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.

  • Strong Winds and Heavy Rains in Sri Lanka (Crisis Update)

    Strong Winds and Heavy Rains in Sri Lanka (Crisis Update) 24 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    The weather still is unpredictable with rain at different times of the day. The monsoon season begins soon.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 84

    New information

    Local partners are supporting affected families.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the safety and provision of children, families, and local partners in the midst of weather and COVID-19 challenges.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Melawi City, Nanga Pinoh District, East Indonesia (Final Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Melawi City, Nanga Pinoh District, East Indonesia (Final Crisis Update) 23 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    There is no more flooding in Melawi and life is back to normal.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 34

    New information

    All affected families are back in their homes and healthy. The local church supported them with food and medicine.

    Prayer

    Thank you for praying for the affected children, families and church partner staff.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Violence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Crisis Update)

    Violence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Crisis Update) 23 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    The incidents have become more frequent and more violent.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 146

    New information

    One caregiver was injured as she tried to escape. She received medical care and is recovering. Many of the affected families have relocated to other neighborhoods. The local church partners and national staff are monitoring the situation closely. Some families have received assistance with trauma counselling, food and hygiene kits, as well as household items such as bed covers, mattresses and more.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the safety of the children, families, church partners and staff in Port-au-Prince.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Heavy Rains and Flooding in Burkina Faso (Crisis Update)

    Heavy Rains and Flooding in Burkina Faso (Crisis Update) 23 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    Statistics released indicate a very significant impact of the rain and flooding with over 71,000 peopled affected throughout 13 regions in Burkina Faso since April. They are expecting continued impact through October and anticipate the number of affected people to increase to over 100,000.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: unknown Number of Compassion assisted children affected: unknown

    New information

    The impact assessment is still in progress.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety of children, families, local church partners and staff in Burkina Faso.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Paknaan, Mandaue City, Philippines (Final Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Paknaan, Mandaue City, Philippines (Final Crisis Update) 21 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    The situation has now normalised in Paknaan.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 65

    New information

    All affected children and families have been supported by the local church.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers for the children and families.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Social Unrest in Colombia (Crisis Update)

    Social Unrest in Colombia (Crisis Update) 17 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    The cities are mostly calm this week, with some candle vigils and less protests.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 0

    New information

    Fortunately, no children, families, staff or church partners have been directly affected. All are taking precautions to stay away from areas of protests.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the safety of children, families, church partners and staff throughout Colombia.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Strong Winds and Heavy Rain in Sri Lanka (Crisis Update)

    Strong Winds and Heavy Rain in Sri Lanka (Crisis Update) 16 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    The weather conditions remain unpredictable with rain and winds across the country.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 67

    New information

    Affected children and families have been supported to meet basic needs.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the safety and provision of children and families living in the coastal areas.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Melawi City, Nanga Pinoh District, East Indonesia

    Flooding in Melawi City, Nanga Pinoh District, East Indonesia 13 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    Heavy rain started on 12 September and led to flooding by the next day. The water level of the Melawi River rose, and homes and roads were flooded. Access to the city is currently cut off due to the flooded roads. The local government and disaster agency set up a shelter and public kitchen.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: unknown

    New information

    Local church partner ID0636 is located in the flooded area. They are assessing impact and providing support, as needed including food, blankets, clothes and medicine. Some affected families are in their homes, while others are temporarily living with relatives.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety and provision of affected children, families and church partner staff.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Heavy Rains and Strong Winds in the Caribbean and Andean Regions, Colombia (Crisis Update)

    Heavy Rains and Strong Winds in the Caribbean and Andean Regions, Colombia (Crisis Update) 11 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    The rainy season continues to bring heavy rain throughout Colombia.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 130

    New information

    The affected families are living in temporary shelters. The local church have supported the families with food and water, as well as emotional and spiritual counselling.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the safety and provision of affected children and families.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Strong Winds and Heavy Rain in Sri Lanka (Crisis Update)

    Strong Winds and Heavy Rain in Sri Lanka (Crisis Update) 11 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    The weather is mostly the same with strong winds along the coast and heavy rains in some areas causing flooding. The fishing communities were advised to stay vigilant.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 23

    New information

    Affected children and families have been supported to meet basic needs.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the safety and provision of children and families living in the coastal areas.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding Caused by Overflow of Lake Baringo, Kenya (Crisis Update)

    Flooding Caused by Overflow of Lake Baringo, Kenya (Crisis Update) 10 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    The flooding has continued in Baringo.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 15

    New information

    Affected families have all permanently moved and are temporarily living with friends and family. They have lost their livelihood and household items. The local church partner is supporting them with food and warm clothes.

