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.

  • Heavy Rains & Flooding: Peru

    Heavy Rains & Flooding: Peru 28 Mar, 2017

    The country-wide statistics continue to represent the widespread damage and enormous effect of the ongoing heavy rain and flooding. Currently there have been 85 deaths, 270 seriously injured, and 20 missing people. 111,283 people have lost their homes and 672,892 affected people with damaged homes. In addition, there are 36 destroyed schools, 195 collapsed bridges, and 2192 km of destroyed roads.

    No new child development centres have been reported as affected.

    An additional 50 children have been reported as affected for a new total of 1417.

    The Compassion Peru Health Specialist traveled to Piura to vaccinate children and provide medicines for stomach diseases.

    Two critical needs funding requests have been funded for immediate response and dengue fever prevention.

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

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

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  • Massive Rubbish Landslide: Ethiopia

    Massive Rubbish Landslide: Ethiopia 28 Mar, 2017

    Food support, house rent, and psychological support have been provided to the families of registered children who were affected by the rubbish landslide on 11 March. Children have started school. All the families are moving to rented houses and the homes of their relatives from the temporary shelters.

    No additional child development centres have been reported as impacted.

    No new children have been reported as impacted.

    Please pray for the safety of our children and the affected families as they settle in new houses.

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

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  • Heavy Rains & Flooding: Peru

    Heavy Rains & Flooding: Peru 23 Mar, 2017

    The heavy rains, flooding and mudslides continue throughout the country.
    - On 18 March, there was another mudslide in Cajamarquilla and Santa Eulalia (Lima) causing the river to overflow. The child development centres, located in this part of Lima, are doing fine but there is no access to them.
    - There is no electricity or water in the parts of Peru most affected by the flooding. The government is providing help to the affected people. Churches and other institutions are working to provide help as well, by providing food, water and cleaning out the mud from the houses. - On 19 March, there was another mudslide in Trujillo city; the sixth mudslide in a week. The whole city is flooded. All the child development centres in Trujillo are temporarily closed. The government is also supporting affected people in the Trujillo area through the air force and army.
    - The Pativilca river overflowed and flooded houses and caused a bridge to collapse. Compassion projects in this area of Barranca, Huacho are affected and access is limited; so the centres are temporarily closed. Home visits will be performed as soon as the water level goes down.

    An additional 13 child development centres have been reported as affected, for a new total of 49.

    An additional 481 children have been reported as affected, for a new total of 691.

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

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Massive Rubbish Landslide: Ethiopia

    Massive Rubbish Landslide: Ethiopia 23 Mar, 2017

    On Saturday 11 March 2017 at about 8:00 p.m., there was a massive landslide at the rubbish dump in the western part of Addis Ababa. The cause of the landslide is not yet known. The rubbish had accumulated for a long time and looks like a mountain. Very poor families live there by constructing homes from plastics, sticks and mud. The government, in collaboration with the community, are supporting the displaced and affected families. Some people have been relocated to temporary shelters. Two child development centres ET-0603 and ET-0804 are located near the dump.

    The centres were not directly impacted.

    20 children have been reported as affected. Sadly, three children, four caregivers, and seven siblings died due to the landslide. All of the children's homes were destroyed and all their household items lost.

    The Ethiopia Country Director and Program Director have visited the two child development centres to encourage the church community, children and their families. The centres are providing immediate relief and trauma counselling for the children and their families. A task force is being organised to work on long term intervention in order to stabilize the wellbeing of the affected families.

    Please pray for the safety of our children in this area, as well as comfort for those who lost family members and friends.

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Earthquake: The Philippines

    Earthquake: The Philippines 22 Mar, 2017

    The assessment of impact is complete, after the earthquake which occurred on Friday 12 February in Surigao, The Philippines.

    No child development centres were affected.

    No registered children were affected.

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

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flood: Indonesia

    Flood: Indonesia 21 Mar, 2017

    The flooding around ID-0129 on 26 January is now settled and under the control of the government. The church and local government are working together to provide relief for all victims.

    The ID-0129 and ID-0143 child development centre were not directly impacted.

    Thirty-three children have been reported as affected, primarily by the loss of personal and household items.

    All impacted children and their families are safe and back in their houses.

    Please pray for the children and their families as they continue to recover from the flood damage and replace lost items.

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Floods: Colombia

    Floods: Colombia 20 Mar, 2017

    The heavy rains continue through this rainy season; so the community is still on alert.

    No child development centres have been affected.

    There is no change in the number of 26 children who were affected.

    The affected children and their families lost personal and household items. The centre is providing items like mattresses and shoes, with the help of Compassion Disaster relief funds.

    Please pray for the safety of our children in this area as they recover from the flood damage and replace lost items.

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding: the Philippines

    Flooding: the Philippines 14 Mar, 2017

    After the flooding in Cagayan in January, all impacted children and their families have now been identified and are being assisted by the implementing church partners.

    2 additional centres have been reported as affected for a total of 15 centres affected.

    149 children have been reported as affected.

    The centres are submitting requests for available emergency funds to assist the children and their families with limited home repairs and lost items.

    Please pray for the children and their families as they continue to recover from the loss and damage caused by the flooding.

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Heavy Rains & Flooding: Peru

    Heavy Rains & Flooding: Peru 14 Mar, 2017

    The areas of Piura and Chiclayo, which are usually very dry, have experienced heavy rains and flooding since early February. There are hundreds of damaged homes and over 2,400 affected people in the area. There is limited access to the child development centres. There is no electrical power in Piura. There is no access to many towns due to the river flooding.

    35 child development centres have been reported as affected.

    It is estimated that there are over 600 affected children.

    The partnership facilitators are working closely with the staff at the centres to assess the impact on children and their families. Centres have suspended the programs until 26 March, 2017 in all centres in Piura and Chiclayo.

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

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Typhoon: Philippines

    Typhoon: Philippines 11 Mar, 2017

    After typhoon, Nock-Ten, on Christmas Day, the children’s families and child development centres are preparing for the rehabilitation phase to rebuild their homes and centre facilities.

    A total of 21 centres have been reported as affected

    A total of 2,099 children have been reported as affected

    A critical needs funding request has been submitted for the rebuilding of centres and children’s homes.

    Please pray for the children and their families, as well as the centre staff as they work to rebuild homes and replace lost items.

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

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