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.

  • Hurricane Iota in Colombia (Final Crisis Update)

    Hurricane Iota in Colombia (Final Crisis Update) 23 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    The Islands of San Andres and Providencia continue in their recovery efforts.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 127

    New information

    Local church partners supported the affected families, as well as some unregistered children, in Cartagena. Compassion does not have church partners on the islands that were most affected.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Typhoon Vamco (Ulysses) in the Philippines (Final Crisis Update)

    Typhoon Vamco (Ulysses) in the Philippines (Final Crisis Update) 23 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    Fortunately, the local government took action early and was able to evacuate most people living in high risk areas.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 5 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 988

    New information

    Some families are still living with relatives or in evacuation centres. Home repairs and rebuilding will be supported by an Infrastructure project.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers for the affected children, families, and church partners. Please continue to pray for protection for the families as they are still at risk for COVID-19, due to crowded living conditions.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Super Typhoon Goni (Rolly) in the Philippines (Final Crisis Update)

    Super Typhoon Goni (Rolly) in the Philippines (Final Crisis Update) 23 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    The Super Typhoon made landfall in the Philippines and there were extensive damages in the Aurora–Quezon area with strong wind and rain which caused home damages, power outages, and communications to be down.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 27 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 3681

    New information

    Most of the impacted families have returned to their homes. Affected families were supported by the church partner using Disaster Relief funds. An Infrastructure project is helping to rebuild homes and churches.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Tropical Storm Laura in Haiti (Final Crisis Update)

    Tropical Storm Laura in Haiti (Final Crisis Update) 23 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    The impact of the tropical storm was extensive in Haiti, with over 6000 homes flooded and many injuries.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 23 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 2583

    New information

    Sadly, one Compassion assisted child, one caregiver and one sibling passed away; 14 caregivers, siblings and Compassion assisted children were injured. Those injured received medical attention and have recovered and those grieving the loss of family members were supported by the church. All affected families were supported with relief items—household items, basic supplies, and help repairing homes. The affected local church partners received support to clean and repair their buildings.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane in Iota in Guatemala (Crisis Update)

    Hurricane in Iota in Guatemala (Crisis Update) 22 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    The most affected communities are Izabel, Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz, and Zacapa. Damaged roads and bridges have isolated some communities and flooding damaged many homes. Communities that were already affected by Hurricane Eta were also affected by Hurricane Iota.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 89

    New information

    Affected families received relief support such as water, food, hygiene items, as well as temporary refuge. Compassion Guatemala plans on providing recovery support for destroyed homes through a Critical Needs project.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  •  Hurricane Eta in Guatemala (Crisis Update)

    Hurricane Eta in Guatemala (Crisis Update) 22 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    The northern part of the country was impacted extensively and some communities are still flooded.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 4 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 790

    New information

    The affected families received immediate relief using Disaster Relief funds. Compassion Guatemala plans on creating a project proposal for reconstruction.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the provision and the recovery process.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Fire at Riosucio, Choco, Colombia (Final Crisis Update)

    Fire at Riosucio, Choco, Colombia (Final Crisis Update) 22 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    The local government provided temporary rent payments for some affected families with damaged homes.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    The affected families received psychological and physical support from the church. They also received food, kitchen kits, mats and sheets.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers for the affected children and families, as well as continued prayer for the grieving family.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  •  Fire at CO0514, Barranquilla, Colombia (Final Crisis Update)

    Fire at CO0514, Barranquilla, Colombia (Final Crisis Update) 22 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    A fire started by an electrical short in a socket caused significant damage to a church and surrounding area.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 2 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 0

    New information

    The local church worked with the community to get paint and labour donations to repair the building. Compassion provided hygiene kits to the local church partner staff.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers for the affected church partners.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

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

    Heavy Rains and Flooding in Burkina Faso (Crisis Update) 19 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    Nationwide the impact has been extensive, with 13 regions and over 71,000 people affected.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 39 Number of Compassion assisted children affected:1513

    New information

    Sadly, one Compassion assisted child passed away and several were seriously injured. Over 1300 homes were destroyed, over 700 families lost their crops, over 300 families lost livestock, almost 900 families lost their food stocks, and over 100 families lost their toilets. These impacts, in addition to the loss of household items, clothes, etc. has created a huge funding need. Local church partners utilised Disaster Relief funds for emergency kits and food. Disaster Relief project proposals for livelihood recovery are being created to meet the extensive needs for home and local church rebuilding, repairs, and continued relief efforts.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the family grieving the loss of their child, as well as all affected children, families, and church partners as they recover from damages and losses. Also, please pray for the national staff supporting the relief efforts.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Iota in Nicaragua (Final Crisis Update)

