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UMCOR News Stories

20 Oct 2014 Human Trafficking in Armenia: Successful Reintegration Takes Care
What happens when human trafficking survivors return home? Read one woman's experience of reintegration with UMCOR's anti-trafficking program in Armenia.
Donned in a protective suit, a member of Furley UMC explains how health workers need to protect themselves as they compassionately care for those sick with Ebola.
16 Oct 2014 Church Creatively Helps Ebola Response
Kansas church raises funds to support UMCOR efforts in response to Ebola.
15 Oct 2014 “Make a Difference Day” is October 25, 2014
Volunteers in Pateros, Washington, organize a “Make a Difference Day” inviting volunteers to help those affected by July wildfires.
Young women of Chimaltenango, Guatemala, in an UMCOR-supported training program practice handwashing as an essential part of food preparation.  PHOTO CREDIT: Cheryl Nemazie /ABPD
15 Oct 2014 Handwashing with Soap: Do-it-yourself Vaccine
Global Handwashing Day celebrates the simple action that has big consequences for fighting disease and infection.
14 Oct 2014 Haiti Hot Lunch Serving More Meals
Increased UMCOR funding allows for more meals to be served through the Haiti Hot Lunch program.
14 Oct 2014 Children’s Blessing
Children of First United Methodist Church in Hays, Kansas, bless UMCOR with gift of health kits.
Volunteers rebuilt and repaired homes in the remote Alaskan village of Galena.  PHOTO CREDIT: Susan Kim
14 Oct 2014 Alaska Recovery Complete Before Winter
Volunteers “beat the wintertime clock” in Alaska.
UMCOR works with survivors of trafficking in Armenia, providing rehabilitation and reintegration services.
14 Oct 2014 A Hand that Helps UMCOR Armenia
UMCOR works with survivors of trafficking in Armenia, providing rehabilitation and reintegration services.
Grassroots' staff member Saulo Araujo meets with members of the Landless Worker Movement in Pernambuco. They are reviewing an agro-ecological experiment using the Mandala technique to save water in an arid region.
10 Oct 2014 Land Rights and Food Security in Brazil
On World Food Day (Oct. 16), we celebrate family farmers who protect the Earth and feed their communities.
Destruction in Calogcog, Philippines, after Super Typhoon Haiyan last year.
10 Oct 2014 Disaster Risk Reduction Day – Creating More Resilience
UMCOR helps rebuild homes with greater resilience to withstand future disasters.
8 Oct 2014 Mission Agency Prepares for Long-term Integrated Response to Ebola
Creating a long-term Ebola response to a crisis that may have a long-term negative impact on health systems, economies and social practices.
8 Oct 2014 Yambasu: ‘Cloud of Witnesses’ Confronts Ebola
United Methodist bishop of Sierra Leone thanks the global church for support against Ebola.
7 Oct 2014 Churches Play Important Role in Fighting Stigma
Removing Ebola stigma and fears by way of compassion.
Students learn how to protect themselves in the event of an emergency.
7 Oct 2014 Children, Teachers Learn to Prepare for Disasters
UMCOR Armenia educates vulnerable populations such as children and the elderly on disaster risk reduction.
United Methodist Global AIDS Fund holds Countdown to Zero conference.
7 Oct 2014 Hope in the Face of HIV
United Methodist Global AIDS Fund holds Countdown to Zero conference.
6 Oct 2014 UMCOR Board Approves USDR Grants
In their semiannual meeting, the directors approved grants to continue recovery and build resiliency.
Hakamat women sing in an intercommunity event in Abusindera, el Ferdous locality, East Darfur State, December 2013. Photo: Khattab Fadelelmula/Al-Massar
30 Sep 2014 Seeking a Song of Peace in Sudan
UMCOR’s peace-building program addresses sources of conflict among tribal communities in East and South Darfur State, Sudan.
Volunteers gather for an appreciation dinner after working to help residents in Oklahoma recover from 2013 storm damage.
30 Sep 2014 Collaboration Helps Oklahoma Recover
Working together in Oklahoma.
Health care workers listen intently during a panel discussion at the United Methodist Church's Mercy Hospital in Bo, Sierra Leone in advance of the Ebola virus outbreak.
26 Sep 2014 UMCOR, UMC Health Boards Respond to Ebola
Using a targeted approach, they seek to help break chain of transmission of the deadly disease.
Delegates from nearly a dozen South American countries deepen their understanding of humanitarian principles, as they hear a presentation by UMCOR IDR Manager Francesco Paganini. Photo: Linda Unger.
26 Sep 2014 Doing Good Better
From across South America, representatives of Methodist entities attend UMCOR International Disaster Response workshop.
Vulnerable inhabitants of the island of Char Kukri Mukri in Bangladesh build capacity to confront disasters.
25 Sep 2014 Bangladesh: Reducing Risks
Vulnerable inhabitants of the island of Char Kukri Mukri in Bangladesh build capacity to confront disasters.
“Today, with my production, I am a happy woman,” says Beatrice Monga.  PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy of Foods Resource Bank.
23 Sep 2014 Agriculture Training in DR Congo
One mother learns new ways to feed her family, and then passes on the gift.
Sargis Hejejyan (left) and Sveta Yegiazaryan enjoy their elder years together at an UMCOR-supported home for the aged near the Armenian capital. PHOTO CREDIT: Anahit Gasparyan
18 Sep 2014 Celebrating Age in Armenia
Despite losses, elderly couple find comfort, hope and joy at UMCOR-supported home.
16 Sep 2014 United Methodists' Work on Flood Recovery Continues
Local Colorado newspaper highlights UMCOR, Rocky Mountain Conference disaster recovery work.
Bishop Minerva Carcano meets and talks with children who have traveled across the border.  PHOTO CREDIT: Mike DuBose, UMNS
16 Sep 2014 Many Help Care for Migrant Children
UMCOR is part of a whole-Church effort to respond to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S. border.

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