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News: Support for Conflict Survivors in DR Congo
Fighting continues in North Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The conflict between government and rebel forces has caused thousands of people to flee from their homes and settle into formal camps, churches, or schools, placing a significant strain on limited resources and an already weak health system.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is supporting the United Methodist Church of DR Congo to provide primary health care services to affected populations through the Majengo Health Center in the city of Goma.
The health center, which is seeing an increased patient load of about 900 cases per month, will receive a three-month supply of medicine to help reduce morbidity and mortality among displaced populations suffering from malaria, respiratory issues, or other chronic illnesses. UMCOR’s support will also allow for additional nurse staff to aid the center in managing daily patient consultations.
About 10,000 internally displaced people, and at least 30,000 host families in the area of Majengo will benefit from this support.
You can help us meet ongoing emergency needs by donating to International Disaster Response, Advance # 982450
Prayer: Annual Pan Africa Health Meeting
Please pray for the success of the upcoming Pan Africa Health Forum which will take place on September 9-13 in Accra, Ghana. About 40 participants representing 13 United Methodist annual conference health boards in Africa and nine African countries will gather to discuss health development strategies and best practices. Intercede with Proverbs 3: 5-6.
Careers: Openings at UMCOR and Global Ministries
The General Board of Global Ministries and UMCOR have positions open across multiple units, sectors, and countries. Visit the Careers page webpage to learn more.
Resource: Be Hope for War-Impacted Syrians
The Syrian conflict continues to make news headlines as it claims more and more lives. But, relief materials provided by UMCOR and partners bring moments of peace, refuge and relief to conflict-affected families who have lost jobs and are unable to provide for their children because of this crisis.
Download and share this Syria resource which highlights the provision of 70,450 relief supply kits to the most vulnerable populations in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon, and learn how you can help.
Media: Replenish UMCOR Relief Supplies
As conflict and disasters arise around the world, so does the need for material resources at UMCOR depots.
Help UMCOR to be ready and able to respond to emergency needs by replenishing the inventory of relief supplies.
Watch UMCOR’s relief-supply video to learn how you can assemble and ship kits to help disaster survivors around the world, including in the US. Sending relief kits to those who need basic materials in the wake of a disaster is an efficient and immediate way to help.