Humanitarian Relief and Recovery
Global Ministries seeks to strengthen the ability of the church and communities to respond to disasters and provide humanitarian relief both near and far. The core of this work is accomplished through disaster relief and recovery, risk-reduction programming, addressing the needs and rights of migrants worldwide and improving livelihoods and food security. The intentional care of creation and advancing environmental sustainability also reduces the impact of disaster.
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UMCOR works with partners to examine the causes of migration and to care for refugees and migrants and the churches and networks that assist them. This includes promoting the adoption of practices that make migration safe and respect the rights and dignity of all migrants.
Global Ministries fosters the integration of environmental sustainability into every aspect of mission through environment-focused projects, tools and leadership development. Trainings through the EarthKeepers program environmentally based projects in the United States.
UMCOR responds with a grant for emergency supplies as well as coordination of the deployment of early response teams and solar-powered trailers.
For more than 30 families and three community centers, UMCOR funding helps provide a clean and sustainable water source by distributing drums to harvest rainwater.
UMCOR supports host churches and agencies that seek to make temporary shelters into more permanent homes for refugees from Ukraine.