Violence

Disaster Relief
A mother receives food provided by The United Methodist Church in Beni, Congo. The aid was part of a $100,000 grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s International Disaster Response program to support internally displaced persons in Beni and Rutshuru in East Congo. Photo by Chadrack Tambwe Londe, UM News.

UMCOR assists displaced families in East Congo

Funds from the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s International Disaster Response program helped purchase food and other supplies for people in Beni who have fled attacks in outlying areas.
General Agencies
Vlada takes shelter with her son, Dima, at the Poušť United Methodist church camp near Bechyně, Czech Republic in May, after fleeing their home near Mykolaiv, Ukraine. Leaders of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries said during their fall board meetings that they have approved, and have in process, more than $17 million for partners across Ukraine and neighboring countries that have taken in refugees from the war with Russia. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Ukraine a top priority for Global Ministries

The United Methodist Committee on Relief has approved more than $17 million so far to help the people of Ukraine, and more aid is on the way, the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries announced during its fall meeting.
Social Concerns
Olena Koval, a Ukrainian therapist who fled Kyiv when the war began, talks about the therapy groups she created for other women refugees living in Romania. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Ministry offers therapy to Ukrainian refugees

A Ukrainian therapist who fled Kyiv when the war began had an idea to create therapy groups for women refugees after seeing that none existed, and The United Methodist Church in Romania helped make that a reality.
Social Concerns
Students in the Government Vocational Training Center in Gombe, Nigeria, attend a Triumph Over Trauma training led by Doris Adamu Jenis. Jenis, a former women’s group leader in the Northern Nigeria Conference, received training in early 2022 from Harper Hill Global, which was founded by United Methodist deacon the Rev. Neelley Hicks. Photo courtesy of Doris Adamu Jenis.

Program helps trauma survivors heal

Triumph Over Trauma, a seven-week psychoeducational program for people going through trauma, is the outcome of work a United Methodist deacon was doing for survivors of sexual violence in eastern Congo.

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