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.

  • Fire in Beneficiaries Houses, Honduras (Crisis Update)

    Fire in Beneficiaries Houses, Honduras (Crisis Update) 14 May, 2019

    New information

    The construction of the temporary shelters for the affected families has been completed and the families moved in earlier this week. The shelters look very beautiful and the families are very happy and grateful for the support that has been given through the ministry of the Church and Compassion.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 10

    Prayer

    Praise God that everything is mostly returning to normal even though they are struggling to move forward.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Landslide in La Paz, Bolivia

    Landslide in La Paz, Bolivia 14 May, 2019

    The situation

    Due to heavy rains in the city of La Paz, a strong water leak caused a landslide in three zones in the SW part of the city – Under Llojeta, Bajo Sopocachi and Kantutani. These areas are particularly vulnerable because they are on a mountain that had previously been a trash dump. Fortunately, many families were evacuated prior to the landslide when the city officials initially recognized the risk. It is estimated that at least 68 homes were damaged or destroyed. The local government, civil agencies, the Red Cross, evangelical churches, police and firefighters are coordinating efforts to rescue, evacuate, as well as provide water, temporary shelters (tents), mobile toilets, and food for the affected people.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 12

    The church partner staff of BO0438 and BO0414, in coordination with the tutors, youth and project facilitators, are assessing impact to children, providing emotional support, and distributing needed supplies (blankets, warm clothes, hygienic kits and food) for the families who lost their homes. The affected families are staying with relatives or in temporary shelters.

    Prayer

    Please pray for continued safety among our church partners and children in Bolivia.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Fire in Ibaba, Malabon City, Philippines

    Fire in Ibaba, Malabon City, Philippines 12 May, 2019

    The situation

    A fire broke out in a densely populated area of Malabon City in the early morning of 1 May, 2019. It is estimated that it displaced over 1,073 people (262 families).

    Global Compassion impact

    No local church partners were affected. Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 25

    The fire was in the vicinity where many beneficiaries of PH0602 reside. The affected families are in a relocation area and being supported by the local government with food, water, clothing and blankets. The Compassion centre is still in the process of identifying the impact and urgent needs of the affected children.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Fire in Calbayog, Philippines (Crisis Report)

    Fire in Calbayog, Philippines (Crisis Report) 11 May, 2019

    New information

    The situation has stabilized and most families are living in evacuation centres. The affected families are waiting on upcoming local elections and the newly elected officials that can allocate assistance for rebuilding homes

    Global Compassion impact

    No local church partners were affected. Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 16

    The centre completed their assessment and all children have been accounted for. They provided shelter repair kits using DAP (disaster reimbursable) funds. The affected children and their families have started the rebuilding process with some light materials and the repair kits.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the affected families and the provisions needed to rebuild homes.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

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