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.

  • Civil Unrest in Nicaragua (Crisis Update)

    Civil Unrest in Nicaragua (Crisis Update) 18 Sep, 2018

    New information

    Last Friday in Nicaragua, a national strike was announced by the Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy with intent to pressure the government to decriminalize protests and resume the national dialogue. Marches and protests continue, mostly on the weekends, in the main cities. More than 320 people have died since the crisis began in April.

    Global Compassion impact

    189 Compassion centres have been affected. 1997 Compassion assisted children are affected.

    All Compassion centres continue holding activities and taking precautions as needed

    Prayer

    Please pray for progress toward peace and livelihood opportunities for families affected by the economic crisis.

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  • Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines

    Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines 18 Sep, 2018

    The situation

    Typhoon Mangkhut (known locally as Ompong) made landfall in the northern Philippine province of Luzon on Saturday with windspeeds of 150 mph. Officials estimate that 5.7 million people in the Philippines were affected by the storm.

    Compassion’s response

    Compassion is gathering impact information and working with local government agencies to coordinate response efforts for affected children and their families.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety our our families in the area.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Fire in Pagadian City, Philippines

    Fire in Pagadian City, Philippines 10 Sep, 2018

    The situation

    On Saturday, 1 September 2018 a fire broke out in the Jamisola Extension of Pagadian City amidst heavy rains. After one hour the fire had destroyed the homes of 100 families; 11 of which are Compassion beneficiary families.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 11

    No local church partners were affected.

    Compassion’s response

    Compassion staff members provided an initial assessment and food on the first evening. The affected families were also given food the next day and provided with immediate relief goods such as clothing, mineral water, food items, and cooking pots.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the affected families as they recover from the damages and the loss of their homes.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Monsoon Rains in the Philippines (Crisis Update)

    Monsoon Rains in the Philippines (Crisis Update) 10 Sep, 2018

    New information

    The weather has improved in the Philippines and all affected children are home now. Communities in Northern Luzon, including areas around PH0747 are still flooded, but families were able to return home.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local (church) partners affected: 10 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 582

    Compassion’s response

    Partnership Facilitators from the national office are coordinating relief and recovery efforts with local church leaders, local government agencies and other organizations.

    Prayer

    Please pray for children and their families as they clean out their homes and work toward full recovery from the flooding.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Teji & Asgori: Ethiopia

    Flooding in Teji & Asgori: Ethiopia 10 Sep, 2018

    The situation

    Heavy rainfall caused the Teji River (a tributary to the Awash River) to overflow. The flooding destroyed crops and damages homes for over 1,000 households in the towns of Teji and Asgori in the Southwest Shoa Zone in Oromia Regional State in Ethiopia. The church community, local government, and the Red Cross have been supporting the affected communities.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 269 No local church partners were affected.

    Compassion’s response

    Compassion Ethiopia is assessing the situation and providing emergency food support as needed.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety of our children in this area and families as they recover lost items and repair their homes.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Civil Unrest in Nicaragua (Crisis Update)

    Civil Unrest in Nicaragua (Crisis Update) 10 Sep, 2018

    New information

    The protests continue in the main cities with demands for liberation of political prisoners, justice for the fallen, democratization, and university autonomy. There are also pro-government marches which are seen as a counterbalance, but often lead to violence between the demonstrators and police. The national dialogue has not resumed.

    Global Compassion impact

    189 Compassion centres have been affected. 1988 Compassion assisted children are affected.

    All Compassion centres are open for program activity. The time they spend with children is 9 hours a week. During this time they share devotions, curriculum and food.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the safety of our children throughout Nicaragua and a resolution to the crisis.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

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