According to the United Nations, every minute, 20 more people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. For 80 years, the United Methodist Committee on Relief has helped Methodists around the world to care for the needs of refugees and advocate for their rights.
Churches use UMCOR Sheltering in Love grants to supply food to immigrant communities across the United States.
The UMC Health Board in Zimbabwe makes the most of its resources by collaborating with other faith-based organizations. Zimbabwe’s UMC Health Coordinator, Hannah Mafunda, chooses to walk with Catholic sisters, Protestant colleagues and traditional healers to loosen the grip of killer diseases like c ...
Through their relationship in mission, the North Texas, West Ohio and North Katanga annual conferences celebrate vital upgrades to Lupandilo Hospital in Kamina.
With the help of Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON), a partner of UMCOR, a 16-year-old girl from El Salvador is resettled with her half-sister in Long Island, finally free from dangers of life on the streets and free to begin healing from a childhood of trauma.
Megan Klingler, the Primary Health Care Specialist of the Global Health Unit of Global Ministries, discusses information about the coronavirus and how to keep each other safe.
As grant requests continue to pour in from the U.S. and around the world, UMCOR has awarded $966,069 in grants in four weeks. Global Ministries has supplemented those funds, bringing the total amount of COVID-19 assistance to $1.3 million.
In response to the current pandemic, UMCOR has launched virtual self-care trainings for U.S. disaster case managers.
UMCOR partners with the National Council of Churches in India through its CASA program to bring much needed relief to farmers in Beed District, who face a decades-long drought and rising rates of suicide.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19, an UMCOR-supported organization in Haiti writes to share how they have been able to pivot from sewing sanitary pads to sewing reusable, washable masks to distribute within their community.
Global Ministries’ coronavirus response is reaching those in need internationally and in the U.S. In addition to grants from the Sheltering in Love UMCOR COVID-19 Response Fund, 32 solidarity grants have been dispersed from UMCOR, Global Health and other program units, totaling about $346,000.
UMCOR assisted several Methodist-related partners in the relief phase of the Dorian Hurricane response in the Bahamas. This year, UMCOR continues to support those partners working on shelter and case management, and a new partner moves forward to help the islands provide fresh water for 70,000 peopl ...
Access a 3-module curriculum designed to equip congregations and communities to minimize disaster-caused harm to people and property.
Mellie Thomas, Disaster Recovery Project Manager of the Mississippi Annual Conference, talks about changes in disaster response due to the coronavirus.
Vicki McCuistion reflects on the work of UMCOR in the Rio Texas Conference and how her training as a disaster recovery asset manager prepared her to navigate a different kind of disaster: the coronavirus.
The temporary hold placed on approved grants in March has been lifted, allowing more than $29 million to be released over the remaining months of the year.
UMCOR’s work with Syrian and other refugees who have fled to Lebanon and Jordan engages with four partners to provide counseling, rent assistance, clearing of landmines, medical assistance and other necessities.
Through the COVID-19 Response Fund, UMCOR plans to release grants to equip partners who assist vulnerable populations in the U.S. and around the world impacted by COVID-19.
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