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“Today, with my production, I am a happy woman,” says Beatrice Monga.  PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy of Foods Resource Bank.
23 Sep 2014 Agriculture Training in DR Congo
One mother learns new ways to feed her family, and then passes on the gift.
Sargis Hejejyan (left) and Sveta Yegiazaryan enjoy their elder years together at an UMCOR-supported home for the aged near the Armenian capital. PHOTO CREDIT: Anahit Gasparyan
18 Sep 2014 Celebrating Age in Armenia
Despite losses, elderly couple find comfort, hope and joy at UMCOR-supported home.
16 Sep 2014 United Methodists' Work on Flood Recovery Continues
Local Colorado newspaper highlights UMCOR, Rocky Mountain Conference disaster recovery work.
Bishop Minerva Carcano meets and talks with children who have traveled across the border.  PHOTO CREDIT: Mike DuBose, UMNS
16 Sep 2014 Many Help Care for Migrant Children
UMCOR is part of a whole-Church effort to respond to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S. border.
12 Sep 2014 Sierra Leone Health Workers Receiving Support
Sierra Leone Annual Conference steps up efforts to support health workers caring for Ebola patients.
UMCOR partnered with the U.S. Department of State to provide medicines and equipment to institutions in need in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. PHOTO CREDIT: James Rollins
11 Sep 2014 Operation Provide Hope Completes Its Mission
A veterans’ hospital in Tblisi, Georgia, was one beneficiary of a decades-long medical commodities program.
Armen Saghatelyan (left) receives guidance from UMCOR's beekeeping consultant.
11 Sep 2014 Sweet Gratitude from Armenia
Thanks to UMCOR and FRB partnership, farmers in Armenia gain new skills for greater food security.
9 Sep 2014 Prayer for New College Bird Rededication
The 175-year-old Methodist academic institution was severely damaged in the 2010 earthquake and rebuilt.
Displaced Crimean children take language and arts classes at a welcome center in Kyiv, capital of Ukraine. PHOTO CREDIT: Nazar Yatsyshyn
9 Sep 2014 Ukraine: Support for the Uprooted
UMCOR is working with the United Methodist Church of Eurasia to provide emergency support for Ukrainians displaced by conflict.
A child plays in the Juckucha river downstream of the mine drainage.
4 Sep 2014 Clean Water for Potosí
UMCOR partner Engineers in Action is helping to clean up polluted and toxic rivers in Bolivia.
 In August, Greg Forrester, UMCOR’s US Disaster Response executive, returns to the work close to his heart.
3 Sep 2014 'Put Me To Work'
UMCOR’s Greg Forrester returns to his UMVIM roots providing hands-on assistance in Galena, Alaska, recovery.
“Without volunteers such as this team of skilled craftsman, Galena would not be as far along in long-term recovery,” said FEMA representatives.
2 Sep 2014 FEMA Grateful for Volunteer Impact
Why FEMA loves volunteers.
28 Aug 2014 Mission Concerns for Refugees and Human Rights in Iraq
Global Ministries advocates for those besieged by extremist forces and, with UMCOR, assists displaced minorities.
Dr. Alber Willicor, United Methodist missionary, consults a nurse on a patient’s treatment at Ganta Hospital in Liberia
28 Aug 2014 UMCOR Responds with Thoughtful Urgency to Ebola Outbreak
UMCOR works with local partners to provide high-quality, needed supplies in response to the epidemic.
28 Aug 2014 Border Visit Brings Immigration Crisis into Focus
United Methodists learn the facts about the border crisis in a meeting underwritten by UMCOR and United Methodist Women.
Lou Gagnon and Gene Crozier bid farewell as Crozier returns to active duty with the U.S. Navy.
26 Aug 2014 U.S. Navy Serviceman Uses Leave to Volunteer
Volunteers choose “helping” vacation.
Brian Settle (left) gets some construction tips from volunteer Warren Kirk.
25 Aug 2014 'We Were Totally Devastated'
United Methodist volunteers and other faith groups assist in Galena, Alaska, recovery.
21 Aug 2014 Ebola Quarantine Sparks Violent Protests
Julu Swen, communication director for the Liberia Annual (regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church reports.
Signs depict accessibility options at Mission u. PHOTO CREDIT: Karen H. Prevatt
21 Aug 2014 Mission u: The Church and People with Disabilities
Intensive studies bring a surge in disability awareness across the connection.
20 Aug 2014 Bishop Ward Offers Pastoral Response to the Ebola Crisis
The president of Global Ministries describes the unique role of The United Methodist Church in responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
20 Aug 2014 UMCOR to Receive Methodist Healthcare Honor
One of six recipients of the annual Living Awards, UMCOR will be honored for its work implementing Imagine No Malaria.
Roger Modesta and his five year old daughter, Lorraine sit in their new house, made possible through the UMCOR rebuilding project. Their home in Calogcog, a barangay (community) of the Philippine municipality of Tanauan in Leyte Province, was destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Photo: Melissa Hinnen
19 Aug 2014 Philippines: New UMCOR Homes for Typhoon Survivors
Typhoon survivors in the Philippines prepare to move into new homes constructed by UMCOR.
With your help, UMCOR will reach 50,000 children in Haiti with school and health kits.
19 Aug 2014 School, Health Kits Needed for Haiti
Can you help UMCOR reach 50,000 children in Haiti?
Tim Thayer and the Rev. Warren Kirk, both from the Hope United Methodist Church in Indiana, chat about what they’ve learned through many years of serving on volunteer teams. Photo: Susan Kim
18 Aug 2014 What Makes A Good Volunteer?
Do you have what it takes to hit the road as a volunteer?
This photo, taken some years ago, shows students singing during class in the Southern Sudanese village of Mankaro. The school was constructed by the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).
14 Aug 2014 Schooling for Girls in South Sudan
UMCOR helps transform the lives of South Sudanese children through its Girls Education in South Sudan program.

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