    Hurricane Iota in Nicaragua (Final Crisis Update) 19 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    The zone most affected by Hurricane Iota is still inaccessible in many places, with no electricity, cell phone or internet connection, overflowing rivers and streams, and impassable roads. The local government and army is trying to clear roads and is cleaning debris. In many areas, access is only possible on foot or via motorcycles.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 1221

    New information

    The affected families are moving towards stability, with the support of the churches and local government. Many families are still living in temporary locations while homes are being repaired. Compassion Nicaragua plans to provide additional recovery support to rebuild homes utilising funds from an upcoming proposal for an Infrastructure project. Legal ownership of land is providing challenges and delays in the rebuilding process. Two local church partners (NI332 and NI0364) located in the most affected southern region are delaying their restart of programming until at least March 2021 to allow focus on the recovery efforts.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers for the affected children, families and church partners. Please continue to pray for the recovery efforts that will most likely be a long process.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Civil Unrest and Riots in Uganda (Final Crisis Update)

    Civil Unrest and Riots in Uganda (Final Crisis Update) 17 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    Kampala, Uganda is now calm and business has returned to normal.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Fortunately, no local church partners or children were directly affected

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers for the safety of children, families, church partners and staff.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding Caused by Underground Streams, Majengo – Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania (Final Crisis Update)

    Flooding Caused by Underground Streams, Majengo – Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania (Final Crisis Update) 17 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    Due to heavy rains, some underground streams have overflowed and caused flooding in the Majengo–Moshi area. The flooding damaged many buildings.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 0

    New information

    Using Disaster Relief funds, the local church was able to level the playground, repair broken floors, and divert water channels away from the church premises.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers for the local church partner as they restored the property and repaired damages to provide a safer environment.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  •  Hurricane Iota in Nicaragua (Crisis Update)

    Hurricane Iota in Nicaragua (Crisis Update) 17 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    The zone most affected by Hurricane Iota is still inaccessible in many places, with no electricity, cell phone or internet connection, overflowing rivers and streams, and impassable roads. The local government and army is trying to clear roads and is cleaning debris. In many areas, access is only possible on foot or via motorcycles.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 1221

    New information

    It continues to be challenging to get specific updates from the local church partners, but they are providing updates as they are able to. NI0330 reports that they are having communication and power challenges, as well as a bridge near the church fell. The local fire department is helping people get access over the river to purchase food. NI0332 reports that the conditions for the children, families, as well as the church members are very difficult, with almost everything including homes, roads and crops, destroyed. They have obtained land for three Compassion assisted children, so their families can rebuild on higher and safer ground. NI0364 reports that there is great impact to the community, as well as the church. The church buildings (office, classrooms) have been flooded, the water well is destroyed, and they have lost their musical instruments.

    Prayer

    Please pray continue to pray fervently for the children, families, staff, and church partners as they try to recover from damages as well as support others.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Tropical Depression Vicky in the Philippines

    Tropical Depression Vicky in the Philippines 17 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    The tropical depression brought heavy rains to Mindanao initially, and then brought heavier rains and flooding to the Caraga Region, particularly in Agusan del Sur. The people in this area are mainly dependent on fishing, farming and daily wage labour and therefore their livelihoods are impacted by the flooding.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 8 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: not yet confirmed

    New information

    Current information indicates that over 600 families, several local church partners, and church partner staff are affected. They are working to provide more information as quickly as possible.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the church partners, children and families as they recover losses and damages.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Eta in Mexico (Crisis Update)

    Hurricane Eta in Mexico (Crisis Update) 17 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    As a result of Hurricane Eta, the area of Palenque, Chiapas has experienced heavy, constant rains and flooding.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 2 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 417

    New information

    Local church partners and national staff have supported the affected families with food, water, blankets and clothing utilising Disaster Relief funding. A proposal for Disaster Relief is being developed to help families with temporary shelters, home repairs and replacing household items.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the provision and peace of children, families, and church partners as they are recovering from this additional burden in their communities.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flood in Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia (Final Crisis Update)

    Flood in Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia (Final Crisis Update) 17 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    Heavy rain caused flooding in Medan from 4—6 December.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 17

    New information

    The affected families were supported by the church with such things as food and clothing. The families are able to go back to their daily activities now.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Western Tanzania (Final Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Western Tanzania (Final Crisis Update) 17 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    The Western region of Tanzania was experiencing heavy rains and flooding since September. The most affected districts are Bariadi, Itilima, and Maswa.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    The national staff and local church partners supported the affected families using Disaster Relief funds. They provided bedding and household items, as well as shelter renovations to help stabilise each family. All families are now safely back in their homes and back to normal activities.

