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Lack of access to healthy and nutritious food is a major factor in starvation and malnutrition around the world. UMCOR works with partners to improve farming and agricultural methods using eco-friendly practices, increase crop diversity and yields, expand market access, improve food-storage facilities, and boost nutrition in vulnerable households and communities. UMCOR’s food security grants give special consideration to holistic programs that focus on subsistence and small-scale farmers, particularly women, keeping in line with international standards to eliminate global hunger.


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The Impact of Hunger and Poverty

Mission Board CEO will not stand for reelection

Thomas Kemper announces intention to not seek reelection to the executive post he assumed in 2010.

UMCOR moves to support local partner in China fighting coronavirus crisis

An emergency grant funds measures to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.

UMCOR Receives Grant to Create The John Wesley Fund for U.S. Disaster Response

A new fund makes UMCOR training possible and encourages support.

UMCOR names new executive director

The United Methodist Committee on Relief will enter its ninth decade led by Lara S. Martin who brings a strong background in international disaster response, public health and child welfare.

Puerto Rican Methodists tackle earthquake response

A series of earthquakes in recent weeks has left the people of Puerto Rico in a constant state of unease and distress. The Methodist Church of Puerto Rico has shared in that unease, but also is responding to the situation through its own disaster response organization and through partnership with th ...

Letter from a partner: Methodist Church of Peru

Read a word of thanks from Carmen of Casa de la Esperanza who works to welcome and care for Venezuelan migrant families in Lima.