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UMCOR News Stories 2017

UMCOR's work in the Philippines
The impact of UMCOR's continued work in the Philippines
Puerto Rican Methodists Find Strength in God Despite Massive Hurricane
On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria wrecked the building of La Iglesia Metodista Peña de Horeb in Palo Seco, Puerto Rico, destroying the structure but not the church...
Advocacy for Our Neighbors
United Methodists respond to Trump administration decision to end DACA.
A Message from Bishop Hee-Soo Jung
“In this season of Thanksgiving, give special thanks to our global connectional witness, particularly the blessing that is UMCOR.” Read Bishop Jung’s letter to the United Methodist Church.
UMCOR Advance Response Team Assisting in Puerto Rico
UMCOR Advance Response Team Assisting in Puerto Rico
Safe Water for Mayan Communities in Guatemala
Before UMCOR and Asociación Bienestar Progreso Desarollo, Maria and other Mayan families collected contaminated water. Now, they enjoy clean, safe water at home and a better life.
UMCOR Team Bound for Puerto Rico
Bishop Hector Ortiz of the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico has invited UMCOR to assist in the development of short-term and long-term plans for hurricane response and recovery.
ROHINGYA REFUGEE CRISIS: Global agencies unite to respond and raise awareness of humanitarian catastrophe
We are committed to standing together in solidarity as Methodist and affiliated international development and relief agencies bringing urgent emergency assistance to the Rohingya people fleeing violen ...
UMCOR Responds to Rohingya Refugee Crisis
The migrant crisis in Asia continues to escalate as more tragedies among Myanmar’s ethnic minority population, Rohingya Muslims, are exposed. Learn how UMCOR is responding.
UMCOR Grants to Boost Hurricane Relief Efforts
United Methodist Board of Global Ministries approves $7 million for 2017 hurricanes and other U.S. disasters...
When Disaster Strikes, UMCOR is the Last to Leave
When disasters overwhelm a community's ability to recover on its own, UMCOR partners with local United Methodist churches and other organizations to facilitate complete restoration.
Standing in Solidarity with Puerto Rico
The 2017 hurricane season caused Puerto Rico unprecedented levels of destruction, devastating the lives of millions of people and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless and displaced.
5 Things You Can Do
Learn how you and your church can respond to current disasters and support UMCOR’s efforts.
UMCOR Responds to Earthquakes in Mexico
UMCOR is communication with its partners in the impacted region, including the local Methodist Church, and is ready to support with relief efforts.
Responding to Northwest Forest Fires
UMCOR is in communication with Conference Disaster Response Coordinators in the northwest who are monitoring active forest fires.
Building a Vibrant National Immigrant Justice Ministry
Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) presents six stories from its offices across the United States.
UMCOR Responds to Hurricane Maria
UMCOR is in communications with its partners in the Caribbean region and is ready to provide relief to survivors of hurricane Maria.
UMCOR Responds to Disasters Around the World in 2017
In the wake of recent disasters in the United States and internationally, UMCOR is working with its partners to meet the needs of those in impacted areas.
UMCOR Responds to Hurricane Irma
UMCOR is working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief to those impacted by hurricane Irma.
UMCOR Responds to Harvey
UMCOR is working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief to the many survivors of hurricane Harvey.
Syrian Refugees Receive Relief in Lebanon
Half of Syrian refugees are between the ages of 10 and 24, and most are forced to drop out of school due to the crisis. To reach these children, UMCOR provided 45,000 Syrian children with relief suppl ...
Responding to Mudslides in Sierra Leone
On Monday, August 14, 2017, Sierra Leone experienced torrential rain, triggering a series of heavy floods and mudslides in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone.
New Class of EarthKeepers Prepares to Launch Creation Care Projects
Are you called to a vocation of creation care? United Methodists attend EarthKeepers, a training established as a response to the growing awareness of creation care and environmental justice.
Foundational To Mission
Accompaniment and welcome are foundational to mission in the Christian faith—from New World Outlook’s editor, Christie R. House.
Migrants and the Gospel
Thomas Kemper considers the ways in which migrants, past and present, spread the message of the gospel.