Poverty

Social Concerns
A child scavenges for food in a garbage pit just outside the Hope for the Children of Africa School near Malanje, Angola, in 2006. The school was named for the United Methodist Council of Bishops' appeal that provided funds for its construction. World hunger can be wiped out by 2030 according to the Bread for the World Institute. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

2030 targeted for end of world hunger

World hunger can be wiped out by 2030 and has already decreased for seven straight years in the U.S., according to the Bread for the World Institute.
Multicultural Ministry
Graduates cut a cake to celebrate their completion of the Inua Partners in Hope vocational training program in Naivasha, Kenya. The program, a partnership between  Trinity United Methodist Church in Naivasha and First United Methodist Church in Winter Park, Fla., teaches vocational and business skills to orphans and vulnerable young people. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Education equals hope for Kenyan orphans

Students learn vocational, business skills through Inua Partners in Hope program, an initiative of Kenya and Florida churches.
Social Concerns
Motorists line up to purchase fuel in Harare, Zimbabwe. Power shortages in the country are affecting United Methodist hospitals, schools and churches. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Energy crisis takes toll on Zimbabwe church

Daily power outages are affecting The United Methodist Church and its related ministries, including hospitals and schools.
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.

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