United Methodist Committee on Relief

  • A Place to Call Home - During the 1980s, Juma Gul and his family fled to Pakistan from Afghanistan, hoping to escape violence and war. Just over three years ago, the family returned to their village in Kabul province.
  • Emerging from the Floods in Pakistan - “The people who were very poor in Pakistan were made poorer by last year’s flooding there,” said David Sadoo, International Disaster Response executive for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). “Lay that natural disaster on top of already existing security issues, and it’s a very difficult situation.”
  • HIV in Myanmar: “I am not useless” - In a country where the challenges for the poor can seem unfathomably complex, one of the brightest spots can be found in the vision of an unlikely leader: Naw Shé Wah.
  • Investing in Life: A Microcredit Program in Haiti - For about 18 years, Eglise Methodiste d’Haiti (EMH, Methodist Church of Haiti) has operated a microcredit program in the town of Petit Goave, 43 miles from Port-au-Prince, in Haiti.
  • Moringa, the "Miracle Tree" is launched in Sierra Leone - Imagine a tree in your backyard that meets all your nutritional needs, takes care of you medicinally, and purifies your water for you. This tree actually exists.
  • Myanmar: Empowering Sex Workers to Prevent HIV - Ma Thaw is a local community activist in Yangon, Myanmar. She uses drama and her network of friends to promote health and reverse discrimination in her community.
  • UMCOR Armenia Anti-Human-Trafficking Project FAQ - UMCOR’s victim assistance program in Armenia is the only program in the country that provides long-term, comprehensive reintegration services to women, children, and men victims of human trafficking.