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UMCOR News Stories

27 May 2015 UMCOR Supports Conference Flood Relief in Texas, Oklahoma
After severe weather caused widespread damage and casualties, UMCOR has issued emergency grants to the responding conferences.
Families gather at the North Hills United Methodist Mission Church in the San Fernando Valley for an immigration legal help clinic. Photo: David Farley
26 May 2015 “You Are Not Alone” Helps Churches Connect with Migrant Children
An UMCOR-supported program helps operate healing camps and retreat programs for migrant children.
21 May 2015 Responding to a Disaster Requires Patience, Process
After spring storms in Texas, the Central Texas Annual Conference offers insight into its response and offers ways the church can help following a disaster.
An training by UMCOR partner Muslim Aid inspired school staff in a primary school in Bangladesh to establish a small committee to manage disaster risk reduction issues by analyzing risks in the school building. PHOTO CREDIT: Muslim Aid
21 May 2015 Disaster Risk Reduction, a Good Investment
Disaster risk reduction saves lives and money.
A displaced family in Iraq receives UMCOR hygiene kits and other basic necessities such shampoo, blankets, and diapers for newborn needs.
19 May 2015 UMCOR and Partners Supply Basic Needs to Families in Syria and Iraq
UMCOR and partners provide relief to displaced families in Syria and Iraq due to the continuing crisis there.
14 May 2015 UMCOR Continues Aid for U.S. Tornado Damage
UMCOR responds to an EF-2 tornado which struck Nashville, Arkansas, and provides assistance for Texas tornado damage.
New crops are growing — and so is a stronger sense of trust -- in the rural communities surrounding Kamina. PHOTO CREDIT: Margot Bokanga
14 May 2015 Mothers Are Vital to DRC Food Security
Enough food—and a sense of trust.
12 May 2015 U.S. Tornado Losses Include Two from Texas Church
Twisters in Van, Texas, cause damage and takes the lives of United Methodists David and Brenda Tapley.
A woman in Nepal drinks recently purified water thanks to UMCOR implementing partner GlobalMedic.
8 May 2015 UMCOR Ramps Up its Nepal Response Through Partners
UMCOR supports on-the-ground partners in Nepal who can provide quick-acting assistance for earthquake survivors.
UMCOR’s support of Prosperity Catalyst is helping women in Haiti assess their business opportunities.
7 May 2015 Candle-Making in Haiti Creates Opportunities for Women
New businesses bud in Haiti through UMCOR-supported candle-making enterprise.
7 May 2015 Neighbors Don't Forget Neighbors
UMCOR helps counties in southeastern Michigan rebuild water-ravaged communities after last August floods.
7 May 2015 Nepal Church Bulletin
Download and share this Nepal church bulletin for ways to meet the practical needs of communities impacted by the April 25 earthquake.
5 May 2015 In Liberia, Helping Vulnerable People Fight Ebola
In a border town, UMCOR support for elderly and persons living with disabilities was invaluable.
5 May 2015 Nepal Relief Challenge: Accessing Rural Villages
United Methodist missionaries report extensive damage outside of Kathmandu and difficulty in getting food and shelter supplies to earthquake survivors.
GlobalMedic volunteers prepare and load a shipment of blast film for Ukraine. Photo: GlobalMedic
5 May 2015 Window Shields Offer Protection From Ukraine Bomb Blasts
UMCOR and GlobalMedic provide protective blast film for hospital and school windows in Ukraine conflict.
4 May 2015 Working to Bring Relief to Nepal
Global Ministries Missionary Katherine Parker shares an update on relief efforts to Nepal in the aftermath of the April 25 earthquake.
Children gather for lunch at Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Baltimore as part of the church’s outreach ministry on Tuesday, April 28. Baltimore area churches were asked to open their doors to provide food, toiletries and prayer in the wake of the unrest in the city. Photo credit: Photo by Melissa Lauber
1 May 2015 UMCOR Grant for Baltimore Fosters Dialogue, Peace, Healing
An emergency grant and relief-supply kits help local churches to be present in challenging times.
30 Apr 2015 The Day of the Nepal Earthquake
Global Ministries Missionaries Mark and Deirdre Zimmerman, serving in Kathmandu, Nepal, share the moments leading up to the April 25 Nepal earthquake.
New homes constructed by caring volunteers are a sign of spring and hope in the small town of Brookport, Illinois. Photo: Darius Alemzadeh
30 Apr 2015 Newly-Constructed Homes are a Sign of Hope in Illinois
UMCOR and American Red Cross combine resources for rebuilding in tornado-struck town.
30 Apr 2015 UMCOR Provides Food to the Most Vulnerable in Liberia
Missionary Mary Zigbuo shares about a young girl named Mary in Liberia who benefitted from an UMCOR-sponsored food security and Ebola awareness intervention.
30 Apr 2015 New Initiative Will Promote “Healthy Congregations, Healthy Communities”
A new congregational health initiative will be introduced at a U.S. Health Summit in Houston, September 8-10.
Members of the Kasungami community in DR Congo on one of their small holdings.
28 Apr 2015 UMCOR and Child Action Initiative Work to Improve Food Security and Nutrition in DRC
UMCOR is working with Child Action Initiative to improve children’s access to food, clean water and medical assistance.
28 Apr 2015 Responding with Prayer, Aid After Nepal Earthquake
UMCOR and other church-related aid groups look to assist Nepal earthquake survivors.
27 Apr 2015 United Methodist Mission in Nepal to Help Survivors of Earthquake
Global Ministries Missionary Katherine Parker, serving United Mission to Nepal (UMN), makes specific prayer requests for Nepal earthquake survivors and shares an update on response.
People survey a site damaged by an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 25, 2015. The shallow earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck west of the ancient Nepali capital of Kathmandu on Saturday; killing more than 100 people, injuring hundreds and leaving a pall over the valley, doctors and witnesses said. Photo: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
27 Apr 2015 United Methodists Respond to Nepal Quake
Longtime local and international partnerships spur response to earthquake emergency.

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