    Prayer

    Please pray for provision for the affected children and their families as they look for new homes.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Jigjiga Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Jigjiga Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update) 09 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    Torrential rainfall caused flooding in the southeastern town of Jigjiga. The flooding damaged homes, destroyed household items, and ruined food supplies.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 37

    New information

    The local church partners plan on purchasing food, beds, mattresses, and other livelihood items with Disaster Relief funds and distributing them to affected families.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the affected children and their families as they recover from damages and losses.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding Along Thai-Myanmar Border, Thailand (Final Crisis Update)

    Flooding Along Thai-Myanmar Border, Thailand (Final Crisis Update) 09 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    During 21–23 August, a heavy rainstorm caused the water level in the Salween River to rise and overflow. The next day, flooding damaged or destroyed many homes along the river banks.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 16

    New information

    Affected families have returned to their homes. They were supported with Disaster Relief funds and home repairs should be completed soon.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers for the affected children and their families.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  •  Heavy Rains and Flooding in Burkina Faso

    Heavy Rains and Flooding in Burkina Faso 09 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    On 9 September a state of emergency was declared due to the heavy rains and flooding throughout Burkina Faso. There are extensive damages to homes, bridges, and roads. The heavy rains started in August and are expected to last through September.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: unknown Number of Compassion assisted children affected: unknown

    New information

    The national staff and local church partners are assessing impact to children and their families.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety of children, families, local church partners and staff in Burkina Faso.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Social Unrest in Colombia

    Social Unrest in Colombia 09 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    Social unrest was triggered by protesters clashing with police on 9 and 10 September.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 0

    New information

    Fortunately, no church partners, children or families have been impacted.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety of children, families, church partners and staff throughout Colombia.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Metehara Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Metehara Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update) 09 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    More heavy rainfall caused the river to overflow again and flooded the whole town.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 4 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 757

    New information

    In addition to the affected children, 13 local church partner staff have also been impacted and are living in temporary evacuation locations. Homes and household items have been damaged, as well as farmland and livelihoods destroyed.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the affected children, families and church partner staff as they recover from damages and losses and have to live in temporary locations.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Violence in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

    Violence in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 08 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    The community of Bel Air (one of the poorest in Port-Au-Prince) has been sieged with violence from armed groups attacking people, burglarising, and burning homes. Hundreds of people have fled the neighborhood to find safety elsewhere.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 42

    New information

    There are five local church partners (HA0355, HA0741, HA0751, HA0763 and HA0806) in the impacted neighborhood. They have been supporting affected families with food, medicine, counselling and more. Many of them have temporarily moved since their homes were damaged or destroyed and/or they are fearful of the violence.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety of the children, families, church partners and staff in Port-au-Prince.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Heavy Rains and Flooding in Honduras

    Heavy Rains and Flooding in Honduras 07 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    Heavy rain on 6 September, led to the overflowing of the Juticalpa River and the flooding of homes in the communities of Barrio Colona, Colonia Rivas Montes, Barrio La Hoya and Barrio Chacón.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 31

    New information

    The affected families are receiving materials to repair their homes, as well as food and beds.

