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 the Philippines

    Fire in the Philippines 21 Apr, 2017

    On Sunday, a neighborhood fire broke out near PH0840 due to a spark in an electric meter. Fifty-six homes were damaged.

    The child development centre was not affected, but five children’s homes were burned.

    The child development centre is helping with temporary shelter and relief items, including kitchen utensils and clothing.

    Please pray for those recovering.

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

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  • Strong Winds in Colombia

    Strong Winds in Colombia 21 Apr, 2017

    On 31 March, heavy rains and strong winds passed through Bogotá, Colombia.

    One child development centre was damaged. Four children were affected.

    Church members visited the affected children and provided some necessities. Compassion is assisting them with home repairs.

    Please pray for these children and their families as they continue to recover.

    Compassion Colombia 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 20 Apr, 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.

    Several children’s homes are believed to be impacted, but no details are available at this time.

    Some children are staying with relatives and others have relocated to a shelter. Once power is restored, the child development centre’s will know more information.

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

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

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  • Massive Rubbish Landslide in Ethiopia

    Massive Rubbish Landslide in Ethiopia 18 Apr, 2017

    Families in Ethiopia are still recovering from the massive landslide that occurred on 11 March.

    One child development centre has reported significant damage.

    Five additional children were affected.

    All affected children and their families have received support in the form of food, housing rent, household items and school materials. Children are attending school and program again. The field office is working closely with the child development centres to support the affected families with sustainable solutions to their situation.

    Please continue to pray for the affected families as they recover.

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

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  • Flooding in Colombia

    Flooding in Colombia 12 Apr, 2017

    The children received help from Compassion and are recovering from the flooding. They received mattresses, towels, school supplies, and some received beds. The child development centre provided groceries and continue to visit the families to check on their wellbeing.

    A total of 26 children were reported as affected.

    Please pray for the children and their families in this area as they recover from the damage and losses due to the flooding.

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  • Heavy Rains and Flooding in Peru

    Heavy Rains and Flooding in Peru 07 Apr, 2017

    The country office staff are continuing disaster response efforts in the following ways:

    Giving encouragement to pastors, daily prayer, fasting, checking on the wellbeing of beneficiaries and their families, and monitoring the situation throughout the country.

    Emergency Committees in each child development centre have been activated.

    The Country Management Team have operational meetings to monitor the response efforts and make rapid assessments.

    Facilitated the transport of needed relief supplies by an Army helicopter to a project unable to be reached because of damaged roads (PE-0583).

    Most child development centres plan to resume programs this weekend, with the exception of the affected projects in Piura that will only partially operate until further notice. They are providing lunch for the children, visiting homes, and evaluating infrastructure conditions.

    An additional 595 children have been reported as affected, for a total of 2,012 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 funds have been utilized for response supplies and dengue prevention.

    Please pray for the continued safety of our beneficiaries, families, child development staff and Field staff as they are living in temporary housing and for the truck drivers driving on damaged roads to deliver relief goods. Also pray for the health of our beneficiaries, families and staff, as well as for the ICP staff, pastors, tutors and their families. Pray for the Compassion staff as they continue to give their best effort, using their talents and gifts, while resting in the Lord.

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

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