UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery
Responding quickly to meet emergency needs around the world
How will this Advance project help to address the need?
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) responds to dozens of disasters each year. Whether it is in response to war, like the crisis in Ukraine or a tsunami in South Asia UMCOR is there: sowing seeds of hope and empowering communities to step forward to a new and better future. When a natural or human-caused disaster strikes outside of the United States, UMCOR serves as the primary channel for United Methodist assistance. This includes support for displaced persons as well as refugees fleeing disasters with food, water, hygiene and other essential nonfood supplies and temporary shelter. UMCOR cooperates with church leaders, local agencies and not-for-profit organizations to develop response mechanisms and to support local relief and recovery efforts.