    Prayer

    Please pray for provision and protection for the affected children and families.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Metehara Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Metehara Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update) 03 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    More heavy rainfall caused the river to overflow again and flooded the whole town.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 53

    New information

    A third local church partner (ET0416) has reported impact to children. Staff are assessing the impact and will be reporting specific impact details as they have them. The local church partners are helping the families find a safer area to settle in.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the affected families to find safer locations to live.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Tropical Storm Laura in the Dominican Republic (Final Crisis Update)

    Tropical Storm Laura in the Dominican Republic (Final Crisis Update) 02 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    The most impacted areas were the Eastern and Southern regions of the Dominican Republic.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 2 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 106

    New information

    The local church partners and national staff supported the affected families utilising Disaster Relief funds. The families are now doing well.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers for the affected children, families and church partners.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Fire in Agdao, Davao City, Philippines

    Fire in Agdao, Davao City, Philippines 02 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    A fire caused major damage and destroyed homes in the community of Leon Garcia in Agdao. In this impoverished community, many of the homes are made with light materials which make them more vulnerable to fires.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: unknown

    New information

    The local church partner is assessing impact and supporting affected families with hot meals and relief items. The affected children and their families are living in a temporary evacuation centre. The local church partner will also help mobilise support from the local government and local organisations.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the affected children and their families as they recover from damages and losses.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Bahir-Dar Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Bahir-Dar Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update) 01 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    Severe flooding occurred in the town of Bahir-Dar in the Amhara Region.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 10

    New information

    The local church partners are utilising Disaster Relief funds to support the affected families with food, beds, mattresses, and other livelihood items.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the provision and peace of the affected children, families and church partners.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Tropical Storm Laura in Haiti (Crisi Update)

    Tropical Storm Laura in Haiti (Crisi Update) 01 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    The South East, Artibonite, and the Central plateau were most affected. It continues to rain in many areas.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 17 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 1130

    New information

    Sadly, one sibling and one caregiver of a Compassion assisted child passed away due to the storm. The local churches continue to assess and monitor the situation. Many children and their families have damaged homes (e.g. roofs), homes and farms flooded, and cattle missing. They are being supported as needs are determined.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety and provision for children, families and church partners in Haiti.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Wolenchiti Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Wolenchiti Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update) 01 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    Heavy rainfall caused flooding in the town of Wolenchiti in the Oromia Region. The flooding has damaged many homes and household items, as well as affected the livelihood of many families.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 63

    New information

    The local church partners are utilising Disaster Relief funds to support the affected families with food, beds, mattresses, and other livelihood items.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the affected children and families to be well supported by the churches.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Metehara Town, Ethiopia

    Flooding in Metehara Town, Ethiopia 28 Aug, 2020

    The situation

    Heavy rainfall caused the Awash River and the Beseka Lake to overflow. The flooding has damaged homes and destroyed the livelihood of many people in the Metehara community.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: unknown Number of Compassion assisted children affected: unknown

    New information

    Affected children from two local church partners—ET0117 and ET0313—and their families are temporarily staying in shelters at three government schools. The local church partners are assessing impact and determining the best way to support the affected families.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the provision and safety of affected children, families and local church partners.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Paknaan, Mandaue City, Philippines

    Flooding in Paknaan, Mandaue City, Philippines 28 Aug, 2020

    The situation

    Heavy rainfall caused the Paknaan River to overflow and flooded the homes near the riverbanks.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: unknown Number of Compassion assisted children affected: unknown

    New information

    Our local church partner PH0907 is assessing impact and supporting affected children and their families.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the provision and safety of affected children, families and local church partners.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flood in North Luwu, Indonesia (Final Crisis Update)

    Flood in North Luwu, Indonesia (Final Crisis Update) 28 Aug, 2020

    The situation

    There is no more flooding in the Luwu area.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 14

    New information

    Local churches provided basic items and food for the affected families. They are now able to do all their daily activities.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers for the affected children and their families.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Tropical Storm Laura in the Dominican Republic (Crisis Update)

    Tropical Storm Laura in the Dominican Republic (Crisis Update) 27 Aug, 2020

    The situation

    The most impacted areas were the Eastern and Southern regions of the Dominican Republic.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 105

    New information

    The impact assessment is completed. Disaster relief funding will be utilised to support the affected families, as needed.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety and provision for the children, families and church partners in the Dominican Republic.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Tropical Depression Marco in El Salvador (Final Crisis Update)

    Tropical Depression Marco in El Salvador (Final Crisis Update) 27 Aug, 2020

    The situation

    Fortunately, within 72 hours the storm impact decreased.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 0

