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UMCOR partnered with ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid) in Lebanon to provide Palestinian Syrian refugee children with rehabilitated preschools. The revitalized space offered a safer and more secure environment for children, parents and teachers.
3 Sep 2015 Ensuring Education in Emergencies
Once immediate needs are met after a disaster, parents turn attention to children’s education.
Early Response Teams respond when they are deployed by their conference. PHOTO CREDIT: Billy Robinson
1 Sep 2015 Churches More Prepared Than Ever for Disasters
Ready or not, there will be a next emergency.
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27 Aug 2015 UMCOR Holds Training in Africa
More than 25 people from 11 African nations learn humanitarian principles in a training hosted by UMCOR in Zimbabwe.
26 Aug 2015 Relief for those fleeing Washington fires
The situation wrought by the fires in the U.S. Northwest is changing daily.
A member of one of UMCOR Armenia’s Mobile Medical Teams attends to a patient. PHOTO CREDIT: UMCOR Armenia
26 Aug 2015 Study Shows UMCOR Armenia Health Program Gets Results
The program, focused on HIV/AIDS, STIs, and TB, often exceeded targets, the evaluation said.
25 Aug 2015 9th Ward Church Endures After Katrina
The 9th Ward has gone from the most populous ward in New Orleans to a ghost town, but Hartzell United Methodist Church endures.
25 Aug 2015 Slideshow: Katrina Then and Now
Photographer Mike DuBose takes a visual trip back in time to 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and compares the devastation then to the recovery that is still in progress.
25 Aug 2015 From Katrina to Detroit: New Collaborations
After severe 2014 flooding in Detroit, responders draw on Hurricane Katrina connections.
25 Aug 2015 Mission Reborn from Katrina’s Destruction
From the depths of the 2005 hurricane that caused massive damage and suffering along the Gulf Coast, new United Methodist ministries arose.
25 Aug 2015 Volunteers Put Lives, Homes Back Together After Katrina
In the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, tens of thousands of volunteers have repaired nearly 2,500 homes and countless dreams in Slidell, La.
In the town of Waveland, Miss., only one building was left standing on Main Street. FEMA/Annette Foglino
20 Aug 2015 A Time of Terror — and Caring — After Katrina
Hurricane Katrina brought a new set of rules for response among faith-based and voluntary agencies.
Nepalese school students enjoy purified water provided through an UMCOR-supported program of partnership with GlobalMedic. Photo: GlobalMedic
18 Aug 2015 Building Up Capacity of Local Partners in Nepal
UMCOR continues to work with, and build the capacity of several partners, to meet the needs of Nepal earthquake survivors.
Hundreds of homes in Oklahoma still need to be mucked out.  PHOTO CREDIT: Richard Norman
13 Aug 2015 Long-Term Recovery Begins after Severe Flooding in Oklahoma
Thousands in need in Oklahoma after record rainfall caused severe flooding.
A recently completed community evacuation shelter on the Eastern Visayas University campus near Tanauan, Philippines. It will serve surrounding populations during future emergencies, and is part of an UMCOR-supported integrated, community-based disaster risk reduction program. PHOTO CREDIT:  Yovanna Troansky
11 Aug 2015 UMCOR Completes Two Community Storm Shelters in the Philippines
UMCOR is helping at-risk communities protect themselves from typhoons and other hazards.
Hundreds of homes were damaged in central Texas during spring flooding.  PHOTO CREDIT: Laraine Waughtal
6 Aug 2015 Interreligious Partners Unite for Disaster Recovery in Texas
United Methodist conferences expand UMCOR resources as they connect with each other.
5 Aug 2015 A Flood of Hope
After devastating 2014 floods, Camp Noah gave Detroit children space to dream and look to the future.
A new fire truck will help the Northern Cheyenne community become more disaster resilient.  PHOTO CREDIT: Laurie Day
4 Aug 2015 Partnering with the Northern Cheyenne Tribe to Improve Fire Protection
Fighting fire with the Northern Cheyenne
30 Jul 2015 Aliza Stands Up for Her Education
A young South Sudanese woman finds courage to convince her father she should stay in school.
One of the many volunteers helping to remove flood-damaged items from a Detroit home and aiding in cleanup. Photo: Lawrence Matthews
30 Jul 2015 Helping Flood Survivors in Detroit Find a New Normal
Hundreds are in need one year after Detroit flooding.
29 Jul 2015 Food Aid for Yemen
In this video, UMCOR partner Muslim Aid chronicles food aid support for thousands of families affected by conflict in Yemen.
28 Jul 2015 In Italy, A Migrant's Story
Relying on her faith, Mariama survives shipwreck and brings her young children to a new life.
Ricardo Condori, Engineers in Action project director for the UMCOR-funded cleanup work in Potosi, Bolivia, points out toxic flow in the Juckucha River. Photo: Mike Barbee
28 Jul 2015 A Treated River in Bolivia Shows Visible Improvement
UMCOR and Engineers in Action tackle poisonous pollution in a Bolivian mining area, and now some 90,000 people are seeing their health prospects improve.
The Jhang district in Pakistan is an area prone to floods due to monsoon rains. Here, a number of people travel by boat to reach their destination.
23 Jul 2015 UMCOR Broadens its Scope of Support to Pakistan Partner
UMCOR provides training on disaster-risk reduction, but also includes water, sanitation and hygiene and agricultural development support for disaster-prone Jhang district in Pakistan.
Young people from Kansas apply a fresh coat of paint on flood-damaged buildings in Colorado.   Photo: First UMC of Lawrence Youth Group
21 Jul 2015 Young Kansas Volunteers Go from Recovery to Response
Young volunteers from Lawrence First UMC in Kansas help with Colorado flood recovery and unexpectedly became first responders due to new floods.
VBS Children in Texas Raise Nearly $1,500 for Nepal
16 Jul 2015 VBS Children in Texas Raise Nearly $1,500 for Nepal
How hundreds of children learned to climb Mount Everest while learning a valuable lesson on giving.

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