Funeral for slain marine to be held at United Methodist church

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Violence
Yakuba Barka has been at an internally displaced persons camp in Jalingo, Nigeria, for four years. He and his family fled their home in Chibok when the area was attacked by the Boko Haram terrorist group. Barka and his family journeyed for two years before making their way to the camp. Photo by Tim Tanton, UM News.

Church provides aid to Nigerians displaced by violence

Ten camps for internally displaced persons around Jalingo are sheltering people who have fled violence perpetrated by Boko Haram or conflicts involving groups such as the Fulani herdsmen.
Social Concerns
A woman who fled armed conflict in Misisi, Congo, receives a bag of rice from The United Methodist Church in Lweba. The church, using a grant from United Methodist Discipleship Ministries, has provided food relief to about 100 of those displaced. Photo by Jolie Shabani, UM News.

Church helps those displaced by violence

United Methodist Church in Congo partners with Discipleship Ministries to provide relief for displaced people.
Mission and Ministry
Finda Quiwa (third from left), a United Methodist missionary, joins members of Finda Quiwa House at the May 2 Young Women's Gathering in Yonibana, Sierra Leone. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

Young women's program revived in Sierra Leone

Six years after shutting down in Sierra Leone, the Young Women’s Network is active again thanks to a donation by Discipleship Ministries.