    New information

    Impact was expected, but fortunately, no children or local church partners were affected by the recent storm.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the continued health and safety of children, families and church partners during this rainy season.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Fire in Shiashie Community, Ghana (Crisis Update)

    Fire in Shiashie Community, Ghana (Crisis Update) 27 Aug, 2020

    The situation

    On Saturday, 15 August a fire gutted the slum settlement known as the 'kiosk estate' in the Shiashie community of the Greater Accra Region. Most families are now homeless.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 7

    New information

    The affected families are living in temporary locations and are receiving relief items, including food. The local church is supporting the process for the families to find new permanent accommodations.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the affected children and families as they recover from the losses and damages, while living in temporary locations.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Tropical Storm Amanda in Guatemala (Final Crisis Update)

    Tropical Storm Amanda in Guatemala (Final Crisis Update) 25 Aug, 2020

    New information

    The storm impact in Guatemala was extensive with damage to at least 900 homes due to flooding and landslides.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 10

    The local church partners supported the affected families with groceries, home repairs and/or beds, depending on their needs.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers for the children and families.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding Along the Thai-Myanmar Border

    Flooding Along the Thai-Myanmar Border 24 Aug, 2020

    The situation

    During 21–23 August, a heavy rainstorm caused the water level in the Salween River to rise and overflow. The next day, flooding damaged or destroyed many homes along the river banks.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: unknown Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 14

    New information

    The villages affected are near local church partner TH0821. The staff members are assessing impact and supporting impacted families, as needed. They are utilising disaster reimbursable funding to provide household materials, mosquito nets, blankets, sleeping mats, dry food and water. Many of the families are temporarily living with relatives until they can repair their homes.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety and provision for the children, families and church partners in this area.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Jigjiga Town, Ethiopia

    Flooding in Jigjiga Town, Ethiopia 24 Aug, 2020

    The situation

    Torrential rainfall caused flooding in the southeastern town of Jigjiga. The flooding damaged homes, destroyed household items, and ruined food supplies.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: unknown Number of Compassion assisted children affected: unknown

    New information

    Three local church partners (ET0382, ET0584 and ET4009) are located in the area most severely affected. They are assessing the impact to children.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety and provision for children and families in the area.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Tropical Storm Laura in Haiti

    Tropical Storm Laura in Haiti 23 Aug, 2020

    The situation

    Heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Laura caused flash flooding, mudslides, damage to crops and farm animals, as well as many damaged homes. The Southeastern and Artibonite areas of Haiti have been most affected.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: unknown Number of Compassion assisted children affected: unknown

    New information

    The National Disaster and Risk Mitigation Team is monitoring the situation. Local church partners and staff are assessing impact to families.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety and provision for children, families and church partners in Haiti.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Tropical Storm Laura in the Dominican Republic

    Tropical Storm Laura in the Dominican Republic 23 Aug, 2020

    The situation

    The tropical storm has brought heavy rain, lightening, and strong winds.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: unknown Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 65

    New information

    The local church partners and the National Disaster Response Team are monitoring the storm and its impact on children and their families.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety and provision for the children, families and church partners in the Dominican Republic.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Tropical Depression Marco in El Salvador

    Tropical Depression Marco in El Salvador 22 Aug, 2020

    The situation

    A Yellow Alert is in effect in the central and eastern areas of El Salvador. Heavy rain is overflowing rivers and causing landslides, as well as loss of crops, trees falling and electrical shortages. The mountains and coastal shores are experiencing the worst conditions.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: unknown Number of Compassion assisted children affected: unknown

    New information

    The local church partners, staff and National Disaster Response team are monitoring the situation and watching for impact to children and their families.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety of the children, families and church partners throughout El Salvador.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Bahir-Dar Town, Ethiopia

    Flooding in Bahir-Dar Town, Ethiopia 18 Aug, 2020

    The situation

    Severe flooding occurred in the town of Bahir-Dar in the Amhara Region. It caused damage to homes and household items, as well as loss of livelihood.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: unknown Number of Compassion assisted children affected: unknown

