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: Ghana

    Flooding: Ghana 20 Jul, 2017

    At the beginning of July, heavy rains caused a river in the southern region of Ghana to overflow and flood areas of Assin and Adanse Praso. Several children temporarily moved in with relatives and friends because their homes were flooded.

    • Ten children from GH0555 are affected.

    Half of the affected families have been able to return home, as the water dries out. The church has provided basic items, such as rice, sugar, soap, clothes, oil and tomatoes to affected children and their families. They also plan to submit a critical intervention funding request to support rebuilding the homes with the most damage.

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

    Compassion Ghana will keep us informed as more information becomes available.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Rainstorm: Ghana

    Rainstorm: Ghana 18 Jul, 2017

    The rains in Ghana that caused several buildings to collapse a little over a week ago have passed. Caregivers are attending to their farms daily and children have returned to school and normal activities.

    • No child development centres were affected
    • Nineteen registered children were affected

    Children and their families have expressed gratitude for the help and support they received from our church partner.

    Thank you for your prayers.

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding: Colombia

    Flooding: Colombia 18 Jul, 2017

    Electricity is out in the Magangué Colombian community where CO0204 is located, making communication difficult. Stagnant water continues to limit access to the child development centre and is causing skin issues for some children.

    • 178 registered children are affected. No additional children have been reported as affected.
    • The church partner is requesting support for affected children and their families in the form of groceries and rubber boots, so they can attend centre activities.

    Please pray for health and provision for our children in this area.

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Rainstorm: Ghana

    Rainstorm: Ghana 14 Jul, 2017

    On Friday 7 July, heavy rains fell in parts of Ghana, causing several mud buildings to collapse.

    • No child development centres are affected at this time.
    • Nineteen children are affected.

    Some children are staying with friends and relatives, while others are sleeping in the damaged buildings, where makeshift repairs have been made to ensure their safety. Relief items have also been delivered to some of the children, including food (rice, beans, maize, oil, herring, yams, fish and tomatoes), hygiene items, and shoes.

    We thank God for the safety of our children in this area. Please pray for provision and support for more permanent repairs to the damaged buildings.

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Fire: the Philippines

    Fire: the Philippines 14 Jul, 2017

    The fire that broke out in the Philippines at the beginning of June destroyed the homes of 18 registered children. Original estimates were higher but no other children are affected.

    The church has collected clothing, money and other items to support the affected children and their families. Disaster relief funds will help provide light housing materials to set up temporary shelters until more permanent solutions are carried out.

    Please pray for provision as these children and their families rebuild or look for new homes.

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding: East Indonesia

    Flooding: East Indonesia 13 Jul, 2017

    The flooding in East Indonesia has subsided. Activities at ID0225 have resumed and children and their families have returned home.

    • Only one child development centre was affected.
    • Seven children were affected.

    Church members gave donations to support rebuilding and repairing the homes of affected children and their families.

    Thank you for praying for our children and their families in North Sulawesi.

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Fire: the Philippines

    Fire: the Philippines 12 Jul, 2017

    At the beginning of June a fire broke out on Mactan Island in the Philippines, in the community where ICP PH0919 is located.

    The child development centre is not affected.

    Sixteen children have been reported as affected. An additional 13 are estimated to be impacted.

    The church partner is using Compassion disaster Disaster Relief funds to support those affected with relief items and light materials they can use for temporary shelter.

    Please pray for provision for our children and their families who lost homes and personal items.

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Earthquake: the Philippines

    Earthquake: the Philippines 12 Jul, 2017

    On 6 July a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines in Leyte Province, affecting neighbouring islands as well. Initial reports stated that two people were killed and several others were injured. Power outages are affecting Leyte, Samar, and Bohol. The power plant was shut down due to damaged wires and insulators. Repairs are underway but could take two to three weeks.

    Twenty-two child development centres are in areas without power. Programs are running as usual but the power outages may delay processes where they need internet connection, such as letters and updates.

    None of our children are directly affected.

    Join us in thanking God for protecting 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?

  • Flooding and Landslides: Bangladesh

    Flooding and Landslides: Bangladesh 07 Jul, 2017

    Heavy rainfall has continued in Bangladesh and areas in the north and northeast are now facing flooding. The government has sent warning to those living in the hills, encouraging them to move to safer ground for fear of more landslides. There are also concerns about issues that flooding can bring, such as lack of clean drinking water, illness, and sanitation problems.

    • Four child development centres remain affected.

    • 37 children have now been reported as affected, with an estimated 60 more.

    Child development centres have received relief supplies and daily food rations. Children who lost their homes are temporarily staying with relatives or in makeshift shelters.

    Please pray for:

    • Those affected by flooding.

    • Clear roads and communication, so response can reach the most affected areas.

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding: Colombia

    Flooding: Colombia 06 Jul, 2017

    Heavy rains have been ongoing in Talaigua, Colombia since the beginning of June. The facilities at CO0634 are surrounded by water, making it difficult for some children to access the centre. Program activities are running in a limited capacity.

    • One child development centre is affected.
    • No children are affected at this time.

    Please pray for continued safety among our children and clear weather, so floodwaters will recede.

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding: Colombia

    Flooding: Colombia 06 Jul, 2017

    May’s flooding in Caucasia and Cali, Colombia has receded. Child development centre staff have finished assessing children's needs and are providing support to those affected.

    • No centres were directly affected.
    • There were 94 children who were affected.

    Children from CO0424 received bed sheets, shoes, groceries, and mosquito nets, as needed. Through the disaster relief fund, CO0745 and CO0742 are providing beds and mattresses to children who lost them during the flooding.

    Thank you for your prayers over our children and their families who were affected by this situation.

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

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