by Shirley Edgerton for New World Outlook
March-April 2010: Poor access to drinking water, transportation, communication, education opportunities, and health care; the people of La Gonave surely need angels.
April 2010 Program Update: PDF, 5pp, 1126K
An overview of the aid, immediate and long-term, that Global Ministries has provided through UMCOR, UMVIM, and mission partners.
by Linda Bloom
3/26/10: United Methodists intend to help mobilize recovery and to monitor how aid is being distributed, assuring that women's needs are addressed.
by Mary Beth Coudal
3/25/10: After the January earthquake, the Methodist Church in Haiti served its neighbors by distributing food and water and searching for people missing and trapped in the rubble.
Global Ministries News
3/25/10: "Haitian women are disproportionately impacted by the crisis as well as key to their country's recovery," said a statement to the United Nations by a coalition that included UMWomen.
In a country where hyperinflation snatches the opportunity for many to go to college, students at United Methodist-related Africa University are reaching out to Haiti, more than 7,500 miles away.
Read about how UMCOR is responding to the needs of people in Haiti following the January 12 earthquake.
by Linda Unger
3/ 15/10: When Rev. Edgar Avitia got to Port-au-Prince shortly after the January earthquake in Haiti, the first thing he noticed was the absence of children in the street. The second was the dust-covered absence of music.
3/11/10: The United Methodist Committee on Relief is poised to deepen its relief work and move into the early stages of long-term recovery operations in Haiti.
by Kathy L. Gilbert
3/10/10: He lost his wife, his home and his job when the Jan. 12 earthquake hit Haiti. The man identified only as "Bernard" also found himself alone with an infant daughter.