    New information

    Compassion's local church partner ET0223 is assessing impact to families. The church's building was flooded, which caused damage to furniture, computers and cameras.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety and provision of affected children and their families, and our local church partner.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Fire in Shiashie Community, Ghana

    Fire in Shiashie Community, Ghana 15 Aug, 2020

    The situation

    On Saturday, 15 August a fire gutted the slum settlement known as the 'kiosk estate' in the Shiashie community of the Greater Accra Region. Most families are now homeless.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: unknown

    New information

    The local church is assessing damages and losses of the children and their families. Those impacted are living with friends, relatives or in a temporary camp.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety and provision of affected children and their families.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Heavy Rains and Strong Winds in Caribbean and Andean Regions, Colombia

    Heavy Rains and Strong Winds in Caribbean and Andean Regions, Colombia 13 Aug, 2020

    The situation

    In the northern regions of Colombia they have been experiencing heavy rains and strong winds. The wind has blown roofs off homes and flooding has further damaged homes.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: unknown Number of Compassion assisted children affected: unknown

    New information

    The staff of CO0540 and CO0521 are assessing impact to children and their families.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety and provision of affected children and families.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Wolenchiti Town, Ethiopia

    Flooding in Wolenchiti Town, Ethiopia 12 Aug, 2020

    The situation

    Heavy rainfall caused flooding in the town of Wolenchiti in the Oromia Region. The flooding has damaged many homes and household items, as well as affected the livelihood of many families.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: unknown

    New information

    The flooding has impacted families from four local church partners—ET0163, ET0494, ET0374 and ET0276. The staff are assessing impact and determining how to best support the affected families.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety and provision of affected children and their families.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flood in North Luwu, East Indonesia

    Flood in North Luwu, East Indonesia 11 Aug, 2020

    The situation

    Heavy rainfall caused the Saluampak River in Mari-Mari Village, South Subang, North Luwu to overflow, which caused hundreds of homes to be flooded.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: unknown Number of Compassion assisted children affected: unknown

    New information

    The staff of ID0857 are assessing impact to children and their families.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Cholera Outbreak in Uganda

    Cholera Outbreak in Uganda 07 Aug, 2020

    The situation

    Local churches worked with local health authorities and community leaders to address a localised cholera outbreak and create a strategy to reduce the number of cases and ensure children received treatment. The World Health Organisation (WHO) contributed vaccines that also reduced the number of cases.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 5

    New information

    All affected children and families have received medical treatment and made a full recovery.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the prevention of another outbreak. Praise God that all of the children are safe and healthy, especially those who were affected.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Heavy rain and strong winds in Sri Lanka

    Heavy rain and strong winds in Sri Lanka 06 Aug, 2020

    The situation

    Strong winds and heavy rains in north and north-west Sri Lanka have brought down trees, destroyed homes and caused localised flooding.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local partners affected: unknown Number of Compassion assisted children affected: unknown

    New information

    Local staff are assessing the impact on child development centres, local partners, and children and their families. Affected families are temporarily living with neighbours or relatives. Local workers and volunteers have helped to clean out houses and provided polythene sheets to cover damaged roofs.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety and security of affected children and families. Pray for the local staff as they assess the situation and help the families find a way forward.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding Caused by Overflow of Lake Baringo in Kenya

    Flooding Caused by Overflow of Lake Baringo in Kenya 26 Jul, 2020

    The situation

    Prolonged rainfall for the last three months has caused Lake Baringo in the Rift Valley to overflow and flood the area. The flooding has damaged crops, displaced families, and increased conflicts with animals (those usually in the water are now grazing on the land).

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: unknown

    New information

    The local church partner staff of KE0477 are assessing impact and determining how to best assist the affected families due to their displacement and/or loss of livelihood.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety and provision of affected children and their families.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Ghana

    Flooding in Ghana 29 Jun, 2020

    The situation

    A storm occurred in the Asuboni-Odumasi community in Eastern Ghana which damaged many homes. The heavy rainfall caused flooding and the wind ripped roofs from homes.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 5

    New information

    The affected families are temporarily living with friends or relatives.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the affected children and families as the church ministers to them and supports them during this difficult time.

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