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UMCOR Hotline 13 Feb 2007: South Africa, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka

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SOUTHERN AFRICA: GIVING RELIEF THROUGH SHADE

UMCOR is working with SHADE (Sojourner: Help, Advocacy, Development, Education), a ministry of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa that addresses issues of hunger and poor nutrition among women with HIV/AIDS, their children and orphans. SHADE provides feeding centers, food distribution as well as nutrition classes and help for agricultural projects.

In the past year SHADE reached thousands of people in six countries with their programs. Please give to SHADE, UMCOR Advance #180001 and help eradicate hunger in Africa.

INDONESIA: RECOVERING FROM JAKARTA'S FLOODS

Jakarta, Indonesia's capital city, is suffering from torrential rains and flooding that has left nearly 300,000 people in need of emergency assistance. UMCOR is assisting Action by Churches Together members already working in the area to provide relief supplies, shelter, food, and medical care to some 20,000 survivors. Your gifts to UMCOR Advance #982450, International Disaster Response, help UMCOR to respond to this and many other disasters throughout the world.

INDIA AND SRI LANKA: TSUNAMI RECOVERY CONTINUES

Two years after the tsunami thousands still live in temporary shelters with no way to earn a living. UMCOR has been working with Agricultural Missions International to help survivors in India and Sri Lanka where the poor are often locked out of relief and reconstruction assistance. During the first year Agricultural Missions reached more than 30,000 people in India alone. This is just one way your generous gifts in response to the tsunami are helping some of the world's most vulnerable people.