We are proud to be working alongside communities in over 14 countries including right here in the USA. What drives us is our desire to lift individuals and communities out of poverty and to provide them access to fundamental services and goods that all of us have a right to. For information on our programs in each country please click the Find Out More links.


More than 30 years of war, tension, and insurgent violence have left a heavy toll on Afghanistan’s institutions and its way of life. According to UNDP’s 2012 Human Development Report, the country ranked among the


Over the last ten years Bangladesh has made impressive gains in key human development indicators. However many challenges remain. More than 63 million people live below the poverty line, the constant threat of sudden shocks


Myanmar is considered to be one of the countries at highest risk of natural disasters in Southeast Asia. Rakhine (and Kachin) States are where humanitarian needs and vulnerability of people remain at critical levels. Humanitarian


The wave of ethno-religious violence between rebel forces which erupted in the Central African Republic (CAR) in late 2012 has resulted in the death of thousands of people and the displacement of nearly a million


It’s a story that hasn’t seen much news coverage. Ethiopia is experiencing the worst drought in 50 years. Yes, that’s right. Worse than the drought that brought the entire international community together to raise funds for


The Gambia is one of the smallest and poorest countries in West Africa, ranking 168th out of 187 countries in the United Nations Development Program’s 2011 Human Development Index. Poverty is widespread, pervasive and predominantly


Despite the country’s significant GDP growth rate, poverty in India is still pervasive; especially in rural areas where 70% of India’s 1.2 billion population live. While some 50% of Indians do not have access to


The lack of space, weak infrastructure and extremely limited resources have put immense strain on the country. It is now nearing a breaking point. The Za’atri camp is the largest shelter serving Syrian refugees; it


Kashmir is a disputed territory between India and Pakistan. India and Pakistan have fought three wars over Kashmi and political tensions remains high. As of 2010 India administers approximately 43% of the region, including most


Lebanon has been affected by the Syrian crisis the most. The needs of individuals seeking safety and aid in Lebanon is large. Similarly to locals, Syrian refugees, are becoming increasingly vulnerable day by day and humanitarian


Nepal is a developing country with a low income economy, ranking 145th of 187 countries on the Human Development Index (HDI) in 2014. It continues to struggle with high levels of hunger and poverty. A


According to the World Bank 33.1% of Nigerians, 58 million people, live under the poverty line with more than half of them being in the Northeast and Northwest part of the country. It is calculated


Water, Environment & Sanitation Program Over a period of time, Water and Sanitation (WASH) has become the signature project of UMR, striving hard to ensure the provision of safe drinking water to


The Gaza Strip has been deprived of development since the imposition of a comprehensive blockade in 2007. As a result, development and reconstruction needs in the Strip are enormous. Unemployment rates in Gaza remain amongst


According to Sudan House Hold Survey 2010, nearly 40% of households in Sudan have no access to clean drinking water. Prevalence of child malnutrition is high, at 31.8% in 2010 with a 2015 target of


As the conflict in Syria enters its fifth year, a political solution is still to be found. Over 200,000 people have been killed and over one million injured. More than half of all Syrians have


Turkey is currently hosting the largest number of Syrian Refugees in one country. With the humanitarian assistance dwindling, an increase in relief aid is necessary. The overwhelming need will only increase as displacement, and lack


While many around the world view the United States as the land of opportunity, the most recent census report states that 14.5% of Americans, or 45.3 million people, live below the poverty line, and 49.1


Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the Arab region, with very slow progress towards attaining the Millennium Development Goals. The Yemeni economy is caught in a jobless slow growth cycle leading to stagnant