UMCOR

United Methodist Committee on Relief

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  • Connecting Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security - International development ministries of the United Methodist Committee on Relief include sustainable agricultural methods and food security. Stories from Haiti, the DR Congo, and Zimbabwe.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Reaching Vulnerable Populations in Peru - In mid-March 2017, Peru experienced torrential rainfall, swelling the rivers and causing flash floods and landslides. Much of the northern and western region of the country...
  • Reducing the Risk of Disaster - Vulnerable communities can take proactive steps to reduce the damage from storms and other hazards by assessing their risks and developing strategic plans before disasters happen--Yovanna Troansky, UMCOR’s director for Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • Seven Years of UMCOR Response in Haiti - Over the last seven years, UMCOR has had the privilege of working with the Haitian community to develop resilience after the January 12, 2010 earthquake...
  • 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 sanitation facilities.
  • UMCOR International Development - Javed Sheikh, UMCOR’s interim director for International Programs, summarizes some of the most recent activities of UMCOR’s five country offices.
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