In the aftermath of natural disasters, wars, famines, and other crisis situations, those left behind can be left with a deep sense of loss, insecurity, and overwhelming need. During disasters and emergency situations, NCM partners with local churches as they work to assist people in meeting short-term and long-term needs—both physical and spiritual—regardless of economic status, ethnicity, or religious background. NCM is committed to a holistic approach to emergency relief that includes meeting immediate needs and then walking alongside them on a path toward long-term recovery and stability.
Individuals and families in the Middle East are facing extreme difficulties due to a number of regional conflicts. The crisis levels are higher than they ever have been in recent history.
Nazarene churches are responding to the needs of over 4000 displaced and refugee families, and in most cases the care is personal. Nazarenes are providing food packages, medicines, hygiene kits, and household goods, and in most instances they are visiting families in their homes and praying for them, providing special meals and fellowship activities, and inviting them to church.
An outbreak of Ebola was identified in Guinea in March 2014, and it quickly spread into nearby Liberia and Sierra Leone. As the deadly disease continues to spread rapidly throughout these West African countries, the Church of the Nazarene there is responding.
When violent conflict, natural disasters, and other emergencies hit, the church in the Commonwealth of Independent States (the former Soviet Union) is committed to meeting the needs of those who have been affected.
Most recently, NCM has partnered with local churches in Ukraine and Russia to meet the needs of vulnerable individuals and families who have been affected by war. In addition to providing care for wounded civilians, they are assisting people who had to flee their homes to escape the fighting. Families have been forced to move and begin new lives. Local churches both in Ukraine and Russia are assisting families as they search for new housing, schools, and jobs.
In the aftermath of natural disasters, wars, famines, and other crisis situations, NCM partners with local churches as they work to assist people in meeting short-term and long-term needs—both physical and spiritual—in the face of natural disasters and other emergency situations. NCM is committed to a holistic approach to emergency relief that includes meeting immediate needs and then walking alongside them on a path toward long-term recovery and stability.
We are especially committed to working with churches to care for the most vulnerable individuals and families in their communities. The focus is on communities where the Church of the Nazarene has a presence, but assistance is not limited to Nazarenes or to Christians only.
Each emergency relief effort is organized locally with the support of the global church through prayer, giving, and technical support. The local church often partners with other organizations and local government agencies in order to best meet needs as well.
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