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Midwest Tornadoes
UMCOR is in contact with United Methodist conferences in the US Midwest that were affected by last night’s tornadoes that killed at least 11 and caused severe damage.


Pastor Sees Lives Change during Rebuilding
After a fierce tornado tore through Hulaco, Alabama, last April, a part-time pastor’s background in construction and his compassion for his neighbors proved invaluable.


Aid Reaches Fire Survivors in Chile
After fire destroyed their homes, 140 Chilean families will receive food aid from UMCOR partner, the Methodist Humanitarian Aid Team.


UMCOR Names New Director of Global Health Programs
UMCOR announced today that it has named Shannon Trilli to serve as the new director of the organization’s Global Health programs.


A Cry for Help
Some 17 people died and many remain missing from an Islamic community near Iligan City, Philippines, following Typhoon Sendong.


Not Without Hope: Healed and Free
All she wanted was a good paying job. Instead, Anna from Yerevan, Armenia, ended up enduring a traumatic five-month ordeal of forced prostitution in Dubai.


Thanks to an UMCOR Sudan-supported fish pond program, the members of Worok fish pond group in Kenyi Payam of Lainya County, Sudan can successfully harvest fresh fish to sell at the market.


Hope Restored
Disabled since birth, Joyce receives medical assistance from UMCOR which helps with the delivery of her baby girl in South Sudan.


UMCOR Responds to Typhoon Sendong

Flash flooding in southern Philippines swept through Cayagan De Oro and Iligan cities on Mindanao Island, leaving more than 957 people dead and at least 1,582 injured.


Clean Water and Good Health in Zimbabwe
Water and sanitation are key to good hygiene practices, and good hygiene practices promote good health. The Nyadire Connection and UMCOR are working together to ensure both at Nyadire United Methodist Mission in Zimbabwe.


Shouldering Malaria Burden
Beneath Dr. Guy Kasanka‘ s quiet exterior lies a bold dedication to the people of the Democratic. Republic of Congo, who suffer diseases of poverty such as malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS. Read how Dr. Kasanka leads his community to work for their improved health.


Small Children Play Big Role in Somalia (Part II)
Naima, 8, is one of many small children in Korson Camp in Somalia who undertake adult tasks to help their internally displaced families.


Small Children Play a Big Role in Somalia
Drought and violence in Somalia have displaced Fawziya and her family. Fawziya, 11, is the main caregiver for her paralyzed brother and an “unsung hero” of the camp.


Agents of Change
Community health workers and participants of the denomination’s Ministry With the Poor program in DRC, are fast becoming change agents in their communities – offering improved overall health.


World AIDS Day: Addressing HIV in Rural Guatemala
In Guatemala, more men are being reached with HIV prevention messages, thanks to a project funded by the UM Global AIDS Fund.


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