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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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 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 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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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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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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Mustard Seed Migration Grants

Mustard Seed Migration Grants

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.” United Methodist congregations...
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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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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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