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UMCOR News Stories

22 Jun 2018 World Refugee Day and Global Migration Sunday Support Programs Around the World
Today we celebrate the contributions from United Methodists and their congregations that help support migration and refugee assistance programs around the world.
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20 Jun 2018 UMCOR Statement on U.S. Policy on Asylum Seekers and Their Children
UMCOR responds to the U.S. policy on asylum seekers and their children demanding changes in policy, practice & oversight of immigration in the United States.
4 Jun 2018 A valuable gift of nets and fish
Global Ministries partners with local organizations in Sri Lanka to help vulnerable communities prevent dengue fever.
31 May 2018 Changes to UMCOR relief supply kits empower communities
Recent changes to UMCOR’s relief supply kits are empowering international communities while providing flexibility to donors everywhere.
29 May 2018 From despair to hope, case managers transform lives
Known for their involvement in disaster recovery, UMCOR trains case managers to partner with survivors and transform broken lives.
17 May 2018 Life changing support for Bangladeshi flood survivors
In Bangladesh, UMCOR partners with Muslim Aid to support flood survivors on the road to recovery.
26 Apr 2018 Small gardens empower women in Palestine
Small-scale cooperatives and gardens help sustain besieged communities in Palestine. Learn how women are encouraging and empowering one another.
19 Apr 2018 Rohingya receive temporary relief amid conflict
UMCOR and MA-UK work to reduce food insecurity and improve nutritional intake of the Rohingya population, which is severely impacted by ongoing conflict.
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13 Apr 2018 UMCOR grants continue to support ongoing recovery
UMCOR’s board of directors approved an unprecedented amount in the form of grants during the annual spring board meeting. More than $46 million was awarded…
10 Apr 2018 Hope grows in South Sudan
UMCOR’s Sustainable Development Unit facilitates long-term community development and empowerment in areas of great need. For people like Mawien, UMCOR’s integrated solutions bring life-sustaining chan ...
22 Mar 2018 UMCOR to Receive Funds from UMC GCFA’s - The Home Depot Pro Loyalty Rebate Program
UMCOR will now receive a portion of The Home Depot Pro Loyalty Rebate Program funds for 2018, 2019 and 2020.
19 Feb 2018 Internally displaced family finds hope, thanks to UMCOR
For more than a decade, UMCOR has met shelter needs of internally displaced families in East Darfur.
17 Feb 2018 To Live Together in Peace and Harmony Again
Seth Ogeto, a GMF from Kenya, witnessed a mass evacuation from Marawi City, Mindanao, Philippines, as a result of military incursion. He offers this prayer for evacuees and the UMCOR partners seeking ...
8 Feb 2018 After Cyclone Dineo, UMCOR helps Mozambicans rebuild
In Mozambique, Cyclone Dineo destroyed thousands of homes. Learn how UMCOR is reconstructing homes and infrastructure through the help of The United Methodist Church of Mozambique.
2 Feb 2018 Making a difference, saving lives in Sudan
Mariam is one of many refugees in Sudan whose life was dramatically changed, thanks to UMCOR’s installment of community-based hygiene education, new latrines, and improved water sources.
29 Jan 2018 Relief for the weary in Syria
Displaced families in Syria are exhausted by the harsh living conditions from the ongoing civil war. However, with support from UMCOR, families are finding some relief.
24 Jan 2018 EarthKeepers Commissioned via Virtual Service
In the first event of its kind, Global Ministries and the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) commissioned a class of EarthKeepers—United Methodists committed to the ministry of creation care ...
22 Jan 2018 UMCOR Brings Early Response Team Training to Puerto Rico 
In a first for UMCOR, Early Response Team (ERT) training was recently provided in Puerto Rico and in Spanish. 
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3 Oct 2017 Standing in Solidarity with Puerto Rico
The 2017 hurricane season caused Puerto Rico unprecedented levels of destruction, devastating the lives of millions of people and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless and displaced.
22 Sep 2017 5 Things You Can Do
Learn how you and your church can respond to current disasters and support UMCOR’s efforts.
22 Sep 2017 UMCOR Responds to Earthquakes in Mexico
UMCOR is communication with its partners in the impacted region, including the local Methodist Church, and is ready to support with relief efforts.
22 Sep 2017 Responding to Northwest Forest Fires
UMCOR is in communication with Conference Disaster Response Coordinators in the northwest who are monitoring active forest fires.
22 Sep 2017 Building a Vibrant National Immigrant Justice Ministry cont. 3
Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) presents six stories from its offices across the United States.
22 Sep 2017 Building a Vibrant National Immigrant Justice Ministry cont. 2
Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) presents six stories from its offices across the United States.
22 Sep 2017 Building a Vibrant National Immigrant Justice Ministry cont.
Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) presents six stories from its offices across the United States.

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