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NEWS: UMCOR SUDAN AWARDED $4.4M GRANT
UMCOR Sudan was recently awarded more than $4.4 million for an 18-month program to increase access to basic services and economic development opportunities for conflict-affected populations in East Darfur and South Darfur State of the Republic of Sudan.
The funding comes from USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), a longtime UMCOR partner, for its program Promoting Sustainable Access to Basic Services and Economic Opportunities for IDPs, Returnees and Conflict-Affected Populations in South and East Darfur States.
The funds will be used to address major community concerns across four sectors—water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); agriculture and food security; shelter, and economic recovery and market systems—which will significantly improve the living conditions of internally displaced populations, returnees, and host communities.
Activities will be implemented across all nine localities of East Darfur State, and in Nyala Locality of South Darfur State, as well as five camps for the internally displaced in East Darfur State.
This work builds upon UMCOR’s continued partnership with OFDA in assisting vulnerable populations in Darfur, which began in 2006. You can support this work with your gifts to Sudan Emergency, Advance #184385.
PRAYER: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
The International Day of Peace, observed September 21, is a day designated by the United Nations to strengthen the ideals of peace within and among all nations and peoples. As this day approaches, please pray for the end of hostilities around the world and remember those affected from tragic losses due to the September 11 event, the 12-year war in Afghanistan, and the more recent escalating conflict in Syria.
CAREERS: UMCOR AND GLOBAL MINISTRIES OPENINGS
The General Board of Global Ministries and UMCOR have positions open across multiple units, sectors, and countries. Visit the Careers webpage to learn more.
RESOURCE: UMCOR NEWS STORIES
If you want to know how UMCOR is responding to needs around the world, then visit UMCOR’s News Stories web page for current and past news. Feature stories, blogs, stories from the field, and UMCOR’s response to conflict or disasters are available for you to stay abreast of UMCOR’s work and to share with others.
MEDIA: UMCOR PHILIPPINES: MITIGATING DISASTERS
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.
In this video, Ciony Ayo-Eduarte, director of UMCOR Philippines, shares about disaster risk reduction, and the experience of a group of women in one particular community, Rosario, have learned to maintain their economic capacity despite typhoons and floods.
UMCOR provides emergency relief in many areas of the world. To find out more about UMCOR's ministries, please visit umcor.org