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

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.

As Jesus described in his parable, mustard seeds have a potential to grow into something big or pervasive that spreads throughout a field. Mustard Seed Migration Grants of up to $2000 will be awarded to 50 United Methodist churches in the United States to engage in new, one-time community-based service...
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Caring for vulnerable migrants as they cross Central America

Caring for vulnerable migrants as they cross Central America

UMCOR helps to feed women, children and adolescents as they travel in a migrant caravan though Guatemala.
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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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United Methodists flee insecurity in Mozambique

United Methodists flee insecurity in Mozambique

In response to the displacement of thousands of people, UMCOR is supplying materials for temporary shelter as well as food, hygiene and health items.
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UMCOR reaches Syrian refugees

UMCOR reaches Syrian refugees

UMCOR’s work with Syrian refugees living in Lebanon and Jordan engages with four partners to provide counseling, rent and medical assistance and clearing of landmines.
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United in Love: Walls, borders and open tables

United in Love: Walls, borders and open tables

Serving in Tijuana as migration ministry advocates, GMFs Yabes Manokaran and Eric Agron found that listening to the journeys of those in transit was a sacred act.
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Love and relief for Venezuelan migrants

Love and relief for Venezuelan migrants

In South America, an UMCOR partnership extends the ministries of Methodists in Peru, Brazil and Colombia who offer welcome to those fleeing Venezuela.
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Multicultural church’s history inspires support for immigrants

Multicultural church’s history inspires support for immigrants

Decades of support and funding from Global Ministries’ Community Developers Program has helped Buena Vista UMC increase outreach within its community.
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Partners work together for asylum seekers

Partners work together for asylum seekers

Asylum seekers in New York, Miami and Houston find a new avenue of hope through an UMCOR, Justice For Our Neighbors and Church World Service partnership. The UMCOR Asylum Project seeks to provide legal representation and case management for those with compelling reasons not to return to their home countries.
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