2009 marked a year of new opportunities for UMCOR to open doors with new offices, new resources, new opportunities for disaster trainings, and a new birthing kit added to UMCOR's relief supplies.
WORLDWIDE: HELP DISASTER SURVIVORS
As relief workers determine the long term effects of the West Sumatra earthquake which killed 704 people, and as thousands of people in the Philippines learn to cope in overcrowded and unsanitary evacuation centers, UMCOR is hard at work helping survivors affected by disasters in the Philippines, the South Pacific, and Indonesia by providing them with the most basic needs.
UMCOR's field offices are bringing relief to affected communities, and are working to develop long-term recovery plans to assist in rebuilding.
In the wake of three devastating disasters-Typhoon Ketsana and Parma in the Philippines, four tsunamis in Tonga, Samoa and American Samoa, and an earthquake in Indonesia-UMCOR is reaching out to help those most vulnerable.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is responding to people affected in the Philippines, Samoa and Indonesia following three disasters this week. UMCOR's top executive, Sam Dixon, says, "Our prayers are with the people who are hurting as a result of this devastation.
Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 10 Feb 2004