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Seasonal Programs

Seasonal programs are a cross-cutting solution method in which we concentrate our sectoral effort in one season when it is needed the most. Annually, UMR runs several seasonal programs to help children and families all around the world with a little extra support. During the winter, UMR’s Winterization Campaign brings warm items to help vulnerable …

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Education

Education is a powerful driver of development and one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty and improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability. In addition, lifelong learning for adults has regained prominence on the world stage due to the global refugee crisis which requires integration of workforce outside their familiar home markets. UMR’s Education …

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Child Protection

UMR’s approach to Child Protection is to address the full spectrum of risk factors related to violence, abuse, and neglect in the lives of vulnerable children and their families. Our services target children who have seen adversity and conflict and assist them in overcoming arduous circumstances. We link our child protection services closely to healthcare, …

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WASH

It’s estimated that 3.5 million people die from water-related diseases every single year – that’s one person every ten seconds Global Water Crisis in Numbers According to the World Health Organization, approximately 785 million people in the world live without safe, clean drinking water By 2025, the World Health Organization estimates that half of the …

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Emergency Response

UMR’s Domestic Emergency Response team responds to a variety of needs after disasters. Natural disasters differ in their timeline and magnitude of damages and losses. For example, earthquakes and hurricanes are rapid-onset disasters that hit with a peak of damage then recede. Drought and floods are slow-onset disasters that hit with little harm but get more …

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Food Security

Experts estimate that a quarter of a billion people are potentially on the brink of starvation.   At least 1 in 3 children under five – or over 200 million – is either undernourished or overweight, and the greatest burden of malnutrition in all its forms is shouldered by children and adolescents from the poorest …

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Health

UMR’s approach in Health is based on three principles: (a) disease prevention, (b) overcoming barriers to access, and (c) rapid but sustainable interventions. Prevention: Treatment of preventable disease is one of the most effective ways to lift people out of poverty, especially for chronically or temporarily vulnerable communities like disaster survivors or refugees living in …

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