Disaster Relief

Mission and Ministry
Food hampers are distributed to Cyclone Idai survivors in Ntcheu, Malawi. The United Methodist Church is still assisting remote villages in the region amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Francis Nkhoma, UM News.

COVID-19 slows aid to Cyclone Idai survivors

Despite lockdowns, church continues to offer spiritual and material support in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi.
Mission and Ministry
People walk over a wooden bridge built by United Methodist Men of Sange after the original bridge was washed away by mid-April flooding in Uvira, Congo. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

Church aids flood survivors in Congo

Donations from Switzerland Methodist Church, Wespath also help pastors and their families struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mission and Ministry
An aerial view of houses engulfed by water in Kindu, Congo. Torrential rains caused the Congo River to overflow in April, affecting more than 10,000 households in Kindu. Photo by Chadrack Tambwe Londe, UM News.

Church members among dead in Congo flooding

Thousands of families have been displaced and United Methodist homes, schools and other buildings have been destroyed by flooding in the East Congo Episcopal Area.
Disaster Relief
A tire swing sways in the wind from Hurricane Rita over the remains of a beachfront home destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in Ocean Springs, Miss. Rita made landfall in East Texas Sept. 24, 2005, nearly four weeks after Katrina hit Louisiana and Mississippi. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Ask The UMC: How do we understand suffering from disaster?

When tragedy strikes, it is common for us to ask why. We turn to our faith for answers, but answers don’t come easily.

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