Filipino churches step up after super typhoon

Filipino churches step up after super typhoon

Destroying lives and livelihoods, churches, houses and crops, UMCOR awards grants in response to immediate needs from December 2021's Typhoon Rai.
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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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Blessed to be alive in Mayfield, Kentucky

Blessed to be alive in Mayfield, Kentucky

UMCOR supports partners in the aftermath of December tornadoes.
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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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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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Give love, joy, hope and peace in year-end campaign

Give love, joy, hope and peace in year-end campaign

Support the many ways in which mission transforms communities and empowers individuals across the globe.
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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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UMCOR responses in 2021 continue to climb

UMCOR responses in 2021 continue to climb

A three-part overview of the work of UMCOR in the first three-quarters of 2021. This Part 1 in the series outlines disaster response in the United States.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Helping families feel safe again
    UMCOR partners with Cristosal to resettle displaced families in El Salvador.

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