June 20 is World Refugee Day.

UMCOR’s work with refugees began in the 1940’s and remains a strong focus today. Together with ecumenical partners, UMCOR’s work is rooted in the biblical mandate to welcome the stranger.

Join us in honoring the strength and resiliency of those forced to flee from home after civil unrest or natural disaster. Commit to support the four rights of migrants: the right to stay, the right to safe passage, the right to welcome and belonging, and the right to return.

Use the resources below as tools for awareness, education, action and advocacy:

recent work

UMCOR’s partnership with IOCC provides Ukrainians more access to shelters, psychosocial programing and human trafficking prevention

Multimillion-dollar funding will benefit displaced persons and refugees in Poland, Romania and Ukraine.

UMCOR and CWS: Care and resettlement for Ukrainian refugees in Moldova

Caring for refugees from Ukraine who crossed into neighboring countries is the latest chapter of an UMCOR-CWS partnership that began in the mid-1940s.

The freedom to live out faith in Christ

The UMCOR Asylum Project (“Leading with Welcome”), a partnership that includes UMCOR, National Justice for Our Neighbors and Church World Service, helps a family from Honduras win their asylum case on the grounds of religious persecution.

Download 2-Page Informational Bulletin Insert

Listen to a set of poems and prayers on the topic of migration

Written and narrated by the Rev. Jack Amick, UMCOR’s director of Global Migration

interactive map

U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement – interactive map of resources and contacts by state

additional resources



  • The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez by Aaron Bobro-Strain
  • This Land is Our Land by Suketu Mehta
  • Immigration and the Bible by Joan Maruskin
Support UMCOR’s work with global migrants and refugees.