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Volunteers unloading relief items at Braima Attouga Stadium in eastern Freetown. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

Council of Churches helps Sierra Leone flood survivors

United Methodist Church among those providing relief to flood victims. Read More

Floodwaters at Canaan UMC, Ridgeville, South Carolina. Photo by Shawn Salley.

South Carolina trusting in God, after ‘1,000-year-flood’ [clone]

Bishop Jonathan Holston urges prayer, generosity, and volunteerism as the state begins to regroup and heal. Read More

Floodwaters at Canaan UMC, Ridgeville, South Carolina. Photo by Shawn Salley.

South Carolina trusting in God, after ‘1,000-year-flood’

Bishop Holston urges prayer, generosity, and volunteerism as the state begins to recover. See the latest updates and how you can help. Read More

During “Poop in a Hole” workshop, youth brainstorm and create a campaign to promote UMCOR’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene work at their home churches. Photo by Hannah Hanson, courtesy of UMCOR.

UMCOR celebrates with youth at Y15

When 4,000 young adults gathered for Youth 2015, the Committee on Relief hosted projects like a mock latrine to highlight sanitation for vulnerable populations. Read More

Woman holds Bible open to the Book of Lamentations. Photo illustration by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Turning to the Bible when sorrow strikes

When earthquakes or other tragedies strike, some struggle with questions about God. A scripture written after devastation offers a ray of hope. Read More

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, the most powerful quake in 81 years to hit the region, caused significant damage in Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu. Photo by ACT Alliance, DCA

Responding with prayer, aid after Nepal earthquake

United Methodist Committee on Relief, other church-related aid groups look to assist; five missionaries in Nepal are safe. Read More

Filipino clergy hopeful for disaster risk reduction

A United Nations report has identified the Philippines as the country that is the third most at-risk for disaster because of climate change  — after the South Pacific island nations of Vanuatu and Tonga. One of the most vulnerable areas in the Philippines is the Tarlac province in Central Luzon,... Read More

Rev. Norges Rodriguez Cascaret of the San Luis church in Santiago de Cuba carries cement blocks while assisting workers in construction of new UMCOR-funded homes. Photo by Greg Forrester, courtesy of UMCOR.

Cubans help Cubans rebuild 61 homes, 20 churches

UMCOR, working with the Methodist Church in Cuba, has under-girded successful disaster recovery after Hurricane Sandy. Of 21 damaged churches, 20 are restored or under reconstruction. Read More

The original chapel of Ford's Chapel United Methodist Church in Harvest, Alabama, was destroyed by a 2011 tornado, part of a massive outbreak that caught United Methodists and others in the state unprepared to respond. Disaster response training has been important since then.  Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

At 75: UMCOR training extends church’s reach in disasters

As relief agency of The United Methodist Church celebrates 75 years, it finds ways to empower more church members to respond to disasters. Read More

Volunteers load a truck at the offices of the United Methodist Committee on Relief in Manila with relief supplies for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist News Service.

Interested in disaster training? It’s in your area

The Committee on Relief has training around the U.S. for early response, home repair, mission leaders and more, from March until September. Read More

Taking a look at Haiti’s journey to recovery

Using photographs from 2010-2014, United Methodist News photographer Mike DuBose presents a visual record of how an earthquake changed this small Caribbean nation. Read More

Taking a look at Haiti’s journey to recovery (Page 2)

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Taking a look at Haiti’s journey to recovery (Page 3)

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