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Haiti

Methodist Church of Haiti and UMCOR Rebuild Historic School

By James L. Gulley* On September 5, 2016, representatives of the Methodist Church of Haiti (EMH) and of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) celebrated the dedication of a new secondary...

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Iraq

Water and Laughter in Iraq

More than 3.2 million people are currently displaced from their homes because of violence in Iraq. Of that total, about one third are living in unsafe, unsuitable shelters, where access to clean...

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Peru

Peru: Building Capacity to Reduce Disaster Risk

UMCOR trains communities in Peru how to protect themselves against future hazards By David Tereshchuk* August 16, 2016 — In step with many international aid agencies, UMCOR, the United Methodist...

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Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, UMCOR Aids Cyclone Recovery

UMCOR partners with Muslim Aid to assist those who lost homes, livelihoods in storm and flood By David Tereshchuk* July 7, 2016 — The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is partnering with...

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Philippines

UMCOR Partners in Response, Recovery, and Reducing Risk

By Christie R. House May 12, 2016, PORTLAND, Ore. — Even in the bleakest of times, God can forge a path to bring people out of their deep despair into a resilient future of hope and promise. In the...

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Ecuador

Ecuador: Aid for Earthquake Recovery

UMCOR is responding with food and water to communities affected by the April 16 earthquake in Ecuador By David Tereshchuk* May 3, 2016—In the wake of last month’s earthquake in Ecuador, the United...

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Indonesia

Communities in Indonesia Plan Ahead to Reduce Disaster Risk

What is disaster risk reduction? By Susan Kim* Oct. 13, 2015 — People who live in the Dompu District on Sumbawa Island in Indonesia are no strangers to disaster. Sumbawa Island is in the West Nusa...

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Nepal

Building Up Capacity of Local Partners in Nepal

UMCOR continues to work with several partners to meet the needs of Nepal earthquake survivors By David Tereshchuk* Nearly four months have now passed since Nepal’s devastating earthquake, and UMCOR,...

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Yemen

UMCOR Helps 5000 People Receive Food Aid in Yemen

In the midst of conflict, UMCOR helps ensure families have food By David Tereshchuk* June 11, 2015—While new outbursts of hostilities—such as last week’s cross-border missile exchanges—occasionally...

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Nepal

UMCOR and Partners Meet a Variety of Nepal Recovery Needs

UMCOR has so far provided about $625,000 in relief aid after a devastating earthquake By David Tereshchuk* June 9, 2015—About six weeks after Nepal’s massive earthquake and subsequent tremors,...

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DR Congo

Mothers Are Vital to DRC Food Security

Enough food—and a sense of trust By Susan Kim* May 14, 2015—In the rural communities surrounding Kamina, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), about 500 people have been able to pull...

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