    Prayer

    Thanks for your prayers for the affected children and their families.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Cyclonic Storm Burevi in Sri Lanka (Final Crisis Update)

    Cyclonic Storm Burevi in Sri Lanka (Final Crisis Update) 17 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    Rain showers continue in some areas of Sri Lanka and more severe thunderstorms are expected due to the monsoon season.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 225

    New information

    The affected families were well supported with Disaster Relief funding for temporary shelters and child support funding for food packs.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers for safety and provision of children and their families.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Fire at CO0514, Barranquilla, Colombia (Crisis Update)

    Fire at CO0514, Barranquilla, Colombia (Crisis Update) 15 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    A fire started by an electrical short in a socket caused significant damage to a church and surrounding area.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 2 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 0

    New information

    The church partner has inspected the damages and determined that 45 child folders burned, as well as the computer and other equipment owned by CO0597. (As a COVID-19 measure, the church plant CO0597 administrative staff had their computer and files at CO0514 facility since it is located closer to their homes in Barranquilla so they didn’t have to travel as far.) The church staff have removed ash, soot, and all damaged materials.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the local church partners as they restore the facility and replace their lost equipment.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

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

    Violence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Final Crisis Update) 15 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    Fortunately, the situation in Bel Air has been calm for the last six weeks.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 158

    New information

    Affected children and families received needed support from the local church partners, such as food, water, medical care, and post-trauma counselling. Funds from the Highly Vulnerable Children Fund and Disaster Relief Fund were utilised. Some families are still living in temporary locations until they feel more safe to move back to their homes in Bel Air.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers for the safety of children, families, church partners and staff in Port-au-Prince.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Iota in Mexico (Crisis Update)

    Hurricane Iota in Mexico (Crisis Update) 12 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    The community is still without electricity, so communication is scarce. Due to the damage from flooding, it was only this past week people were able to reach the community.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 39

    New information

    The local church partner staff is supporting the affected families using Disaster Relief funding.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flood in Tanjung Balai, North Sumatra, Indonesia

    Flood in Tanjung Balai, North Sumatra, Indonesia 10 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    There has been heavy rain since October and recently the water embankments broke and caused flooding in the lowlands.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: not yet confirmed

    New information

    Compassion assisted children from IO0117 were impacted by the flooding. The local church is assessing impact and will provide more information soon.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety of children in this area.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Heavy Rains in Andean and Pacific Regions, Colombia (Crisis Update)

    Heavy Rains in Andean and Pacific Regions, Colombia (Crisis Update) 10 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    The rainy season continues and is expected to subside in March 2021. Fortunately, the rainfall has decreased.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 112

    New information

    Local church partners and national staff continue to support affected families, as needed.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the children, families and church partners as they handle the weather disturbances and damages.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Cyclonic Storm Burevi in Sri Lanka (Crisis Update)

    Cyclonic Storm Burevi in Sri Lanka (Crisis Update) 08 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    The storm subsided on 5 December.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 217

    New information

    Impact assessment is still in process. Seven local partners have reports of impacted Compassion assisted children so far.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the protection and provision of children, families, staff, and local partners throughout Sri Lanka.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Fire in Looc, Manadue City, Cebu, Philippines

    Fire in Looc, Manadue City, Cebu, Philippines 06 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    A fire displaced over 90 families in the heavily populated Looc Baranguay. The affected families are temporarily living in a local gymnasium and public elementary school. The local government agencies provided meals, as well as starter kits with essential items for the affected families.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: not yet confirmed

    New information

    Several Compassion assisted children from PH0917 were affected by the fire. They are being supported by the church partner and the local agencies. The church partner staff are assessing impact and what support is still needed that hasn’t been provided by the local government. They will provide additional essential items using Disaster Relief funds, as needed.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety and provision for the affected children and families living in temporary shelters.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Fire in Riosucio, Choco, Colombia (Crisis Update)

    Fire in Riosucio, Choco, Colombia (Crisis Update) 04 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    The governor declared a state of calamity and the government is supporting the affected families with food and toilet kits.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Sadly, one Compassion assisted child passed away in the fire. Her family is being comforted and supported by the church. The affected families are living in temporary shelters. The local church partners are supporting the families by mobilising local resources. And, Disaster Relief funding was used to provide water, foam mats, sheets, and household items.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for provision for the affected families and God’s peace for those grieving.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Iota in Colombia (Crisis Update)

    Hurricane Iota in Colombia (Crisis Update) 04 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    The Islands of San Andres and Providence were the most affected with 90 per cent destruction and the national government is providing resources for reconstruction. The city of Cartagena was most affected by flooding.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 127

