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  • January 04, 2012

The UMCOR Hotline

In Today's Hotline:

*PHILIPPINES: Typhoon Sendong

*SOUTH SUDAN: Hope Restored

*VIETNAM: Flood Relief

*NIGERIA: Christmas Came Early


The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) office in the Philippines is providing relief to survivors of Typhoon Sendong (Washi), which struck the southern Philippines, triggering flash floods. Staff helping in Cagayan De Oro, one town affected by the floods, found themselves distributing blankets and mats in the wee hours of the morning on Dec. 22, to provide some relief to people seeking shelter on the streets while a cold rain poured down.

Read more about how UMCOR continues to work in the region to help survivors in the wake of this latest disaster.

Your support for Philippines Emergency, UMCOR Advance #240235, helps the Typhoon Sendong survivors recover and rebuild their lives. Online Giving 


“I have been disabled since birth and unable to walk. When I became pregnant, this was a big problem for me,” writes Joyce of her struggle in South Sudan.

With UMCOR’s help, Joyce was able to safely deliver her child and get the medical attention she needed. Without the caring concern of UMCOR, Joyce might have died in her village for lack of transportation and medical facilities. Read more.

Your gift to Sudan Emergency, UMCOR Advance #184385, supports UMCOR’s work in Sudan and South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, where it helps people such as Joyce receive the care they need. Online Giving


UMCOR is assisting Global Ministries’ Vietnam Mission Initiative to provide relief for survivors of the severe flooding in the Central and Mekong Delta region that began last fall. More than 1 million people have been affected by the floods, which have submerged more than 90,000 hectares of crops and washed away more than 80,000 homes.

The project will provide 1,000 families with enough rice and fish to feed them for a month. An additional 200 families will receive kitchen tools, mosquito nets and blankets through this effort.

When you give to UMCOR Advance #982450, International Disaster Response, you provide relief to the people in Vietnam and survivors of other disasters worldwide. Online Giving


The Nigeria Rural Health Program operates under the auspices of The United Methodist Church in Nigeria. It is located in Zing, a small, remote village in a large country that is home to nearly 120 million people. As the most populated nation in Africa, with nearly a third of the continent’s people, most of Africa’s malaria burden and the majority of its deaths occur in this West African country.

The Rural Health Program was the first to submit an application to the Imagine No Malaria campaign, which officially launched its call for proposals last October. Now it can obtain funds to purchase critical anti-malaria drugs; expand the overcrowded hospital ward, which houses men, women, and children together; and expand community outreach efforts to not simply screen mothers and babies within the rural villages, but train traditional midwives to serve as a link between the community and the health center.

Read more about Nyamah Dunbar’s, UMCOR Health staff person, experience in Nigeria. You can also support health programs like this one by giving to Imagine No Malaria, UMCOR Advance #3021190. Online Giving

UMCOR provides emergency relief in many areas of the world. To find out more about UMCOR’s ministries, please visit You can donate to any project by placing a contribution in the offering plate at a local United Methodist church; by sending a check to UMCOR, PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10087-9068; or by calling 1-800-554-8583, where credit card donations are accepted. You can also give online by clicking on any of the “Give Now” links. UMCOR is exempt from tax under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States and qualifies for the maximum charitable contribution deduction by donors. And, please pray for those who are hungry, displaced, sick or in poverty because of these and other natural and human-made disasters, and for the workers who minister to them.

And, please pray for those who are hungry, displaced, sick or in poverty because of these and other natural and human-made disasters, and for the workers who minister to them.

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