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UMCOR is working in partnership with the Malawi United Methodist Church in a project focusing on the Madisi area in Malawi’s central region of Dowa. The partnership is ensuring delivery of dry rations like maize, beans, and salt to families in need. Photo: Hugo Ngwira
31 Mar 2016 Malawi: Drought Need Not Equal Famine
Countering hunger by way of dry rations in times of crop failure and drought in Malawi.
In South Carolina, thousands of homes need repairs after damaging floods last fall. Photo: Jessica Brodie
29 Mar 2016 South Carolina Needs Volunteers
Volunteers are needed for flood recovery in South Carolina, which may take three years.
29 Mar 2016 Easter Attack on Pakistan’s Christians
Church of Pakistan leaders pray for an end to religious extremism after terrorist attack on a large number of Christians and those of other faiths.
29 Mar 2016 Hope for the Long Haul
As solutions for the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, are being explored, relief for its residents continue.
28 Mar 2016 Statement on the Pakistan Attack
General Secretary Thomas Kemper expresses solidarity with the Church of Pakistan, and to the families of those killed or injured in the recent Pakistan attack.
A child plays in a preschool in Ein El Helweh camp in Lebanon. UMCOR partnered with American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) to repair, repaint, and refurnish the preschools in Burj El Barajneh and Ein El Helweh camps to benefit Syrian refugee children.
24 Mar 2016 The UMCOR Hotline for March 24, 2016
UMCOR Grants Support Rebuilding and Recovery; Media: UMCOR Syria Relief
23 Mar 2016 UMCOR Takes Stock, Looks to the Future
UMCOR has tripled its response to disasters large and small around the world.
In Uganda, UMCOR’s partner, Whave, helps communities engage in public-private partnerships that ensure clean water flows reliably.  Photo: Emma Goring
22 Mar 2016 “Wait Until It Breaks?” Not in Uganda
Clean water flows in Uganda.
In the Dominican Republic, one vulnerable area for disaster is the Municipio Las Terrenas, where houses are situated by the river. During rainy season, the river bank overflows affecting villagers’ homes, causing loss of life, and damage to property.
17 Mar 2016 Dominican Republic: Improving Conditions, Preventing Disasters
UMCOR is working with Fundación Plenitud in the Dominican Republic to develop an effective community preparedness plan to reduce Las Terrenas’ vulnerability to flooding.
(Center) Yovanna Troansky, UMCOR’s disaster risk reduction executive, assists a team working on mock assessments of disaster risk during the UMCOR International Disaster Response training in Grenada, Feb. 22-26, 2016. The training provided disaster planning skills to UMCOR’s Caribbean partners.
15 Mar 2016 UMCOR Hosts Disaster Training in Caribbean
Partners from 13 Caribbean islands gather for UMCOR’s fifth International Disaster Response training in Grenada.
A child plays in a preschool in Ein El Helweh camp in Lebanon. UMCOR partnered with American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) to repair, repaint and refurnish the preschools in Burj El Barajneh and Ein El Helweh camps to benefit Syrian refugee children. Photo: ANERA
10 Mar 2016 Light in the Darkness in Syria
A look at UMCOR’s support of displaced populations affected by the Syria conflict, which is now entering its sixth year of war.
World Water Day Meme
10 Mar 2016 The UMCOR Hotline for March 10, 2016
Media: Yei’s Voice; Resource: World Water Day, March 22
A special focus of the pilot project in South Sudan will be to empower Lasu communities to become participants in the planning and development of their own community needs. Photo: Hannah Hanson
8 Mar 2016 Churches Called to Support South Sudan Development
Saratoga Springs UMC kicks-off support for new UMCOR South Sudan development project.
Gambian women cultivate nutritional food crops in a communal kitchen garden. Photo: Concern Universal
3 Mar 2016 Gambia: Maximizing Food’s Potential
UMCOR helps to enhance food production for local farmers in Gambia by improving the quality of their soil.
The congregation of First United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls has a sense of mission on many levels. They are encouraged to give and support One Great Hour of Sharing, but they also get involved with UMCOR’s work through the assembling of relief supplies. Photo: Lynne Jones
1 Mar 2016 Churches Connect for “One Great Hour”
One Great Hour of Sharing is March 6.
26 Feb 2016 Clean Water for Suffering Texas Community
UMCOR helps the North Texas Conference bring clean drinking water to a community in need outside Dallas.
25 Feb 2016 In Armenia: Miracles Happen
A story of hope after sexual slavery.
Va, a graduate of Davuilevu Theological College of the Methodist Church in Fiji, serves as a chaplain for high school students at a Methodist school. This is her home after Cyclone Winston.
25 Feb 2016 UMCOR prepares Fiji response
UMCOR is working with partners to respond to last weekend’s category 5 storm, Cyclone Winston.
Bishop Hee-Soo Jung (center), president of UMCOR’s board of directors, cuts the ceremonial ribbon to the San Jose evacuation shelter.
24 Feb 2016 The UMCOR Hotline for February 24, 2016
Media: Philippines Shelter Completion; Resource: One Great Hour of Sharing, March 6
UMCOR completes its final evacuation shelter in the Philippines and celebrates with a handover ceremony.
23 Feb 2016 Philippines: Community Celebrates New Shelter
UMCOR completes its final evacuation shelter in the Philippines and celebrates with a handover ceremony.
UMCOR is helping more communities than ever before gain access to clean water. Photo: Mike Barbee
19 Feb 2016 Water is a Human Right
How does UMCOR WASH work?
Volunteers at the UMCOR Sager Brown Depot help sort relief-supply kits. Photo: Amy Fuselier.
16 Feb 2016 Relief Kits: Small Efforts Add Up
A little relief in the form of a kit can go a long way.
Regular maintenance and ongoing stewardship of the drainage channel in Kraljevo, Serbia, will help reduce the impact of future floods. Photo: International Orthodox Christian Charities
11 Feb 2016 Serbia: Reducing Risk and Building Resilience
UMCOR and partner work to help Serbia reduce its future vulnerability to flooding.
Early Response Teams respond when they are deployed by their conference.
10 Feb 2016 The UMCOR Hotline for February 10, 2016
News: UMCOR Disaster Response Training; Resource: One Great Hour of Sharing, March 6
UMCOR training is helping strengthen long-term recovery after the Butte Fire in California. Photo: Adam DuBrowa/FEMA
9 Feb 2016 UMCOR Trainings Are a Staple for Disaster Recovery
What you need to know about UMCOR disaster response training.


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