    New information

    Local church partners have been supporting the affected families and the national office utilised Disaster Relief funding to provide drinkable water and mats.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the church partners as they support affected children and families.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flood in Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia

    Flood in Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia 04 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    Heavy rain caused flooding in Medan from 4—6 December.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: not yet confirmed

    New information

    Some children from IO0557 were impacted. The local church partner staff are doing an assessment and providing the affected families food and other hygiene items, as needed.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Eta in Colombia (Final Crisis Update)

    Hurricane Eta in Colombia (Final Crisis Update) 04 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    The Caribbean coast in northern Colombia experienced heavy rains when Hurricane Eta passed through the region.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 3 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 771

    New information

    Local church partners supported the affected families. Disaster Relief funding was utilised to provide relief items such as food kits and mats.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Fire at CO0514, Barranquilla, Colombia

    Fire at CO0514, Barranquilla, Colombia 04 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    A fire started by an electrical short in a socket caused significant damage to a church and surrounding area.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 0

    New information

    The local church is assessing damages, as well as the loss of furniture and other equipment.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the church partner staff as they clean and restore their buildings, as well as recover from the damages and losses.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Cyclonic Storm Burevi in Sri Lanka

    Cyclonic Storm Burevi in Sri Lanka 02 Dec, 2020

    The situation

    The Cyclone caused strong winds, heavy rains and flooding in most areas of Sri Lanka. It is estimated that it has impacted over 12,000 people.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Local partners are giving cooked food to affected families, as well as the normal COVID-19 relief packs. They may utilise funding later for house repairs.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the protection and provision of children, families, staff, and local partners throughout Sri Lanka.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Eta in Nicaragua (Final Crisis Update)

    Hurricane Eta in Nicaragua (Final Crisis Update) 02 Dec, 2020

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 2 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 232

    New information

    The affected families are now safe and well supported. All but a few families have returned to their homes which have been repaired. The few that haven’t returned have permanently relocated to live in a safer location or with relatives.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Fire in Riosucio, Choco, Colombia

    Fire in Riosucio, Choco, Colombia 29 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    Dozens of homes were destroyed by a large fire in Riosucio, Choco. It is presumed the fire was started by a power failure on an electrical pole in the community. Unfortunately, there is no fire station in the municipality, which made it more difficult to extinguish the fire quickly.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: not yet confirmed Number of Compassion assisted children affected: not yet confirmed

    New information

    Local church partners CO0720 and CO0722 are checking with families to determine impact.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Eta in Nicaragua (Crisis Update)

    Hurricane Eta in Nicaragua (Crisis Update) 26 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    Relief and recovery efforts continue in Nicaragua.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 2 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 232

    New information

    Affected families have flood water in their homes, lost household items, and/or damaged homes. They are being supported as needed.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for protection, provision, and peace for affected children, families, church partners and staff.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Typhoon Molave (Quinta) in the Philippines (Final Crisis Update)

    Typhoon Molave (Quinta) in the Philippines (Final Crisis Update) 26 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    The situation in the Philippines where Typhoon Molave hit is now mostly back to normal.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 2 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 366

    New information

    Most families have returned to their homes. The local church partners will continue to support the families with materials to repair homes and funds to re-start their businesses using Disaster Relief funds.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Locust Invasion in Kenya

    Locust Invasion in Kenya 26 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    The locust infestations (swarms) have increased again in Kenya, primarily in the arid and semi-arid counties of Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, Marsabit, Turkana, and Taita Taveta. The Kenyan government has aerial and ground control operations in process.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: not yet confirmed Number of Compassion assisted children affected: not yet confirmed

    New information

    Local church partners are assessing impact to children.

    Prayer

    Please pray for protection against damages by the locust swarms.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Eta in Honduras (Crisis Update)

    Hurricane Eta in Honduras (Crisis Update) 26 Nov, 2020

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 57 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 4770

    New information

    Some families have begun to clean their damaged homes. Disaster Relief funds are being used to support the shelters where most of the affected families are living. Compassion staff are still working in the northern region to coordinate the relief support efforts with local church partners. At least 16 pastors and 121 local church partner staff have also been directly affected by the hurricane. Unfortunately, many families were also affected by Hurricane Iota.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the children, families, and church partners, as they recover from losses and damages. Also, pray for staff that are working tirelessly to support the churches and children.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Iota in Mexico

    Hurricane Iota in Mexico 24 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    The community of Frontera Corozal, Chiapas, Mexico is experiencing flooding from the passage of Hurricanes Eta and Iota. The water level continues to rise. Homes are underwater and high voltage cables are covered. The community is without electricity as the power lines were cut off to prevent problems.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: not yet confirmed

