United Methodist Committee on Relief

  • Disaster Response Has Its Own Timing - Five months after the massive earthquake and tsunamis in Japan, UMCOR is helping the Japanese people breathe fresh life into their recovery and rehabilitaion efforts.
  • Drought just one factor in Horn of Africa Crisis - United Methodist Missionary Paul Jeffrey recently returned from the Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya, where he traveled for ACT Alliance and UMCOR. Read his observations on the severe drought in the Horn of Africa.
  • Impact of Hurricane Irene Not Over Yet - With severe flooding continuing in New Jersey, Vermont, and other areas, the impact of Hurricane Irene is far from over. UMCOR is responding with emergency grants to affected conferences.
  • Maximizing Resources for a Better Life - Karina Mikaelyan, 46, lives in the mountainous region of Semyonovka, Armenia. She is the primary caretaker for her four daughters and a son, two grandchildren, and her husband, who is unable to walk because of injuries he sustained during the war.
  • Not Without Hope: Step by Step Recovery for Trafficked Survivors - Staff Psychologist Liudmila Badaylan, UMCOR Armenia, says communication and relationship building are among the first steps toward recovery for survivors of trafficking. Learn how she helps survivors on their road to recovery.
  • Surviving the Drought, and Preparing for the Next One - UMCOR partner Church World Service has been working with local communities in rural Kenya to provide water-capture systems that in the midst of today’s drought are helping the communities survive.
  • UMCOR Salutes Hispanic/Latino Group - Rev. Cynthia F. Harvey, UMCOR's top executive, celebrated with members of the United Methodist association of Hispanics and Latinos on the occasion of the group’s fortieth anniversary founding of MARCHA.