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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.

  • Flooding in Kagera and Mara Regions, Tanzania

    Flooding in Kagera and Mara Regions, Tanzania 24 Mar, 2020

    The situation

    The Kagera region of Tanzania experienced heavy rain, hail and high winds on 6 March and the Mara region experienced heavy rain and hail on 10 March – 12 March. The severe weather caused many homes to be damaged or destroyed and farms and crops flooded.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local (church) partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 18

    The church partners are providing food and temporary shelter for affected children and their families. The national office is utilizing DAP (disaster reimbursable funds) to support affected children with emergency relief. They plan on preparing an Individual CIV to address shelter construction and livelihood restoration.

    Prayer

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

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  • Typhoon Kammuri (Tisoy): Philippines (Crisis Update)

    Typhoon Kammuri (Tisoy): Philippines (Crisis Update) 23 Mar, 2020

    The situation

    Typhoon Kammuri (Tisoy) hit the Philippines in early December of 2019. Local government units have been active in rebuilding homes. It has been taking a long time and not all affected areas have been supported.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 67
    Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 8890

    Compassion's response

    Affected families were supported with immediate relief. Compassion Philippines is planning on creating individual CIVs for home and local church partner repairs and rebuilding, as well as livelihood programs.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers for the affected beneficiaries, families, and local church partners.

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  • Tropical Storm Nate in Nicaragua (Crisis Update)

    Tropical Storm Nate in Nicaragua (Crisis Update) 18 Mar, 2020

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  • Fire in Butuan City, Philippines

    Fire in Butuan City, Philippines 17 Mar, 2020

    The situation

    A fire broke out in the Barangay Ong Yiu in Butuan City and spread very rapidly through the area. At least 150 homes and 10 commercial enterprises were destroyed.

    Global Compassion impact

    No local (church) partners have been affected.

    Seven children and their families lost their homes and belongings. They are being supported by the local church partners with temporary shelter, food, and other basic items. Other local organizations and government agencies are also helping the affected families. The national office will provide more relief support and some housing materials so they can begin to rebuild their homes.

    Prayer

    Please pray for strength and provision for the affected families.

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  • Fire in Pagadian City, Philippines

    Fire in Pagadian City, Philippines 14 Mar, 2020

    The situation

    A fire started behind the Sta Lucia Elementary school in the Balangasan District of Padadian City at about 1am on 14 March. It spread quickly and destroyed nearby homes. The local government provided rice and canned goods, as well opened evacuation centres.

    Global Compassion impact

    No local (church) partners have been affected.

    The local church partners initially provided food and some temporary shelter for the first two days. They have also provided bedding, mosquito nets, kitchen supplies, food, clothing and hygiene supplies to the affected children and their families. The local government unit is providing some house rebuilding materials and the church partners will provide supplemental materials.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the affected families as they recover from losses and damages.

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