    New information

    Local church partner ME0963 is assessing damages to children and it is estimated that 30 families' homes are flooded. Many families are staying with relatives in higher elevations and some are in the temporary shelter in the community.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Eta in Guatemala (Crisis Update)

    Hurricane Eta in Guatemala (Crisis Update) 20 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    Hurricane Iota has now affected the same areas of Guatemala, so they are still dealing with heavy rains and flooding.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 3 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 741

    New information

    Affected families have received relief support (e.g. food, water, clothes). Most families are living in temporary refuges/shelters or with family and friends.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for protection and provision for affected children, families, and church partners.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Iota in Nicaragua (Crisis Update)

    Hurricane Iota in Nicaragua (Crisis Update) 20 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    The hurricane made landfall on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua and passed through the towns of Madriz, Nueva Segovia, and Jinotega. People living in the most at-risk areas were evacuated, as flooding and overflowing rivers are expected.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 796

    New information

    Fortunately, no deaths or injuries have been reported. The national office intends to request funding for infrastructure for the construction and repair of damaged or destroyed homes. The affected families have been supported with food, shelter materials, blankets and mats.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the protection, provision and peace of children, families, church partners and staff throughout Nicaragua.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Eta in Honduras (Crisis Update)

    Hurricane Eta in Honduras (Crisis Update) 20 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    The entire northern region of Honduras was again impacted with heavy rain and flooding due to the recent Hurricane Iota. That is compounding the impact and challenging for relief efforts.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 57 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 2469

    New information

    Many of the families are still living in shelters or with family and friends. Some have returned to their homes to begin the clean out process. The local church partners and national staff are continuing to contact families to identify and record impact. This is still challenging in some areas, as there are still power and communication outages. Disaster Relief funds are being used to support the shelters and affected families with food, water, mattresses, mosquito nets and hygiene kits.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the children, families, and church partners, as they recover from losses and damages. Also, pray for staff that are working tirelessly to support the churches and children.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Zenu Community, Greater Accra, Ghana (Final Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Zenu Community, Greater Accra, Ghana (Final Crisis Update) 20 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    The Zenu community in Greater Accra experienced flooding after heavy rainfall and the collapse of several dams. The roads were flooded and many people were homeless because their homes collapsed and their household items were destroyed.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    The local church partner supported the families with relief items such as food, clothing, school supplies, bedding, toiletries, and household items. The affected families shared their appreciation for all the support they received.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Eta in Colombia (Crisis Update)

    Hurricane Eta in Colombia (Crisis Update) 20 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    The local government is providing humanitarian response and backhoes to remove dirt and destroyed homes.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 3 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 751

    New information

    Local church partners have provided food packs and temporary shelter for the affected families.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the protection and provision for all affected children, families, and church partners, as the impacted communities are still at high risk.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Heavy Rains in Andean and Pacific Regions, Colombia (Crisis Update)

    Heavy Rains in Andean and Pacific Regions, Colombia (Crisis Update) 19 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    Heavy rains continue throughout the country, with several areas on Red Alert.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Local church partners are taking preventative measures and continuing to assess the impact to children, so they can support them appropriately.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the protection and provision for children, families, church partners and staff.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Civil Unrest and Riots in Uganda

    Civil Unrest and Riots in Uganda 18 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    A presidential candidate was arrested yesterday, which triggered unrest and protests in Eastern Uganda. Three people died in the clashes with police. The peak of the chaos was reported in Kampala City and the outskirts. The election is scheduled to take place in January 2021. Many fear that the unrest may continue until the elections.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Fortunately, no local church partners, children or staff have been directly impacted by the unrest. They are taking precautions and monitoring the situation, as well as limiting movement in the impacted areas.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety of children, families, church partners and staff in Uganda.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Iota in El Salvador (Final Crisis Update)

    Hurricane Iota in El Salvador (Final Crisis Update) 18 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    A few days after Hurricane Eta another hurricane hit El Salvador. It mostly affected the central region of the country, with strong winds, heavy rains and flooding.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 59

    New information

    Local church partners provided food, water, hygiene kits, personal items and shelter for the affected families.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers for affected children and families that are recovering from the damages of two hurricanes.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Iota in Guatemala

    Hurricane Iota in Guatemala 17 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    The most affected communities are Izabel, Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz, and Zacapa. Damaged roads and bridges have isolated some communities and flooding damaged many homes. Communities that were already affected by Hurricane Eta were also affected by Hurricane Iota.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: not yet confirmed Number of Compassion assisted children affected: not yet confirmed

    New information

    The affected families have been provided with food, water and shelter. The impact assessment is in process.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Iota in Nicaragua

