A crisis can strike suddenly, without warning. Natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, droughts and earthquakes can devastate communities, and man-made crises of conflict, social and political unrest can destabilise entire nations.

In times of crisis, local churches are uniquely placed to reach out to children in need and their families. Compassion’s partnerships with local churches mean we can respond to urgent needs with a strong understanding of who we are helping.

We will always strive to provide up-to-date information when crises occur.

Please pray for the many children and their families who are affected by crises around the world.

A crisis can strike suddenly, without warning. Natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, droughts and earthquakes can devastate communities, and man-made crises of conflict, social and political unrest can destabilise entire nations.

In times of crisis, local churches are uniquely placed to reach out to children in need and their families. Compassion’s partnerships with local churches mean we can respond to urgent needs with a strong understanding of who we are helping.

We will always strive to provide up-to-date information when crises occur. Please pray for the many children and their families who are affected by crises around the world.

  • Epidemiological Dengue Alert, Nicaragua

    Epidemiological Dengue Alert, Nicaragua 20 Nov, 2019

    The situation

    The Ministry of Health declared a national epidemiological alert, due to over 55,000 suspected cases and 2,232 confirmed cases of Dengue Fever in Nicaragua. They have asked the population to ensure that mosquito breeding sites are eradicated.

    Global Compassion impact

    116 Compassion centres have been affected.

    Thankfully, each week the number of affected children decreases. They have received treatment, and mosquito nets were provided for the affected COmpassion centres. Each Compassion centre was trained to respond to the disease and was equipped with funds to thoroughly clean their facility. Fumigation was also guaranteed by the ministry of health.

    Prayer

    Please pray for Nicaragua staff as they distribute the necessary supplies and the affected children and their families.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flash Flooding in Indonesia

    Flash Flooding in Indonesia 20 Nov, 2019

    The situation

    On 10 November 2019, heavy rains caused flash flooding in the Lau Pengulu Village of the Mardingding District.

    Global Compassion impact

    Five Compassion children have been affected.

    The affected children were temporarily moved and received meals from family members, the church, and local government. The Compassion centre also provided basic school supplies, such as books, bags, and shoes.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the affected families as they recover from the damages and losses due to the heavy rains.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Wamena Papua Riot, Indonesia (Final report)

    Wamena Papua Riot, Indonesia (Final report) 15 Nov, 2019

    New information

    All Compassion centre's have re=opened.

    Global Compassion impact

    126 Compassion children were affected.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayer for the children, families, church partners in Wamena.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Local Conflict in Gonder, Ethiopia (Crisis Update)

    Local Conflict in Gonder, Ethiopia (Crisis Update) 09 Nov, 2019

    New information

    A few of the caregivers have returned to their homes for the purpose of protecting their property. But, they are still keeping their children at relatives homes until the situation improves. The Compassion centres have utilized DAP (disaster reimbursable) funding to distribute food, bedsheets, blankets and mattresses for affected children and their families.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local (church) partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 16

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety of our children and their families in this area.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Local Conflict in Bale-Robe, Ethiopia

    Local Conflict in Bale-Robe, Ethiopia 09 Nov, 2019

    The situation

    A local conflict occurred in Bale-Robe on 24 October. The local government is working to settle the tensions.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local (church) partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 7

    Some children's homes were damaged or destroyed and the affected families were displaced. Compassion is working to identify all affected children and provide support.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety of our children and their families in this area.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Local Conflict in Gonder, Ethiopia

    Local Conflict in Gonder, Ethiopia 02 Nov, 2019

    The situation

    A local conflict occurred on 16 October and forced many citizens to flee from their homes for safety reasons. The local government is trying to stabilize the situation.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local (church) partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 16

    The local church partners are checking on the wellbeing of all children and their families. One child was injured and is receiving treatment and is recovering in hospital.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety of our children and their families in this area.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding on the coast of Colombia

    Flooding on the coast of Colombia 02 Nov, 2019

    The situation

    The coastal areas of Uraba, Barranquilla, Buenaventura and Bolivar have been affected by heavy rains. A Red Alert status is in effect in some locations in the northwest and pacific coast of Colombia. The Apartado River overflowed and impacted 8,000 people, including damaging homes. The rains continue in Apartado and surrounding areas. The Red Cross and City Hall have distributed humanitarian aid kits to affected families.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local (church) partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 132

    Compassion Columbia are providing spiritual and psychological help, as well as food, to affected people. They have accessed DAP (Disaster reimbursable) funds to repair homes and provide basic supplies. Some families are living in shelters.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety of our children and the recovery efforts in this area.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Wamena Papua Riot, Indonesia

    Wamena Papua Riot, Indonesia 01 Nov, 2019

    New information

    The situation in Wamena is getting better, even though the police and army are still on guard in some areas. The Public Health Centre and some offices have re-opened.

    Global Compassion impact

    157 Compassion children have been affected.

    ID0408 and ID0412 are expected to re-open this month. ID0421 partnered with World Vision Indonesia to provide trauma healing for 50 children. ID0424 an ID0437 have re-opened last week. The Partnership Faciliator has been unable to contact the Compassion centres ID0435 and ID0436 due to poor internet connections.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the safety of the children, families, church partners, and Compassion staff in this area as they begin to return to normal activities.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

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