About 200 join Palm Sunday procession in Côte d’Ivoire

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Mission and Ministry
Marie Aganze, 19, fixes Pauline Laini’s hair at her salon in Bukavu, Congo. Aganze, who was forced to drop out of school at age 10, received skills training from The United Methodist Church in East Congo. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

Pandemic creates new opportunities for some

Lockdowns lead United Methodists in Zimbabwe and Congo to start new businesses, adapt old ones.
Social Concerns
Internally displaced people line up to collect food at Ebenezer Community United Methodist Church in Yaounde, Cameroon. With a grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief, the church distributed food and other aid to those struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo courtesy Vischo Image.

Providing food for internally displaced families

The United Methodist Church in Cameroon, with help from Global Ministries and the United Methodist Committee on Relief, distributes food relief and other aid.
Mission and Ministry
Akou Logbo bows her head as Bishop Benjamin Boni prays for the victims of flooding in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, and the COVID-19 pandemic. She is one of 300 widows whose businesses were curtailed by the COVID-19-related lockdown. They received donations of food and non-food items worth $30,000 funded by the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Photo by Isaac Broune, UM News.

Church helps victims of flood and COVID-19

United Methodists in Côte d'Ivoire, with UMCOR support, respond after flooding triggers a deadly landslide near Abidjan.