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: Philippines

    Flooding: Philippines 20 Jan, 2017

    On 16 January heavy rains that lasted over 3 hours resulted in massive flooding in the city of Cagayan De Oro, Mindanao.

    The flooding caused submerged streets, impassable roadways, stranded commuters, people trapped in their homes, and power outages. Over 1,000 families were evacuated and taken to evacuation centers. The city has been place under a State of Calamity.

    13 child development centres have been affected.

    It is estimated that over 250 children have been affected. However, we do not have a list of those affected yet. The project staff and partnership facilitator are currently locating the children in different evacuation centres. Some have initiated initial relief distribution.

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

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

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  • Typhoon: Philippines

    Typhoon: Philippines 12 Jan, 2017

    Regions of the Philippines that were affected by Typhoon Nina (Nock-ten), which struck on Christmas Day, continue to experience challenges as a result of the storm. Albay and Camarines Sur remain without power, making communication with church partners in this area difficult.

    The field office estimates that eight child development centres sustained damage; though no details are available yet.

    They also estimate around $430,000 in damage to the children’s homes. They believe over 500 homes of Compassion-assisted children were destroyed and over 800 more were damaged. No details are available yet.

    Field staff are traveling to the area to assist churches with assessment and to gather impact details.

    Please pray for power to be restored and for the recovery of our children, their families and church partners in the affected areas.

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Food Contamination: Honduras

    Food Contamination: Honduras 05 Jan, 2017

    In late November, 12 registered children from HO353 were infected with Hepatitis A due to food contamination. Though unsure of the exact origin, the local church partner believes they contracted it from the local school. The children received care at private and public health centres. The church supported the families with the cost of pathology and medical treatment, using the critical needs medical fund.

    The field office also provided technical support through the health specialist who advised child development centre staff on how to manage situations like this and prevent further spread of the virus by analyzing water sources in collaboration with the health centre, making hygiene recommendations, updating vaccinations among uninfected children, and educating parents on food handling and prevention measures they can take at home.

    HO353 also received special recommendations to care for and protect their mothers and babies in the Child Survival Program.

    12 children were affected, and all of them have recovered.

    Please pray for ongoing health for all of our children in Honduras.

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding: Haiti

    Flooding: Haiti 04 Jan, 2017

    The field office and church partners in Haiti have finished their impact assessment from November’s flooding in the northern part of the country.

    A total of seven child development centres were impacted.

    1,334 children were also affected. Unfortunately, one caregiver passed away.

    Haiti’s disaster response committee provided food, hygiene kits and clothes to the affected children and also used some disaster funds to replace children’s personal belongings.

    Thank you for your prayers over this situation.

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Typhoon: The Philippines

    Typhoon: The Philippines 03 Jan, 2017

    Typhoon Nina (Nock-ten) hit the provinces of Camarines Sur, Catanduanes and Albay in the Philippines on Sunday night, 25 December. It had maximum sustained wind speed of 185 kph, with gusts of up to 255 kph. Power outages are making communication extremely difficult at this time.

    A few child development centres are believed to be damaged. No details are available yet.

    There have been no reports of deaths or injuries among our children at this point. Some have lost homes, belongings and livelihood. No details are available yet.

    The local government is distributing relief to affected families. The local church partners are providing support to meet the immediate needs of children.

    Please pray for the safety of our children, staff and partner churches in this area.

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

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