United Methodist Committee on Relief

UMCOR News Stories

11 Jun 2014 More than Surviving in Sudan
Graduates of UMCOR Sudan vocational training programs use their skills to improve their families’ quality of life.
10 Jun 2014 Colorado Flood Recovery Just Beginning
A Colorado couple shares their story of recovery after floodwaters ravaged their home last September.
9 Jun 2014 In Sierra Leone: Making a Memory of Malaria
With support from UMCOR, The United Methodist Church of Sierra Leone is distributing 390,000 anti-malaria bed nets this month.
6 Jun 2014 Celebration sets stage for net distribution in Bo
Festivities in Bo, Sierra Leone marked the beginning of a multi-day distribution of 390,000 mosquito nets.
5 Jun 2014 More Water, Less Hunger
UMCOR addresses the root causes of hunger by supporting farmers.
4 Jun 2014 In Sudan: Water is life
Despite challenges that range from armed conflict to funding needs, UMCOR is helping to provide clean water in East Darfur State.
3 Jun 2014 DR Congo: Combating Cholera
UMCOR is helping to stem a cyclical outbreak of the deadly disease.
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.
27 May 2014 Hurricane Season: Are You Ready?
Hurricane season begins June 1. Use this check list to see if you are prepared.
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.
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.
20 May 2014 Lebanon: Healing the Hurt Among Refugee Children
UMCOR supports the rehabilitation of two preschools for refugee children residing in Lebanon camps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.