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Disaster Relief
Two displaced Central African women receive an envelope containing money to buy food. The United Methodist Committee on Relief provided $50,000 to assist nearly 1,000 displaced families from the Central African Republic living in a refugee camp in Limasa, Congo. Photo courtesy of the Eastern Congo disaster management office.

Church helps displaced Central Africans living in Congo

Through UMCOR’s Global Migration program, The United Methodist Church disbursed $50,000 to help families living in a refugee camp.
Violence
The Rev. Obang Olamo, senior pastor at Ethiopia United Methodist Church in Gambella, shares a sermon during Sunday worship service. A clash between separatists and government forces in western Ethiopia in June left 37 dead, including at least three members of Ethiopia United Methodist Church. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Church members slain in Ethiopia

The United Methodist Committee on Relief is sending $10,000 in aid to Ethiopia after deadly clashes between separatists and government forces.
Immigration
People wade or ride rafts made from inner tubes across the Suchiate River, which forms part of the border between Guatemala and Mexico, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. The busy, informal crossing is used by migrants as well as by people hauling commercial cargo in both directions. A ride across on one of the inner tube rafts usually costs between 10 and 20 Guatemalan quetzals, roughly $1.25-$2.50 U.S. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Church leaders explore ways to help migrants in Mexico

A group of leaders from the Methodist Church of Mexico and The United Methodist Church traveled to southern Mexico in April to meet with groups working with immigrants crossing into the country.
Mission and Ministry
Lauren Przybyl, an anchor at Fox4 News in Dallas, and the Rev. Arthur Jones, senior pastor of St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas, host a March 21 benefit concert for Ukraine at the church. Since Russia's invasion of that country six weeks ago, more than $5 million has come into the United Methodist Committee of Relief for Ukraine-related humanitarian aid, and the total grows daily. Photo by Jenny Skinner.

United Methodists pass plate for Ukraine

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, denomination members have been busy and creative raising funds for humanitarian aid, with the United Methodist Committee on Relief reporting targeted donations of more than $5 million.

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