Global Migration

Global Migration

Every day, thousands of people leave and flee their homes in search of a better life for their families. Recognizing that migration is a complex issue, UMCOR works with partners to examine the causes of migration and to ensure the four rights of migrants: right to stay, right to safe passage, right to welcoming and belonging, and right to return. Global Ministries is committed to providing support for refugees, migrants and asylum seekers from all over the globe with our partners Church World Service and National Justice for Our Neighbors, along with our collaboration with other domestic and international humanitarian agencies.

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The Rev. Joel Hortiales (right), a United Methodist missionary with the Board of Global Ministries, visits with Lizbeth and her three children Bridgette, 3, Caleb, 4 and Alvaro Jose, 10, at the Hosanna Refugio Para Mujeres, in Mexicali, Mexico. The family is part of the migrant caravan that started their long journey on foot from Central American a few months ago. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

STORIES ON MIGRATION

Help and hope on the journey from Ukraine

Help and hope on the journey from Ukraine

UMCOR supports United Methodists in Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Hungary, Czechia and Estonia as they welcome refugees from Ukraine into their homes and houses of worship.
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Justice for asylum seekers requires patience and persistence

Justice for asylum seekers requires patience and persistence

Two years after the UMCOR, CWS and JFON partnership, asylum cases are finally moving. Confusing policies and pandemic closures have kept asylum seekers with legitimate cases in limbo.
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Helping families feel safe again

Helping families feel safe again

UMCOR partners with Cristosal to resettle displaced families in El Salvador.
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Call for applications: UMCOR Afghan refugee resettlement reimbursement program

Call for applications: UMCOR Afghan refugee resettlement reimbursement program

In support of long-time partner Church World Service’s efforts in welcoming and resettling Afghan families, UMCOR is launching the Afghan Refugee Resettlement Reimbursement program. It will reimburse up to $1,000 to local UMC’s in the U.S. that are in a sponsorship relationship with CWS.
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Global Migration grant list

Global Migration grant list

2021 Global Migration grant list.
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UMCOR supports refugees, migrants and asylum seekers in 2021

UMCOR supports refugees, migrants and asylum seekers in 2021

This UMCOR update, part three of a three-part series, summarizes UMCOR’s work with refugees, migrants and asylum seekers in 2021.
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At US-Mexico border, UMCOR denounces treatment of Haitian immigrants

At US-Mexico border, UMCOR denounces treatment of Haitian immigrants

For the thousands fleeing chaos in Haiti, UMCOR calls for a response that preserves dignity, cares for health, safety and basic needs, and allows them to pursue legal claims to asylum as provided for by U.S. law.
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Global Ministries awards grants to help United Methodist churches aid local refugees and migrants in their communities

Global Ministries awards grants to help United Methodist churches aid local refugees and migrants in their communities

Mustard Seed Migration Grants continue UMCOR's 80-Year tradition of welcoming the stranger.
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UMCOR’s Work on the U.S.-Mexico border

UMCOR’s Work on the U.S.-Mexico border

We believe that both humanitarian assistance and policy change are required in this current moment of transition and confusion on the U.S.- Mexico border.
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UMCOR is committed to providing support for refugees and migrants around the world.

UMCOR is committed to providing support for refugees and migrants around the world.

Background Every day, thousands of people flee their homes in search of a better life for their families. Global Ministries and UMCOR are committed to providing support for refugees and migrants around the world. This work fulfills the biblical mandate to “love thy neighbor” and “welcome the stranger.” The Mustard...
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