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UMCOR is helping to stem a cyclical outbreak of the deadly disease.
3 Jun 2014 DR Congo: Combating Cholera
UMCOR is helping to stem a cyclical outbreak of the deadly disease.
Program highlights of the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund as it celebrates its 10 years of supporting HIV and AIDS projects.
29 May 2014 United Methodist Global AIDS Fund: 10 Years and Running
Program highlights of the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund as it celebrates its 10 years of supporting HIV and AIDS projects.
Early Response Teams respond in a Florida community in the wake of Tropical Story Debby in 2012.
27 May 2014 Hurricane Season: Are You Ready?
Hurricane season begins June 1. Use this check list to see if you are prepared.
UMCOR Haiti’s Angeline Tirogene is accompanied by members of FEVODECA, a women’s business association participating in the PISANS program that is jointly funded by UMCOR and USAID.
22 May 2014 Haiti: Promoting Agriculture Through a ‘Farmer’s Market Day Fair’
A farmers market in Haiti links farmers to larger markets and promotes a center working to increase Haitian farmers’ agricultural capacity.
Sedrak (second from left) and Tatevik (third from the left) are among students receiving the necessary education, psychological support and nutritious meals they need at the Special School #3 in Gyumri City, Armenia.
22 May 2014 Armenia: Stepping in for Special Needs Children
UMCOR brings relief to special needs children in Armenia through basic food and material supplies.
Palestinian refugee children in their dilapidated kindergarten at Ein el-Hilweh camp, southern Lebanon, where new rehabilitation work is being funded by UMCOR.
20 May 2014 Lebanon: Healing the Hurt Among Refugee Children
UMCOR supports the rehabilitation of two preschools for refugee children residing in Lebanon camps.
May is Mental Health month.  Use these tools to care for your body, mind and soul.
15 May 2014 Ten Ways to Improve Your Mental Health
May is Mental Health month. Use these tools to care for your body, mind and soul.
The Rev. Tim Albright has been a volunteer chaplain since a mudslide occurred.
13 May 2014 After Mudslide, Spiritual Care is Vital
Local churches have offered prayers and hospitality in the wake of a devastating mudslide in Washington state.
Training to use fingerling netting in the fish-pond in UMCOR’s Yei compound, South Sudan.
8 May 2014 South Sudan: Fresh Food Source Despite Difficulties
Fish-farming holds considerable promise for food provision and income-generation among local communities in Yei County, South Sudan.
A grandmother in Nicaragua started growing her own food and helped her neighbors learn to grow food, too.
7 May 2014 Fair Trade Helps Sustain Families
Fair trade helps families find food security.
7 May 2014 Green Shoots, Deep Roots
‘Green shoots’ of hope rise in UMCOR’s work following the Typhoon Haiyan disaster in the Philippines.
In April, Francesco Paganini (right), UMCOR’s International Disaster Response executive, takes questions from Tanuan community members in a barangay (community) open meeting.
6 May 2014 Philippines: ‘Building Back Better’ Surges
UMCOR to provide 200 permanent new homes for families in the Philippines made homeless by Typhoon Haiyan.
1 May 2014 Recovery Underway at Vilonia UMC
Arkansas Conference ERTs respond to local disaster.
Village Livelihood Groups offer Sri Lankans reason to stay and build their own businesses rather than navigate the uncertain waters of migration to Australia.
1 May 2014 Sri Lanka: Village Livelihoods vs. Migration
Village Livelihood Groups in Sri Lanka help prevent risky migration to Australia by empowering individuals to build and manage small businesses.
1 May 2014 Assessing Relief, Recovery Needs
UMCOR-trained Early Response Teams assess relief needs days after tornadoes devastated parts of the US.
Isabel Gonzalez, a midwife with Acción Médica Cristiana, teaches women how to do regular pre-natal checkups.
1 May 2014 Survive and Thrive
An integrated approach to maternal and child health projects educate and empower women. Support this work in observance of Mother’s Day, May 11.
30 Apr 2014 Relief Kits for Tornado Survivors
Assembling relief kits is one way you can help tornado survivors right now.
29 Apr 2014 Preparedness, training: key to tornado response
Training and advance preparation are making for an effective, local response to a rash of tornadoes.
On April 17, 2013, a huge explosion in the town of West killed 15 people and damaged hundreds of homes.
29 Apr 2014 Texas Town Marks one Year Since Blast
On April 17, 2013, a huge explosion in the town of West killed 15 people and damaged hundreds of homes.
28 Apr 2014 Prayers and relief in wake of deadly storms
UMCOR is in contact with United Methodist conferences in the seven states affected by Sunday’s severe storms.
28 Apr 2014 United Methodist Women/UMCOR partnership announced at Assembly
UMCOR and UMW announce joint initiative on maternal health during the April 25-27 assembly in Kentucky.
UMCOR helped rehabilitate war-zone territories, including the rebuilding homes and communities.
24 Apr 2014 Legacy of Compassion in Afghanistan
After more than a decade of relief and development work in Afghanistan, UMCOR closes its country office, leaving behind a legacy of compassion.
In Jamkhed, India, an infant gets neonatal care through the Comprehensive Rural Health Project supported by UMCOR.
24 Apr 2014 Abundant Health through Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding during the first six months of a child’s life has benefits for both mother and child.
23 Apr 2014 Top Four Worst – and Best – Ways to Help After a Disaster
Be certain to couple your compassion with good judgment on the best ways to help disaster survivors.
Members of a United Methodist Volunteers in Mission Team from the Indiana Conference pose with homeowner Edward Ortiz (center) in front of the team's construction trailer in Minot, N.D. The team helped gut the interior of Ortiz' home and clean up. From left are Kelly Krause, Joe Minor, Ortiz, Tim Guth and the Rev. John Windell. UMNS/MIKE DUBOSE
23 Apr 2014 Three Years After Flood, Minot Keeps the Faith
Countless people of faith responded following historic flood.


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