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 Kenya

    Flooding in Kenya 24 May, 2017

    Kenya continues to experience moderate rainfall along the coast, making travel in this area very difficult. The local government has begun reconstructing roads and bridges that were washed away by flooding. The Kinango/Kwale area is most affected and is inaccessible by road.

    141 childrena and their families are affected. Many of them have lost their homes.

    Compassion Kenya and the local centres have supported famnilies with food, blankets and clothing, using local resources. Many who have lost their homes are staying with friends and relatives, while some are temporarily being housed in churches. KE0329 is housing affected children and their families. Disaster funds are also being used to provide food and other basic supplies to children and their families who are most affected.

    Current challenges:

    • Constructing permanent shelters is delayed due to transportation difficulties and continued flooding.
    • When food is available, the cost is high due to transportation.
    • Food distribution is difficult because some of the most affected areas are inaccessible.
    • Limited mobility is affecting access to supplies.

    Please pray for:

    • The family, friends and sponsor of the child who passed away to be comforted in their grief.
    • Provision for those who have lost their homes.
    • Floodwaters to recede, so families can rebuild.
    • Improved access to needed supplies.

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

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  • Flooding in East Indonesia

    Flooding in East Indonesia 23 May, 2017

    Recent heavy rains fell in West Kutai, East Kalimantan in East Indonesia, causing a river in the area to overflow. Thousands of homes were submerged under water. The local government, along with non-governmental organizations and other agencies are working together to distribute supplies to those in the affected area.

    194 children and their families have now been affected.

    Please continue to pray for our centres in this area.

    Compassion East Indonesia will keep us updated as more information becomes available.

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  • Heavy Rains in the Dominican Republic

    Heavy Rains in the Dominican Republic 23 May, 2017

    Staff in the Dominican Republic are finishing impact assessment for the heavy rains that started in April. Rain continues to fall but with less intensity.

    Three child development centre's and 105 children have been affected because of the rains.

    Please pray for the safety of our children and church partners as they deal with the ongoing rains.

    Compassion Dominican Republic will keep us updated as more information becomes available.

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  • Flooding in Colombia

    Flooding in Colombia 23 May, 2017

    Compassion Colombia continues to assess the impact of flooding on beneficiaries in Caucasia and Cali. The flooding started in early May when heavy rains caused the Cauca River to run over its banks.

    86 children and their families are now affected.

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

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Heavy Rains and Flooding in Peru

    Heavy Rains and Flooding in Peru 15 May, 2017

    Nearly three months of heavy rains and flooding in parts of Peru have slowed to a normal pace for this time of year. Due to the flooding, mosquito activity has increased, causing higher incidents of dengue. Dengue prevention campaigns and fumigation are taking place with the support of local governments.

    Nationally, 170,000 people lost their homes and over 1 million people are affected. School classes restarted 27 March, except for the schools in Piura that began 2 May.

    An additional 3910 children have been reported as affected, for a total of 5925 children affected.

    So far the total of impacted child development centres is 64.

    Affected children and their families are receiving food, mosquito nets, water, medicine, clothing and plastic to cover their homes. Water pumps have been distributed to help facilitate the removal of water from homes and buildings. CIV disaster funds have been used to purchase 2,000 mosquito nets, 2,200 buckets, four water pumps, 2,000 hygiene kits, six sprayers for Piura and Chiclayo and to conduct dengue prevention workshops.

    Please pray for all affected people as they recover, the protection against dengue and skin infections, and for the parents that lost their livelihoods (e.g. farming).

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

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  • Heavy Rains and Strong Winds in Guatemala

    Heavy Rains and Strong Winds in Guatemala 15 May, 2017

    Aldea La Isla in the Alta Verapaz Department of Guatemala experienced heavy rains and strong winds over the last two days. Several homes were destroyed and the community is without electricity.

    77 children’s homes were affected.

    The child development centre’s were able to access emergency funds almost immediately to support the families. GU0998 purchased tin sheets and wood to replace roofs and rebuild homes. Staff from GU0413 also bought tin sheets, as well as groceries and school supplies for their children and siblings. All affected families from these two centres are back in their homes now.

    Please continue to pray for the families who are still recovering.

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

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