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.

  • Heavy Rains and Flooding in Peru

    Heavy Rains and Flooding in Peru 14 Mar, 2019

    _New information _

    The rains have decreased, and the State of Emergency has been dismissed. The government in the zone is evaluating the damages. They have reported damage to schools and hospitals. Schools are still closed due to safety concerns.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 488

    Compassion’s response

    Two Compassion centres (PE0661 & PE0594) have children with damaged homes and the loss of personal materials. At PE0661, one family lost their home and now lives with a neighbor. Other children have received support from the local church partners.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the continued recovery of our families in this area.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Unrest in Colombia (Crisis Update)

    Unrest in Colombia (Crisis Update) 09 Mar, 2019

    New information

    Local church partners in Cucuta started delivering food baskets to affected Compassion assisted children and 651 immigrant families this past Wednesday and will continue doing so through the weekend.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 746

    Prayer

    Please pray for safety, health and provision for our children and their families in this area.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Jangurussu, Brazil

    Flooding in Jangurussu, Brazil 09 Mar, 2019

    _The situation _

    Heavy rains in the city of Fortaleza, in the State of Ceara, caused flooding in the community of Jangurussu, a very poor area in the city. The Coco River overflowed causing flooding that destroyed houses and left many families homeless. Today, the rain started again and the people are afraid of more damages.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 125

    Compassion’s response

    BR-0449 was initially housing 19 families in the child development center. They are also supporting affected children and their families with drinking water, food, hygiene products, clothes and mattresses. The National Office sent a team to help the church partner respond to the needs and is monitoring the situation. 125 children have lost everything inside their homes and about 30 have lost their houses. The affected families were relocated to schools and relatives homes. The National office is also mobilizing other churches in nearby cities to help the Jangurussu community.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety of our children in this area and for the affected families as they recover from the losses.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Heavy rains in Buenaventura, Colombia

    Heavy rains in Buenaventura, Colombia 08 Mar, 2019

    The situation

    Buenaventura is located in the Pacific region of Colombia. It received a heavy downpour of rain which caused flooding and buried some roads in mud.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of Compassion-assisted children affected: 41

    The local church partner staff continue to assess the impact of the heavy rains in Buenaventura. They are working to provide support to affected children and their families.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety of our children in this area and those impacted, as they recover from the losses and damages.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Jangurussu, Brazil (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Jangurussu, Brazil (Crisis Update) 07 Mar, 2019

    New information

    The situation in Jangurussu has now stabilized and the local school is open. Local organizations continue to provide support to affected families.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 126

    Compassion’s response

    BR-0449 is providing support for affected children and their families and has continued with full program activities. The families have returned to their homes or are living with relatives.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Heavy Rains and Flooding in Peru

    Heavy Rains and Flooding in Peru 05 Mar, 2019

    _The situation _

    Heavy rains and flooding have been occurring in multiple areas of Peru and a State of Emergency has been declared in two regions. In the Central part of the country in the province of Huancayo, they have been experiencing intense rainfall and flooding since 31 January which has damaged the walls and ceilings of many homes. The local government evacuated the water with motor pumps and the damages are still being evaluated. In northern Peru, the Chira and Piura rivers have overflowed and flooded homes and roads. The government has mobilized motor pumps and fumigation in various parts of the Piura area. The State of Emergency is expected to be in effect until 17 April 2019 in the Piura (Northern) area of Peru.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 384

    Compassion’s response

    PE-0623 has provided food and clothing to the affected families in the Huancayo area. An Individual Critical intervention is being prepared to provide additional disaster relief through the provision of rubber boots and home repairs for children of PE-0623.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the families that are recovering from the damages and losses.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

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