    Hurricane Iota in Nicaragua 16 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    The hurricane made landfall on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua and passed through the towns of Madriz, Nueva Segovia, and Jinotega. The heavy rainfall is expected to last for the remainder of this week. People living in the most at-risk areas were evacuated, as flooding and overflowing rivers are expected.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: not yet confirmed Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 159

    New information

    The local church partners and National Disaster Response team are monitoring the situation and assessing impact. They are facing power outages and communication problems which is making impact reporting difficult.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the protection, provision and peace of children, families, church partners and staff throughout Nicaragua.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  •  Hurricane Iota in Honduras

    Hurricane Iota in Honduras 16 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    The communities flooded by Hurricane Eta were again flooded by Hurricane Iota a few days later. The flooding and landslides have damaged many homes.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 15 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 247

    New information

    Most of the children affected by Hurricane Eta were also affected by Hurricane Iota. Most of the affected families are still living in shelters. Disaster funding originally submitted for Hurricane Eta relief is also being used to support relief efforts for Hurricane Iota (e.g. water, food, mattresses and mosquito nets).

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the protection, provision and peace of children, families, church partners and staff in Honduras.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Iota in Colombia

    Hurricane Iota in Colombia 15 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    Hurricane Iota went through the Caribbean coast of Colombia, affecting the Island of Providencia and the San Andrés Archipelago. Hundreds of families were affected by damaged homes. It has also created heavy rains and flooding in the Atlántico, Bolivar area, as well as Cartágena and Barranquilla.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: not yet confirmed Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 28

    New information

    Local church partners have provided food, hygiene kits and temporary shelter for affected families.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the protection, provision and peace of children, families, church partners and staff in Colombia.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Eta in El Salvador (Final Crisis Update)

    Hurricane Eta in El Salvador (Final Crisis Update) 13 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    The tropical storm Eta is no longer affecting weather conditions in El Salvador. The majority of the country is now under only a Green Alert. Only a narrow section in the center of the country remains under Red Alert.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 22

    New information

    The impacted families have been supported, as needed.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Eta in Honduras (Crisis Update)

    Hurricane Eta in Honduras (Crisis Update) 12 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    Hurricane Eta has caused heavy rain, extensive flooding, mudslides and damage to roads, bridges and many homes throughout a large portion of Honduras.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 2

    New information

    National office staff travelled to San Pedro Sula and set up an emergency Operations Point. As possible, National staff have been travelling to the affected local church partners in order to locate Compassion assisted children in shelters, assess impact and determine the best response support. They are using disaster relief funding to provide support to the affected families and the shelters with drinking water, food, hygiene kits, mosquito nets, mattresses, and medicine. Most of the children and families were evacuated and 14 local church partners are serving as shelters in their communities. Other local church partners are being reached via phone if they are in areas where cell coverage and electricity has been restored. At this time, they estimate that there are 39 highly impacted local church partners with over 4700 affected families, almost 6500 children affected, and 18 pastors affected. There are estimated 49 local church partners with lower impact and over 300 children impacted. Impact records are being entered, as they gather information.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Eta in Mexico (Crisis Update)

    Hurricane Eta in Mexico (Crisis Update) 11 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    As a result of Hurricane Eta, the area of Palenque, Chiapas has experienced heavy, constant rains and flooding.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 2 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 3

    New information

    Local church partners are still assessing impact, but electricity outages are making it difficult. It is estimated that over 350 children have been affected. Disaster relief funding is being used to support affected families.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Wind Destroyed TZ0676 Worship Hall, Tanzania

    Wind Destroyed TZ0676 Worship Hall, Tanzania 11 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    Strong winds blew off the roof of the worship hall of the Evangelistic Assemblies of God Church in Misungwi District, Tanzania.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 0

    New information

    Fortunately, no church members or children were injured. The church has removed all damaged materials to prevent post-disaster injuries and is mobilising local resources to repair the building. The national office is supporting the local church in their recovery efforts. They are using children’s classrooms for their worship services temporarily.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety of church partners and the church members, as they repair the worship hall.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Typhoon Vamco (Ulysses), Philippines

    Typhoon Vamco (Ulysses), Philippines 11 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    Typhoon Vamco made landfall in Luzon with heavy rainfall and strong winds which have caused extensive flooding, particularly in Bicol. Currently, the heavy rains and flooding are affecting Calabarzon, Central Luzon, and Metro Manila.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: not yet confirmed Number of Compassion assisted children affected: not yet confirmed

