadoes.
Japan Recovery Advances
Seven months after the triple disaster in Japan, UMCOR board of directors yesterday approved nearly $2 million in new funding for emergency needs and rebuilding.
Taking the Long Look
In a “historic” board of directors meeting yesterday, UMCOR adopted measures to bolster the organization and also released significant funding to propel disaster recovery in the US, Japan, and Haiti.
Multiplying Good Health in DRC
Ngoy Mwambay Martine is a community health worker in Democratic Republic of Congo. In an interview with UMCOR, she talks about her service and what it means for her, her family, and her community.
The Power of Connection
In Alabama, UMCOR and all of the United Methodist connection are helping communities recover from damage caused by devastating tornadoes last spring.
In the Nick of Time
The 10-Fold campaign concludes today with a look at UMCOR’s International Disaster Response work, which includes helping partners foresee and plan for emergencies.
Food and Medicine Needed After Quake
UMCOR is in conversation with partners in Turkey, seeking to respond to emergency needs following the 7.2-magnitude earthquake there that has caused injuries, deaths, and widespread destruction.
Floods Quietly Disrupt Life in El Salvador
Thousands of Salvadorans lost their homes earlier this month following seven straight days of torrential rain. UMCOR is helping families cope and rebuild.
A Bold Act of Compassion
Following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, UMCOR developed a multifaceted response in the United States and overseas, including a still ongoing program in Afghanistan.
Together Through Storm and Flood
During a lull in the rains that have lashed the East Coast and inland areas since Hurricane Irene lumbered through, personnel from UMCOR and the New York Annual Conference visited storm survivors and ...
Sending a Message of Help and Hope
UMCOR is responding to widespread flooding in the Susquehanna Annual Conference and elsewhere, a consequence of Tropical Storm Lee.