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.

  • Tropical Storm Michael in Honduras (Crisis Update)

    Tropical Storm Michael in Honduras (Crisis Update) 09 Nov, 2018

    New information

    There are currently no families sheltering in schools. Several children have suffered damage to their homes. Most children and families have completed cleaning their homes and have returned. Other families are staying with friends or relatives or living in shelters. All children are in good health. At the moment, the rains have ceased.

    Global Compassion impact

    301 Compassion assisted children have been affected.

    Compassion Honduras have coordinated support for those affected through disaster relief funds, as well as local resources. The greatest needs have been for temporary shelter, food, water, hygiene kits, clothing and school supplies.

    Local church partners are visiting affected families and supporting them with food and basic supplies.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for our children in this area to be safe and comforted in the midst of this disaster.

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  • Cyclone and Rains in Sri Lanka

    Cyclone and Rains in Sri Lanka 08 Nov, 2018

    The situation

    Heavy rains and cyclonic conditions are affecting Sri Lanka once again.

    Global Compassion impact

    Reports indicate damage to children's houses in the Chilaw and Batticalo clusters, as well as several local partners. Many children are not attending the child development centres, but the estimated number is unknown. The local partners are busy gathering details and assessing damage.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the children and local partners in Chilaw and Batticalo. Compassion Sri Lanka will keep us updated as more information becomes available.

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  • Flooding in Urabá, Colombia (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Urabá, Colombia (Crisis Update) 31 Oct, 2018

    New information

    Heavy rains continue in many areas of Colombia, and more children are affected by strong winds and flooding.

    Global Compassion impact

    One Compassion centre and 251 Compassion assisted children have been affected.

    The children and families have received support with basic supplies. Compassion Colombia is working to assist additional children who are now affected.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the health and safety of our children in this area, as they face challenges due to the continuous rains.

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  • Rains in Nicaragua

    Rains in Nicaragua 31 Oct, 2018

    The situation

    Local leaders have contacted the Red Cross to seek relief for the affected families. Church Partners are continuing to support the families of the affected children.

    Global Compassion impact

    One Compassion centre and 513 Compassion assisted children have been affected.

    Compassion Nicaragua has been assisting churches by providing support for the purchase of basic things, such as food, plastic, and medicine.

    Prayer

    Please pray for Nicaragua staff as they distribute the necessary supplies and the affected children and their families.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Strong Winds in Sri Lanka (Crisis Update)

    Strong Winds in Sri Lanka (Crisis Update) 31 Oct, 2018

    New information

    Local partners in Sri Lanka continue to assess the impact of recent weather events and respond to the needs of children and their families.

    Global Compassion impact

    Nine Compassion centres have been affected. 209 Compassion assisted children have been affected.

    As Compassion Sri Lanka continues to gather information, they anticipate needing additional support to meet the needs of the affected children. Disaster funds are currently being used.

    Prayer

    Please pray for children and their families in this areas to remain healthly and strong as they recover from this disaster.

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  • Conflict in Northern Kenya (Crisis Update)

    Conflict in Northern Kenya (Crisis Update) 31 Oct, 2018

    New information

    No further attacks have been witnessed since last week, schools have resumed, and families are slowly returning to their homes.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local (church) partners affected: 1

    Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 51

    Compassion’s response

    Local leaders have contacted the Red Cross to seek relief for the affected families. Church partners are continuing to support the families of the affected children.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety of our children and church partner staff and volunteers in this area. Also please continue to pray that the situation will improve and peace will be restored.

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