    New information

    It is currently estimated that 13 local church partners are heavily impacted. Many families have been evacuated to shelters and others are being rescued at their homes (e.g. from their roofs). PH0208 is one of the evacuation centres for Compassion assisted children and their families. The national staff and local church partners are still assessing the impact. There is concern for the health of people staying in the evacuation centres so COVID-19 prevention information is being shared with those living in the shelters.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety, provision, and protection from illness and COVID-19 of children, families, church partners and staff in the typhoon affected areas.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Eta in Guatemala (Crisis Update)

    Hurricane Eta in Guatemala (Crisis Update) 10 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    After many days of continuous rain, many areas are isolated due to flooding, damaged bridges and overflowing rivers. Alta Verapaz is currently the most affected area.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Affected families are still evacuated and can’t return to their homes yet. The local church partners are monitoring their whereabouts and providing basic relief support. Some affected areas have not been assessed yet due to the flooded conditions.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Heavy Rains in Pacific and Andean Regions, Colombia

    Heavy Rains in Pacific and Andean Regions, Colombia 07 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    The second rainy season has caused flooding and landslides in Colombia, particularly the central and western regions. The towns most affected are Buenaventura, Antioquia, Cordoba, Urabá, and Cúcuta.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: not yet confirmed Number of Compassion assisted children affected: not yet confirmed

    New information

    Local church partners are assessing impact to Compassion assisted children.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety and minimal losses for children, families, church partners and staff in Colombia.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Typhoon Molave (Quinta) in the Philippines (Crisis Update)

    Typhoon Molave (Quinta) in the Philippines (Crisis Update) 06 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    Typhoon Molave struck the Philippines and caused heavy rain in many areas—Mindoro, Palawan, Quezon, Aurora, Isabela, Cagayan, and Western Visayas.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 224

    New information

    Most of the affected families are living in evacuation centres, which puts them at higher risk for COVID-19 in the crowded conditions. The impact assessment is ongoing. There are preliminary reports that many churches were destroyed or damaged.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  •  Hurricane Zeta in Nicaragua (Final Crisis Update)

    Hurricane Zeta in Nicaragua (Final Crisis Update) 06 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    Tropical Storm Zeta brought heavy rain to Nicaragua. The heavy rain caused the Ochomogo River to overflow and flood the Paso Real Ochomogo sector. The flooding damaged 60 homes in the community.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    The affected families were supported by the church and are now back in their homes.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Super Typhoon Goni (Rolly) Philippines (Crisis Update)

    Super Typhoon Goni (Rolly) Philippines (Crisis Update) 06 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    The Super Typhoon made landfall in the Philippines and there are extensive damages in the Aurora–Quezon area with strong wind and rain which caused home damages, power outages, and communications to be down. Fortunately, many people evacuated before the typhoon.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 22 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 1130

    New information

    Many affected families are in evacuation centres, which put them at higher risk of contracting COVID-19. The impact assessment continues. Initial reports indicate over 600 local churches were damaged or destroyed. Affected families will receive support from Disaster Relief funding to repair their homes.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

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

    Heavy Rains and Strong Winds, Caribbean and Andean Regions, Colombia (Final Crisis Update) 06 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    The rainy season continues in Colombia, particularly in the northern regions. The recent hurricanes and storms are bringing additional heavy rain.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 583

    New information

    The local churches provided relief support to all affected families, including food, hygiene kits, household items, and home repairs.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers for the affected families.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Eta in Mexico

    Hurricane Eta in Mexico 06 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    As a result of Hurricane Eta, the area of Palenque, Chiapas has experienced heavy, constant rains and flooding for the last five days.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: not yet confirmed Number of Compassion assisted children affected: not yet confirmed

    New information

    There are three local church partners (ME0122, ME0129 and ME0965) in Palenque, Chiapas. All are impacted, but specific details are not yet available due to communication difficulties.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Eta in Guatemala

    Hurricane Eta in Guatemala 05 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    As Hurricane Eta is currently in Honduras and moving into Guatemala it is causing heavy rain and flooding throughout the country. The most affected departments in Guatemala are those close to the Caribbean sea and rivers in the West—Alta Verazaz, Baja Verapaz, Izabal, Zacapa, Petén, Chiquimula, and Quiché.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: not yet confirmed Number of Compassion assisted children affected: not yet confirmed

    New information

    The local churches are monitoring the impact to children and preparing to support them, as needed.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Eta in El Salvador

    Hurricane Eta in El Salvador 04 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    The whole country of El Salvador is on Red Alert for the extreme weather and impact from Hurricane Eta. At least 80 per cent of the country is experiencing strong winds, heavy rainfall, flooding, rivers overflowing, and the potential for landslides. People living in the most vulnerable locations were evacuated.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: not yet confirmed Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 20

