Past Field Offices
In the aftermath of the tsunami, UMCOR conducted relief programming, catering to immediate humanitarian needs, including extensive shelter construction and rehabilitation. Over time, as the needs of the population changed, UMCOR implemented longer-term integrated sustainable development programming that continues to have a strong impact in the community. Through extensive training and other capacity building, UMCOR worked with villages to initiate and carry out their own communal infrastructure projects (roads, irrigation systems, etc), helping them to efficiently manage procurement and construction. UMCOR also worked with individuals to form cooperatives, with schools to establish water, sanitation and hygiene programs and facilities and with individuals to increase income generation potential, including extensive training for small business initiatives.
From 2004-2008 UMCOR implemented its Sunflower Production Support program as part of an overall program of assistance for the post transition recovery and economic reconstruction of the Balkan region. The program was an effort to help farmers and processors reestablish essential linkages with each other, and strengthen the ability of both to operate profitably in Albania's new market economy. By helping farmers plan and operate more efficiently, and supporting their efforts to bring their products to market more profitably, UMCOR helped further long-term development of Albania's rich agricultural potential.
UMCOR Azerbaijan programs assisted the country's most vulnerable people, namely those who were internally displaced, institutionalized, asylum seekers and refugees. Programs focused largely on health and relief with additional programs that included community development.
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1993-2006
UMCOR provided emergency relief during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina and transitional development assistance following the Dayton Peace Accords. Projects focused on UMCOR's extensive experience in promoting minority return and reconciliation through shelter and repatriation activities, community development, infrastructure rehabilitation and sustainable inputs. News ››
UMCOR provided social transition and development assistance, including livelihood and reconstruction support to refugees, internally displaced persons and extremely vulnerable people, as well as civil society strengthening.
UMCOR provided emergency relief beginning in July 1999, immediately after the NATO air strikes, then transitioned to longer term development programs in the areas of anti-human trafficking, social development, income generation/economic development, agricultural development, shelter rehabilitation, and minority return. News ››
Sierra Leone 1996-1997, 2001-2005
UMCOR provided emergency response and post-conflict assistance after the civil war. News ››
UMCOR provided community development assistance, following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Programs fostered psychological stabilization and rehabilitation of children ages 10-18 through improved access to educational and extra-curricular activities as well as psychosocial treatment of post-war trauma.
The Bahamas 2000-2001
UMCOR provided shelter reconstruction assistance to vulnerableresidents of Cat and Abaco Islands who lost their homes duringHurricane Floyd.
UMCOR provided emergency response following the 1999 earthquakesthrough shelter reconstruction, community infrastructure and training,social rehabilitation, income generation, and community outreach anddevelopment.
Liberia 1996 – 2007
UMCOR provided emergency relief and post-crisis assistance to Liberia. Since 1996 program sectors consisted of programs in agriculture, food security, water and sanitation, education, healthcare, skill training, transit center management, as well as DDRR (demobilization, disarmament, rehabilitation & reintegration) of ex-combatants and former child soldiers. UMCOR hope to go back to Liberia in the future for further assistance to the population of Liberia.