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.

  • Ebola Outbreak in Kasese, Uganda (Crisis Update)

    Ebola Outbreak in Kasese, Uganda (Crisis Update) 18 Jul, 2019

    New information

    There are no new confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda. But, health officials are following up with 90 people that had contact with the deceased victims. Three people were recently admitted to the Bwera Ebola Treatment Unit, as suspect cases.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local (church) partners affected: 12

    No Compassion assisted children affected.

    The Compassion centres are continuing to be closed and have limited operations, as a precaution.

    Prayer

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

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  • Flood in Samarinda, Indonesia

    Flood in Samarinda, Indonesia 09 Jul, 2019

    The situation

    Heavy rains caused flooding in the city of Samarinda and surrounding area. A number of main roads are flooded and causing traffic jams.

    Global Compassion impact

    109 Compassion children have been affected.

    Three Compassion centres (ID0502, ID0517 and ID0518) are located in the area that was affected by flooding. The local facilities haven’t been impacted, but some children have damaged homes and lost possessions. Fortunately there has not been any injury or casualties. Affected families are staying in government shelters. The church partner staff are assessing the impact and determining how they can support the impacted children and their families.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the affected families as they recover from the damages caused by the flooding.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Heavy Rains in Cordoba, Colombia (Crisis Update)

    Heavy Rains in Cordoba, Colombia (Crisis Update) 07 Jul, 2019

    New information

    The rainy season continues in the Cordoba area of Colombia.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local (church) partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 81

    Disaster Assistance funds (DAP) are being utilized for the affected beneficiaries. The Compassion CO office and FCPs are monitoring the situation.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

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