United Methodist Committee on Relief

  • 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.
  • 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 Mission in Zimbabwe.
  • Hope Restored - Disabled since birth, Joyce receives medical assistance from UMCOR which helps with the delivery of her baby girl in South Sudan.
  • 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 how Dr. Kasanka leads his community to work for their improved 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.