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Psychosocial Support (PSS)

UMR seeks to provide a wraparound program for children and their families who are affected by conflict. Our Psycho-Social Support (PSS) and Child-Friendly Space initiatives give refugee women and children coping mechanisms to mitigate trauma while increasing critical thinking skills among children, especially younger ones, violence reduction among peers, and greater connectivity and comfort with …

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Cataract Missions: Vision 2020

UMR successfully conducted over 1,000 cataract surgeries. Help us reach 5,000 new patients by the end of 2020 Key Facts & Figures: Cataract accounts for 30%-50% of blindness in most African and Asian countries. Every dollar spent towards eliminating blindness and correcting vision in developing countries returns a four-fold on investment in economic terms. This …

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Somalia Water Wells

  The water crisis is a severe issue in Somalia, with just 45% of Somalis having access to sufficient water sources. 75% of the population don’t have access to improved sanitation or hygiene practices, which can lead to diseases such as cholera among women and children. Below-average rainfall in 2016 paired with El Nino-induced weather …

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Ramadan 2020

Although UMR provides food assistance through a variety of its programs throughout the year, we give special attention to cultural occasions like Ramadan and Qurbani celebrations to deliver dignified and culturally-sensitive nourishment options. Our Qurbani and Ramadan food programs do not only aim to alleviate poverty and malnourishment with access to nutritious food, but also …

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Pakistan Child Protection

Pakistan is dubbed as one of the next eleven countries with ‘economic potential’, however with its ongoing political and security concerns, the country has seen a decline with almost a quarter of the population living under a $1 a day. Majority of whom are women and children. Millions of primary aged going children are dropping …

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USA Emergency Response Program

UMR’s community outreach efforts under Emergency Response include educational trainings for disaster response/recovery, environmental health hazards, emergency preparedness, and hazard mitigation programming. Strategic areas of operations include distributing food and items to survivors, such as hygiene emergency kits, immediate health supplies, blankets/bedding, and providing assistance with other unmet needs of the community or populations affected. …

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National Days of Service

United Mission for Relief and Development Designated as Lead Agency to Engage Youth on National Days of Service Washington, DC — United Mission for Relief and Development will serve as a Youth Service America Lead Agency, mobilizing young people to lead volunteer service projects that help meet community needs on 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance (September …

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Kenya Water Wells

The importance of clean and safe water in rural areas cannot be emphasized. Having access to clean water ensures that families avoid water-borne illnesses, can keep up with hygiene, and the overall public health of a community is strengthened. UMR Kenya has been working for years bringing shallow wells and boreholes to areas in need. …

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Bangladesh Water Wells

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, with more than 1000 people per square kilometer.1 Three quarters of the population live in rural areas, where running water and sanitary latrines are often considered luxury items. As Bangladesh experiences one of the fastest urbanization rates in Asia, most of the 7 …

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Pakistan Water Wells

Absolute inequalities are greatest in countries with the largest spread between the richest and the poorest, such as Pakistan for hygiene.1 Despite the access of 91% to improved water sources, but 88% of the water supplied is unsafe.2 Pakistan is running out of fresh water at a high rate, it’s anticipated that it is likely …

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