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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.