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Browse breaking news, releases and announcements, and recent stories from the field where UMCOR’s non-governmental organization is at work providing relief and working with communities to rebuild lives.
Hope for Haiti
In the August and September months of 2008, Hurricanes Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike all took their turn striking Haiti by force.
UMCOR Offers Hope in DRC
As fighting in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo intensifies, it is estimated that more than 250,000 people have had to flee their homes since August.
Georgia Conflict: UMCOR Brings Assistance to the Sick and Injured
The United Methodist Committee on Relief in Georgia will begin distributing some $190,600 in medicines and medical supplies today to 11 hospitals throughout Georgia that are treating those wounded in the recent conflict there.
Conflict and Relief, UMCOR in Georgia
The United Methodist Committee on Relief in Georgia is serving as the lead coordinating agency for medicines and medical supplies being provided through US Government-sponsored emergency airlifts to the conflict zone.
Clean Water and Renewed Hope in Indonesia
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has helped nearly 20,000 people over the last three years to have better access to clean water and sanitation through its office in Indonesia.
Rebuilding Lives in South Sudan
Teresa Juan spent 20 years as a refugee in Uganda, fleeing the civil conflict that wreaked havoc across southern Sudan for more than two decades, leaving more than one and a half million people dead.
UMCOR Sudan: Educating Educators
South Sudan continues to make the first fragile steps of recovery after the longest-running civil war in Africa’s history. People are returning by the thousands to restart their lives in their homeland. But first they have to rebuild what was lost.
UMCOR is Still a Beacon of Hope for Tsunami Survivors
Three years ago the waves of the Indian Ocean turned an incalculable number of lives inside-out.
State of the Art School Built by UMCOR Dedicated in Banda Aceh
One of the largest primary schools built in Banda Aceh since the tsunami in 2004 was dedicated June 30.
Friendship, Hope on a Plane: Medical Airlift Arrives in Georgia
The United Methodist Committee on Relief and Project Hope airlift with millions of dollars in donated medical supplies arrived Friday, Sept. 14, in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia.