NEWS AND STORIES


Global Ministries/UMCOR response to COVID-19 pandemic

Global Ministries/UMCOR response to COVID-19 pandemic

General Secretary Roland Fernandes outlines the United Methodist mission agency's globally inclusive response to the COVID-19 pandemic, seeking to "do no harm" and alleviate human suffering.
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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 year in review: 2021

UMCOR year in review: 2021

The United Methodist Committee on Relief answered many appeals for assistance in 2021. What follows are some key responses and a few of the major grants awarded this year to help alleviate suffering around the world.
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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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UMCOR grant strives to improve access to medical care and safe water in Haiti

UMCOR grant strives to improve access to medical care and safe water in Haiti

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake in August 2021 destroyed much of Haiti’s already fragile infrastructure. A gift honoring UMCOR director killed in 2010 lends support.
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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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New Advance open to support the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines

New Advance open to support the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines

“Love Beyond Borders: The Interfaith Movement to End the Pandemic” will support UNICEF’s global vaccine distribution efforts.
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United Methodist Committee on Relief Grant Helps Church World Service Support Afghan Allies

United Methodist Committee on Relief Grant Helps Church World Service Support Afghan Allies

Thanks to a new $100,000 grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), long-time partner Church World Service, a key organization in the welcome effort, will have funds that its nationwide resettlement network can use.
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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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UMCOR’s international humanitarian relief in 2021

UMCOR’s international humanitarian relief in 2021

UMCOR has supported partners around the world this year to provide relief for people affected by storms, earthquakes, volcanoes, COVID-19 lockdowns, armed conflict and more. This update includes key international responses and major grants.
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