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UMCOR shipped out nearly 400,000 relief kits to locations around the world in 2014.
11 Dec 2014 Health and School Kits Critically Low
Please help replenish UMCOR’s shelves.
10 Dec 2014 Hope Fulfilled
The Ebola epidemic in Liberia has cut short food supplies. An UMCOR grant helped Mother Mardee Kpoo feed her family.
Thousands of refugees stream across the Tigris River from Syria into Iraq. Photo: Galiya Gubaeva/UNHCR
10 Dec 2014 ‘Anonymous Holy Families’ of Syria
Half of Syria’s population has fled their homes over the course of three years of violent upheaval.
5 Dec 2014 Signs of Hope, Faith and Courage in the Midst of Ebola
Mary Zigbou, United Methodist missionary, shares an update about the Ebola crisis in Liberia.
4 Dec 2014 UMCOR Help Just in the Nick of Time
In the Rocky Mountain Conference, long-term recovery continues, following fierce flooding in Colorado in September 2013.
4 Dec 2014 Serving in Liberia
Priscilla Legay-Jaiah, UM missionary with Global Ministries, shares her gratitude for Ebola response supporters and shares an update.
Poised to break ground, from left to right: Bennie Druilhet, local businessman and former Sager Brown student; Jonathan Heltz, architect; Kathy Kraiza, executive director UMCOR Material Resources ministry; Rev. John Cannon, district superintendent of Acadiana District; Louisiana Conference Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey; UMCOR Deputy General Secretary Rev. J. Denise Honeycutt. PHOTO CREDIT: Linda Unger
4 Dec 2014 Legacy of ‘Sacrificial Love’ Continues
UMCOR breaks ground on new dorm named for Global Ministries executives who died in Haiti earthquake.
Rev. J. Denise Honeycutt (upper right) greets United Methodist conference (regional) coordinators of Disaster Response and Volunteers in Mission at the 2014 Disaster Academy at UMCOR Sager Brown in Baldwin, Louisiana. PHOTO CREDIT: Linda Unger
4 Dec 2014 Re-Visioning Disaster Response
Conference disaster response and UMVIM coordinators meet for annual Disaster Academy at UMCOR Sager Brown.
3 Dec 2014 UMC #GivingTuesday Shows the Strength of a Denomination United
United Methodists respond with extravagant generosity to UMC #GivingTuesday campaign.
Local artisans from a Tennessee church reached across the world.
25 Nov 2014 Local Artisans Reach Far at Algood UMC
Local artisans from a Tennessee church reached across the world.
One of the little beneficiaries of UMCOR’s layette kits at Pshatavan Primary Health Care Center in Armenia.
20 Nov 2014 Offering Help and Hope for 20 Years
Celebrating UMCOR Armenia’s 20 years of relief, help and hope.
18 Nov 2014 Liberia Partners in Mission Together
Participants from 14 annual conferences, including Global Ministries staff, gather at the Liberia Partners Summit to partner, intercede and support the country’s Ebola response.
In Pirkot, Pakistan, a beneficiary receives a Rainfresh unit provided by GlobalMedic and UMCOR.
18 Nov 2014 Help for Recovery after South Asia Floods
UMCOR and partners meet food and hygiene needs after South Asia’s worst monsoon caused devastating floods and landslides.
17 Nov 2014 The United Methodist Struggle Against Ebola in Sierra Leone
Faith community in Sierra Leone is deeply involved in grassroots efforts to stop the spread of Ebola.
17 Nov 2014 Sierra Leone Surgeon Has Died at US Hospital
Dr. Martin Salia, chief medical officer and surgeon at United Methodist Kissy Hospital in Freetown, died Nov. 17 from advanced Ebola.
14 Nov 2014 United Methodist Surgeon May Come to U.S. for Ebola Treatment
United Methodist Kissy Hospital surgeon may be coming to U.S. for Ebola treatment, but details have not been confirmed.
14 Nov 2014 Global Ministries Condemns Religious Persecution in Pakistan
United Methodist global mission agency expresses solidarity with Christian communities in Pakistan.
13 Nov 2014 Sierra Leone Hospital Closes After Doctor Gets Ebola
Kissy United Methodist Hospital closes after its chief medical officer and surgeon tests positive for Ebola.
A household latrine constructed in Ariath, Northern Bahr el Ghazal state, in South Sudan. PHOTO CREDIT: Tom Otieno
13 Nov 2014 We Can’t Wait: World Toilet Day
The lack of proper sanitation facilities causes 1.8 million preventable deaths each year.
12 Nov 2014 As a Medical Disaster, Ebola Calls for New Strategies
Five months after Ebola began to escalate in West Africa, United Methodists have refined the tactics they hope will slow it to a halt: protection, education, support and prayer.
Survivors may need emotional and spiritual care years after a disaster strikes. PHOTO CREDIT: Noel Denison
11 Nov 2014 'Being There to Listen'
After a disaster, survivors aren’t looking for answers so much as for a chance to tell their story.
6 Nov 2014 Missionaries Return to Liberia
Three Global Ministries missionaries will support the United Methodist response to the Ebola outbreak.
6 Nov 2014 Global Hand Washing Day in Haiti
Partnership was a central theme of the day, which promotes health and hygiene through hand washing.
Roger Modesto and his family have a more storm-resistant home, thanks to generous support from United Methodists through UMCOR. Modesto’s  previous home was destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan.
4 Nov 2014 Firm Foundations, One Year After Philippines Typhoon
After 2013 typhoon, Filipino town sees new homes, stronger community.
30 Oct 2014 White House Discusses Ebola with Faith Groups
At a White House event, General Secretary Thomas Kemper joins delegates of 15 faith-based organizations to discuss Ebola response.

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