UMCOR Hotline 10 May 2002: Occupied Palestinian territory, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Angola, DR Congo

Report
from United Methodist Committee on Relief
Published on 10 May 2002
Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 10 May 2002
In Palestine UMCOR has sent grants to support local clinics and hospitals in their efforts to meet the increased demand for health care and medical assistance among Palestinians. Our ecumenical partners in the area are also working to provide food parcels, blankets, and other basic humanitarian supplies to Palestinians who are suffering from ongoing curfews, military occupation, and restrictions against travel which prevent many of them from working. Your gifts are urgently needed to help meet basic human needs. Please give to UMCOR's Middle East Emergency, Advance #601740-2.

Please continue your support for Africa famine relief. The areas of immediate concern are the southern African countries of Malawi and Zimbabwe, but throughout Africa people are suffering famine because of a combination of drought, flooding, and war. With the new peace in Angola, aid agencies have access to areas they could not reach previously and are discovering areas of tremendous hunger. Displaced people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, especially young children, continue to need food as well. UMCOR is working the United Methodist Church and with our ecumenical partners to provide immediate food relief in all these areas. Please join in these famine relief efforts by giving to Africa Famine Relief, Advance #101250-4.

Gifts may be made through local United Methodist Churches, or by calling (800) 554-8583. Credit card donations are accepted. Click here to make a secure online gift. (Read more about how you can help UMCOR's emergency responses.)

UMCOR is providing emergency relief in many areas of the world. To find out more about current UMCOR ministries, please visit the website: http://gbgm-umc.org/umcor/ .

Please pray for those who suffer from hunger, poverty, natural and human-made disasters.

The UMCOR Hotline
Telephone:1-800-841-1235; Web: http://gbgm-umc.org/UMCOR-Hotline/