News & Features
Browse UMCOR’s breaking news, releases and announcements, and recent stories from the field.
New Quake in Turkey
After a second earthquake in just over two weeks struck eastern Turkey last night, UMCOR is responding with its partners there.
Floods Quietly Disrupt Life in El Salvador
Thousands of Salvadorans lost their homes earlier this month following seven straight days of torrential rain. UMCOR is helping families cope and rebuild.
Marking Eid after the Quake
For the people of eastern Turkey, today’s Eid-al-Adha feast will be celebrated in temporary shelters, after a powerful earthquake caused massive destruction October 23.
Food and Medicine Needed After Quake
UMCOR is in conversation with partners in Turkey, seeking to respond to emergency needs following the 7.2-magnitude earthquake there that has caused injuries, deaths, and widespread destruction.
In the Nick of Time
The 10-Fold campaign concludes today with a look at UMCOR’s International Disaster Response work, which includes helping partners foresee and plan for emergencies.
The Power of Connection
In Alabama, UMCOR and all of the United Methodist connection are helping communities recover from damage caused by devastating tornadoes last spring.
Multiplying Good Health in DRC
Ngoy Mwambay Martine is a community health worker in Democratic Republic of Congo. In an interview with UMCOR, she talks about her service and what it means for her, her family, and her community.
Taking the Long Look
In a “historic” board of directors meeting yesterday, UMCOR adopted measures to bolster the organization and also released significant funding to propel disaster recovery in the US, Japan, and Haiti.
Japan Recovery Advances
Seven months after the triple disaster in Japan, UMCOR board of directors yesterday approved nearly $2 million in new funding for emergency needs and rebuilding.
Digging Into Recovery
UMCOR board of directors yesterday approved a significant grant in support of the “hard work of long-term recovery” in Alabama following last spring’s devastating tornadoes.
UMCOR Responds to Typhoon-Stricken Residents
UMCOR and partner Asuncion Perez Memorial Foundation distributed food and other aid to isolated villagers, survivors of back-to-back typhoons in the Philippines.
Imagine No Malaria
Imagine No Malaria enters a new grant-making phase this month, the fruit of purposeful investment in the leadership and potential of Africa to eradicate malaria.
Young Leaders Imagine No Malaria
The Imagine No Malaria campaign celebrates two young leaders in the struggle against a deadly but preventable disease.
UMCOR Responds to Typhoon Nesat
UMCOR, through its Philippines field office, is assessing damages provoked by Typhoon Nesat, which roared through the island nation earlier this week.
The Journey of Mintu Pal
Mintu Pal is a construction worker who was laboring in the Indian state of Sikkim, when a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck the area on September 18. He tells his story to UMCOR partner CASA-India.