United Methodist Committee on Relief

UMCOR Response to Refugees and Migrants

UMCOR is responding to the many migrants fleeing war-torn regions such as Syria. To support UMCOR in this cause, please donate to UMCOR Global Refugee/Migration Advance #3022144.

Please also consider donating your time and resources to creating relief supply kits for those in need, especially health and school kits. 

UMCOR, Global Ministries, Ginghamsburg UMC, The United Methodist Publishing House, and United Methodist Communications came together to produce this short film about refugees.

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