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Internally displaced family finds hope, thanks to UMCOR

09 Nov 2018
*Barbara Dunlap-Berg EAST DARFUR STATE, Sudan (UMCOR) – In December 2013, fighting broke out between the Maalya and Rizaigat tribes in East Darfur state, Sudan. When another tribe warned of [...]

After Cyclone Dineo, UMCOR helps Mozambicans rebuild

16 Oct 2018
By Barbara Dunlap-Berg* In February 2017, Mozambique was struck by winds of more than 62 miles per hour and battered by torrential rain and rough seas. Cyclone Dineo killed seven [...]

International Day of Girls

11 Oct 2018
”Religious beliefs which have been influenced by patriarchy, have often resulted in discrimination and oppression against women and girls. Church of Sweden International Work, collaborates with other faith based and [...]

Relief for the weary in Syria

11 Oct 2018
By Bella DiFilippo* The ongoing civil war in Syria has internally displaced more than 6 million civilians. Through support from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), families struggling with [...]

Human right defenders in Colombia subjected to attack

05 Oct 2018
Diakonia and The Church of Sweden’s international work condemn the assassination attempt against Matilde Leonor López Arpushana. Matilde received the 2014 award for the defence of human rights in Colombia [...]

Rohingya women and girls meet and study in safe places at refugee camps in Bangladesh

05 Oct 2018
Women and girls learn to read and acquire new skills in the FCA/DCA project in two refugee camps in Bangladesh. “I feel secure to work in the safe space for [...]

Ubumbano in action: creating a solidarity model in South Africa

22 Jun 2018
Exploring new ways of working together in South and Southern Africa within the ACT Alliance. By Gerhard Buttner, Programme Manager, Christian Aid South Africa. South Africa is one of the most [...]

Cash for Work: the Road to Resilience 

15 Jun 2018
The dust whipped through the air as we traversed different villages in Baringo County in Kenya. This is a land of scattered homesteads among the barren plains of sand and [...]

Supporting Burundian refugees

08 Jun 2018
Jubilant women coming from water buckets collection in Mtendeli camp. Credit: Albert Temu Prior to the current influx of Burundian refugees, Tanzania had only one remaining refugee camp i.e Nyarugusu, [...]

“You should always look for success and it will boost you”, says a young Syrian-Armenian entrepreneur

25 May 2018
Credit: Armenia Round Table Foundation Angela Kirkian was born in Aleppo. She came to Armenia four years ago with her mother. Her sister, brother, and aunt stayed in Syria. “They [...]
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