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: Colombia (Crisis Update)

    Flooding: Colombia (Crisis Update) 08 Aug, 2017

    The flooding in Talaigua, Colombia has receded and all Compassion assisted children are now attending the child development centre.

    Local authorities are working on a plan to prevent future flooding in the community when the river overflows.

    Thank you for your prayers over this situation.

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  • Flooding: Togo (Crisis Update)

    Flooding: Togo (Crisis Update) 04 Aug, 2017

    Compassion staff in Togo recently learned that TG0283 was directly impacted by the heavy rains that fell last week. All of their classrooms are damaged, and programming is limited because children can only meet in the chapel.

    The 27 affected Compassion assisted children are currently being supported through Disaster Relief funds.

    Please pray for provision for the affected children, their families and our church partner.

    Compassion Togo will keep us updated as more information becomes available.

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  • Earthquake: Peru

    Earthquake: Peru 02 Aug, 2017

    A sizeable earthquake was recorded in Arequipa, Peru on the evening of 17 July 2017.

    Large rocks blocked a section of a main road on the coast, leaving 300 vehicles stranded.

    The government sent meals to those affected, as well as heavy machinery to remove the rocks.

    No Compassion child development centres or Compassion assisted children have been affected.

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  • Flooding: Togo

    Flooding: Togo 02 Aug, 2017

    Several days of heavy rains caused flooding in the southern part of Togo at the end of July 2017, destroying the homes of several Compassion assisted children.

    No Compassion child development centres were directly impacted. Twenty-seven Compassion assisted children have been affected.

    Staff from our church partners visited the affected children and their families to provide essential relief, such as food and clothing. Compassion Togo staff plan to visit families by the end of this week; they also plan to request critical intervention support in order to rebuild homes.

    Please pray for the families whose homes were destroyed. They had to leave quickly and are staying with relatives in neighbouring villages until their homes are rebuilt.

    Compassion Togo will keep us updated as more information becomes available.

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  • Fire: the Philippines

    Fire: the Philippines 31 Jul, 2017

    Early in the morning of Tuesday, 25 July, a fire broke out in a residential area in Malabon City, just north of Manila in the Philippines. The fire destroyed 150 homes and an estimated 300 families are now homeless. Houses in the area are made of light materials and built close together. Many homes are damaged in addition to those destroyed.

    • The field office estimates that around 25 Compassion assisted children are affected; though no details are available yet.
    • Affected children and their families are currently staying at evacuation centres and the church partner has distributed relief goods.

    Please pray for comfort and provision for these children and their families.

    Compassion Philippines will keep us updated as more information becomes available.

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  • Fire: the Philippines

    Fire: the Philippines 31 Jul, 2017

    On Monday 24 July, a fire broke out in a residential area of Cebu City, Philippines. A total of 50 homes burned.

    • Seventeen Compassion assisted children are affected, most of whom have been temporarily moved.
    • The child development centre is providing for the immediate needs of children and their families and is preparing a submission for rebuilding homes that were completely destroyed.

    Please pray for provision for these children and their families, as they seek to replace what was lost.

    Compassion Philippines will keep us updated as more information becomes available.

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