United Methodist Committee on Relief

UMCOR's work in the Philippines

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Through your support, we are growing together

More than ever, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and its partners are committed to working in the Philippines. In the past decade alone, we have worked to build capacity and reduce risk in the face of disasters.

Today, we are affirming our commitment to you. Meet some of our partners and learn how we have joined forces with local community members to respond to damage caused by typhoons, build stronger shelters for families and protect against future disasters.

Together we advance hope and healing. Together, we are UMCOR.

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Picking up pieces

For people like Mildred Abella, the days after super Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) were especially hard. However, disaster risk reduction and management training prepared her community for a seamless response.

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An Immediate Response

After super Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) left the island, Asuncion Perez Memorial Center distributed essential food supplies. “Once again,” says Liza Cortez, “Christ’s love is alive inside and among us as confirmed by the beauty of sharing we witnessed.”

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Saving Lives through Empowerment

Lilybeth Abelgas, survivor of super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) says, “Disaster Risk Reduction is important because without it, we wouldn’t know what to do.”

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A Vision of Shalom

Meeting basic human needs with the Lumad people.

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A Shelter For All

For students in San Jose, Leyte province, a new evacuation shelter serves as their primary shoolhouse, providing space for learning and growth while standing strong in the midst of disasters.

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Planning Ahead

After Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), Jeszha Falguera readied herself and her community for the next disaster by increasing awarness of risks, eliminating hazards and cultivating effective response plans.

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Strength of Connection

When Typhoon Haima damaged commmunications infrastructure, trained and licensed Filipino "ham" radio operators from the United Methodist Amateur Radio Club stepped in to coordinate relief efforts.

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