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Kangama Farmers Association in Sierra Leone helped neighbors survive when food shortages set in.
22 Sep 2015 Feeding the Hungry During Ebola Crisis
Kangama Farmers Association in Sierra Leone helped neighbors survive when food shortages set in.
18 Sep 2015 UMCOR School Kits Reach Refugees in Lebanon
The relief supply kits will help Palestinian refugee children from Syria continue their studies.
UMCOR supports programs that help meet the needs of migrant children. Photo: David Farley
17 Sep 2015 ‘Resilient and Amazing’
Migrant children aren’t just numbers.
16 Sep 2015 Welcoming Refugees as ‘Fellow Pilgrims’ in Europe
As refugees continue to trek across Europe, Methodist leaders are recognizing that church members there may “experience and interpret” the effects of that migration in different ways.
General Secretary Thomas Kemper draws from Mathew 25:35b, as he shares how the church, humanitarian organizations, and the government are responding to the migration crisis in Europe.
11 Sep 2015 Welcoming the Stranger: Difficult and Necessary
General Secretary Thomas Kemper draws from Mathew 25:35b, as he shares how the church, humanitarian organizations, and the government are responding to the migration crisis in Europe.
11 Sep 2015 European Refugee Aid Goes Beyond Food
Supporting the relief efforts of UMCOR is one way for the denomination as a whole to respond to Europe’s refugee crisis, says Thomas Kemper, top executive of the United Methodist Board of Global Minis ...
Two members from the Savings Group “Djromawuton” in the village of Sahoro in Bénin, wash their hands before a meeting. The practice began as a way to prevent Ebola and continues for disease prevention and hygiene purposes. PHOTO CREDIT: Freedom from Hunger
10 Sep 2015 Women in Bénin Share Lifesaving Practice
They have learned the importance of handwashing to prevent illness.
Volunteers ready a shipment of UMCOR school kits and health kits for shipment to Haiti.   PHOTO CREDIT: Ted Warnock
8 Sep 2015 Relief Supplies Provide Real Help for People in Need
How can you help provide UMCOR relief supplies to communities in need?
3 Sep 2015 Coping with Europe's Migration Crisis
United Methodists find both a challenge and a blessing in providing support and advocacy for global migrants.
UMCOR partnered with ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid) in Lebanon to provide Palestinian Syrian refugee children with rehabilitated preschools. The revitalized space offered a safer and more secure environment for children, parents and teachers.
3 Sep 2015 Ensuring Education in Emergencies
Once immediate needs are met after a disaster, parents turn attention to children’s education.
Early Response Teams respond when they are deployed by their conference. PHOTO CREDIT: Billy Robinson
1 Sep 2015 Churches More Prepared Than Ever for Disasters
Ready or not, there will be a next emergency.
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27 Aug 2015 UMCOR Holds Training in Africa
More than 25 people from 11 African nations learn humanitarian principles in a training hosted by UMCOR in Zimbabwe.
26 Aug 2015 Relief for those fleeing Washington fires
The situation wrought by the fires in the U.S. Northwest is changing daily.
A member of one of UMCOR Armenia’s Mobile Medical Teams attends to a patient. PHOTO CREDIT: UMCOR Armenia
26 Aug 2015 Study Shows UMCOR Armenia Health Program Gets Results
The program, focused on HIV/AIDS, STIs, and TB, often exceeded targets, the evaluation said.
25 Aug 2015 9th Ward Church Endures After Katrina
The 9th Ward has gone from the most populous ward in New Orleans to a ghost town, but Hartzell United Methodist Church endures.
25 Aug 2015 Slideshow: Katrina Then and Now
Photographer Mike DuBose takes a visual trip back in time to 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and compares the devastation then to the recovery that is still in progress.
25 Aug 2015 From Katrina to Detroit: New Collaborations
After severe 2014 flooding in Detroit, responders draw on Hurricane Katrina connections.
25 Aug 2015 Mission Reborn from Katrina’s Destruction
From the depths of the 2005 hurricane that caused massive damage and suffering along the Gulf Coast, new United Methodist ministries arose.
25 Aug 2015 Volunteers Put Lives, Homes Back Together After Katrina
In the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, tens of thousands of volunteers have repaired nearly 2,500 homes and countless dreams in Slidell, La.
In the town of Waveland, Miss., only one building was left standing on Main Street. FEMA/Annette Foglino
20 Aug 2015 A Time of Terror — and Caring — After Katrina
Hurricane Katrina brought a new set of rules for response among faith-based and voluntary agencies.
Nepalese school students enjoy purified water provided through an UMCOR-supported program of partnership with GlobalMedic. Photo: GlobalMedic
18 Aug 2015 Building Up Capacity of Local Partners in Nepal
UMCOR continues to work with, and build the capacity of several partners, to meet the needs of Nepal earthquake survivors.
Hundreds of homes in Oklahoma still need to be mucked out.  PHOTO CREDIT: Richard Norman
13 Aug 2015 Long-Term Recovery Begins after Severe Flooding in Oklahoma
Thousands in need in Oklahoma after record rainfall caused severe flooding.
A recently completed community evacuation shelter on the Eastern Visayas University campus near Tanauan, Philippines. It will serve surrounding populations during future emergencies, and is part of an UMCOR-supported integrated, community-based disaster risk reduction program. PHOTO CREDIT:  Yovanna Troansky
11 Aug 2015 UMCOR Completes Two Community Storm Shelters in the Philippines
UMCOR is helping at-risk communities protect themselves from typhoons and other hazards.
Hundreds of homes were damaged in central Texas during spring flooding.  PHOTO CREDIT: Laraine Waughtal
6 Aug 2015 Interreligious Partners Unite for Disaster Recovery in Texas
United Methodist conferences expand UMCOR resources as they connect with each other.
5 Aug 2015 A Flood of Hope
After devastating 2014 floods, Camp Noah gave Detroit children space to dream and look to the future.

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