    New information

    The national office disaster response team is actively monitoring the situation and guiding local church partners, as needed.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Eta in Nicaragua

    Hurricane Eta in Nicaragua 04 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    Hurricane Eta made landfall in Nicaragua on 3 November, as a Category 4 hurricane, near the border with Honduras in the northern Caribbean region. As the storm decreases to a Tropical Depression, the central region is expected to experience the most impact.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: not yet confirmed Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 47

    New information

    In the central region there are 24 church partners which are the newest and have not yet been trained in disaster response and mitigation efforts. Six church partners in Madriz and Jinotega have provided preliminary reports that over 50 homes are damaged, flooded and families have lost household items. The national disaster response team is monitoring the situation and providing guidance as needed.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

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

    Strong Winds and Heavy Rains in Sri Lanka (Final Crisis Update) 04 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    Fortunately, the weather has cleared in Sri Lanka and there are no longer heavy rains and winds.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 85

    New information

    The affected families have been supported with Disaster Relief funds.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Eta in Honduras

    Hurricane Eta in Honduras 03 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    Hurricane Eta has caused heavy rain, extensive flooding, mudslides and damage to roads, bridges and many homes throughout a large portion of Honduras. A Red Alert is in effect for Gracias a Dios, Colón, Atlántida, and Isalas de la Bahia an Olancho. A Yellow Alert is in effect in these areas: Copán, Ocôtepeque, Lempira, Intibucá, La Paz, Valle, Choluteca, Santa Bárbara, Francisco Morazán, Comayagua, and El Paraiso. The government evacuated residents in these communities and they are living in evacuation centres, shelters or with families.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: not yet confirmed Number of Compassion assisted children affected: not yet confirmed

    New information

    The national disaster response team is providing guidance to the local churches and preparing to provide survival kits to affected families. They are also partnering with other local agencies to provide relief support. Currently, three clusters are most affected—Chamelecon, Villaneuva, and Atlántida. Electricity and internet outages are making it very challenging to communicate with some areas, particularly in the North (e.g. Atlántida). It is estimated that there are 56 affected church partners and over 6000 affected Compassion assisted children.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Eta in Colombia

    Hurricane Eta in Colombia 01 Nov, 2020

    The situation

    The Caribbean coast in northern Colombia is experiencing heavy rains since Hurricane Eta passed through the region. The Fundación River and other creeks in the area have overflowed and caused flooding in several communities—La Guajira, Sucre, Córdoba, Antioquia, Bolivar and Magdalena. Many homes were damaged, including the furniture and household items.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 3 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 663

    New information

    The local relief agencies have supported affected families with food, as well as machinery to draw water. The local church partners and national office disaster response team are monitoring and assessing damages.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Super Typhoon Goni (Rolly) in the Philippines

    Super Typhoon Goni (Rolly) in the Philippines 31 Oct, 2020

    The situation

    The Super Typhoon made landfall in the Philippines and there are extensive damages in the Aurora–Quezon area with strong wind and rain which caused home damages, power outages, and communications to be down. Fortunately, many people evacuated before the typhoon.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: not yet confirmed Number of Compassion assisted children affected: not yet confirmed

    New information

    Local church partners have given preliminary reports of damaged and destroyed church buildings, home damages and flooding. The national staff and local church partners are assessing impact. The power and communication outages are making the assessment challenging.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Baranguay Lorega San Miguel, Cebu City, Philippines (Final Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Baranguay Lorega San Miguel, Cebu City, Philippines (Final Crisis Update) 30 Oct, 2020

    The situation

    Cebu City experienced heavy rain on 13 October, which triggered flash flooding. Many homes were damaged in the impoverished community of Lorega San Miguel (also a dump site for the city), when water, mud and garbage inundated the homes.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    The affected families received needed support and are now back in their homes.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

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

    Strong Winds and Heavy Rains in Sri Lanka (Crisis Update) 30 Oct, 2020

    The situation

    The thunderstorms (heavy rains, strong winds, and lightning) continue to affect many regions of Sri Lanka, particularly the Eastern and North-Central areas currently.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 85

    New information

    The affected families in North Colombo have been supported with home repairs.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray that the children, families, staff and local partners are protected against impact of the weather and the increasing COVID-19 virus spread throughout Sri Lanka.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Delta in Mexico (Final Crisis Update)

    Hurricane Delta in Mexico (Final Crisis Update) 30 Oct, 2020

    The situation

    Hurricane Delta made landfall as a Category 3 and then was downgraded to Category 1. It impacted the areas of Cancún, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo with heavy rain, lightning and strong winds for several days.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Fortunately, very few children were impacted by Hurricane Delta. The affected families have been supported by the local church.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

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