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UMCOR News Stories

29 Jul 2015 Food Aid for Yemen
In this video, UMCOR partner Muslim Aid chronicles food aid support for thousands of families affected by conflict in Yemen.
28 Jul 2015 In Italy, A Migrant's Story
Relying on her faith, Mariama survives shipwreck and brings her young children to a new life.
Ricardo Condori, Engineers in Action project director for the UMCOR-funded cleanup work in Potosi, Bolivia, points out toxic flow in the Juckucha River. Photo: Mike Barbee
28 Jul 2015 A Treated River in Bolivia Shows Visible Improvement
UMCOR and Engineers in Action tackle poisonous pollution in a Bolivian mining area, and now some 90,000 people are seeing their health prospects improve.
The Jhang district in Pakistan is an area prone to floods due to monsoon rains. Here, a number of people travel by boat to reach their destination.
23 Jul 2015 UMCOR Broadens its Scope of Support to Pakistan Partner
UMCOR provides training on disaster-risk reduction, but also includes water, sanitation and hygiene and agricultural development support for disaster-prone Jhang district in Pakistan.
Young people from Kansas apply a fresh coat of paint on flood-damaged buildings in Colorado.   Photo: First UMC of Lawrence Youth Group
21 Jul 2015 Young Kansas Volunteers Go from Recovery to Response
Young volunteers from Lawrence First UMC in Kansas help with Colorado flood recovery and unexpectedly became first responders due to new floods.
VBS Children in Texas Raise Nearly $1,500 for Nepal
16 Jul 2015 VBS Children in Texas Raise Nearly $1,500 for Nepal
How hundreds of children learned to climb Mount Everest while learning a valuable lesson on giving.
14 Jul 2015 Food Vouchers Offer Choice for Sicily’s Migrants
UMCOR is helping to meet the emergency needs of new arrivals in Sicily, Italy, through a voucher system that gives migrants food choices and values their dignity.
14 Jul 2015 UMCOR Volunteers Help Farmer Rebuild After Floods, Tornado
In Berthoud, Colorado, United Methodist volunteers in the spirit of UMCOR, help a neighbor clear out debris after two devastating disasters.
Youths from Savannah UMC in Savannah, Missouri, present UMCOR Technical Officer Mike Barbee with a $300 check. The youths raised the money to support UMCOR’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene work.  BANNER PHOTO CREDIT: Hannah Hanson
9 Jul 2015 UMCOR Celebrates with Youths at Y15
UMCOR shared with more than 4,000 young people its work to alleviate suffering around the world.
9 Jul 2015 Fire Protection for Northern Cheyenne Community
UMCOR grants to the Rocky Mountain Conference assists the Northern Cheyenne Reservation with a fire engine and the construction of fire engine garages across the reservation.
A volunteer team pauses in their work on a flood-damaged home in Colorado.  PHOTO CREDIT: Charmaine Robled
7 Jul 2015 Volunteers Needed!
To Do List: 1) Volunteer…
7 Jul 2015 Church Delivers Food, Water in Wake of Ebola
The United Methodist Church in Liberia is providing hot meals, food and building wells.
7 Jul 2015 Youths Support Flood Recovery in Rocky Mountain Conference
Lawrence, Kansas, youth group give their all to helping flood survivors in Colorado.
Grassroots International Group, Brazil. Photo: Grassroots International.
2 Jul 2015 UMCOR Aids Brazil Farmers
Impoverished farmers gain title to land and employ sustainable, earth-friendly farming methods.
30 Jun 2015 The Fun UMCOR Had at Youth 2015
UMCOR went to Youth 2015, a United Methodist event for middle and high schoolers. See what we did!
Villagers in India cleaned a pond and, at the same time, made themselves less vulnerable to disaster. PHOTO CREDIT: Satyajit Das
30 Jun 2015 Youth in India Inspire Others to Action in Reducing Disaster Risk
Youths motivate a village, and women come out in force to help reduce disaster risk.
Santino Garang Maduok, UMCOR South Sudan hygiene promotion officer, facilitates a CLTS session in a community in Northern Bahr el Gazal state, mapping out OD areas and their relationship to other village activities. PHOTO CREDIT: Mike Barbee
25 Jun 2015 Communities in South Sudan Work Together for Healthier Sanitation
Communities identify and remedy sanitation issues, a pathway to improved health and well-being.
The North Texas Conference trucked more than 14,500 health kits to the UMCOR Sager Brown supply depot. PHOTO CREDIT: Marji Bishir Hill
23 Jun 2015 North Texas Surpasses Relief-Kit Challenge Goal
Can your conference rise to a kit challenge?
18 Jun 2015 Alaska Fires: God Is Present
Global Ministries church and community worker Fran Lynch offers firsthand account of fires raging outside of Anchorage, Alaska.
This drawing will soon be reality.  By the end of the summer, a complete storm shelter in one Alabama community will protect nearly 500 people.
16 Jun 2015 Cal-Pac Prepares for 2017 Disaster Risk Reduction Training
Churches are buying into disaster risk reduction and recognizing the ways they can reduce disaster risk.
Internally displaced families in Yemen’s main port city of Aden. Photo: IRIN
11 Jun 2015 UMCOR Helps 5000 People Receive Food Aid in Yemen
In the midst of conflict, UMCOR helps ensure families have food.
Nepalese children begin returning to school in early June, so the distribution of school kits to 4,000 young people with support from UMCOR and IsraAID will make a big difference. Photo: Education International (Creative Commons License)
9 Jun 2015 UMCOR and Partners Meet a Variety of Nepal Recovery Needs
UMCOR has so far provided about $625,000 in relief aid after a devastating earthquake.
Kima (left) and Ararat Mkrtchyans learned recently to keep bees—and benefited from the nutritious honey the bees produced. PHOTO CREDIT: UMCOR Armenia
4 Jun 2015 UMCOR Helps Armenian Elderly Harvest Honey for Improved Nutrition
Elderly couple benefits from UMCOR, FRB partnership for improved nutrition and, in the process, discover new opportunities to share their joy.
3 Jun 2015 ‘Food for Thought’ Program Helps Build Community Between Refugees and United Methodists in Tucson
Support from an UMCOR refugee ministry grant helps make the program possible.
2 Jun 2015 Supporting Community Life in Afghanistan
For nearly 50 years, United Methodists have partnered with Afghans and other groups on community development needs, despite war and political turmoil.

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