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.

  • Flooding: Indonesia

    Flooding: Indonesia 24 Feb, 2017

    The rainy season has brought continual rains for several days and submerged much of Jakarta city on 21 February. It is estimated that 70 per cent of the city is flooded, with different levels of severity ranging from knee high water to 30 cm high. There are 11 child development centres in the Jakarta area, with up to eight that may be affected by the flooding.

    IO-0433 has been reported as affected.

    Nine children have been reported as affected.

    The children and their families lacked access to water and basic supplies during the seven hours of rain and flooding (before the water receded). Their homes were not damaged but they are continuing to clean up their homes.

    The situation is now back to normal. The partner churches and their staff are assessing whether children were affected in other projects.

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

    Compassion Indonesia will keep us updated as more information becomes available.

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  • Flooding: Indonesia

    Flooding: Indonesia 21 Feb, 2017

    After flooding in the region of Solo, Indonesia on 29 November 2016, the impacted child development centres cleaned their facilities in December and the families returned to their homes. Everything is now back to normal.

    A total of two child development centres were directly affected.

    Children and families from an additional four centres were affected.

    Please pray for the children in this area as they return to their normal routines.

    Compassion Indonesia will keep us updated as more information becomes available.

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  • Whirlwind: Indonesia

    Whirlwind: Indonesia 18 Feb, 2017

    The threat from the whirlwind on Friday 9 December in Salatiga City, Indonesia in Central Java, has passed and the recovery efforts have continued for the last few weeks. All the children are back in their homes, which were repaired by the community or their owners.

    A total of 17 children were reported as affected

    Please pray for the continued safety and comfort of the children and their families in this area.

    Compassion Indonesia will keep us updated as more information becomes available.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding: Indonesia

    Flooding: Indonesia 17 Feb, 2017

    Heavy rains in the Northern Coastal area of Central Java caused flooding in Tanjung Karang, in the Kudus district on 10 February 2017. The area experienced water reaching heights from 30 cm to 70 cm.

    Children from the IO-01954 child development centre were affected.

    15 children have been reported as affected because their homes were flooded

    Please pray for the safety of our children and their families in this area as they clean up after the floods.

    Compassion Indonesia will keep us updated as more information becomes available.

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  • Flooding: Colombia

    Flooding: Colombia 17 Feb, 2017

    The rains have continued so the community is still on alert.

    5 additional children have been reported as affected.

    The children and their families have returned to their homes. They received mosquito nets and blankets from Compassion. The church has provided groceries and school supplies.

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

    Compassion Colombia will keep us updated as more information becomes available.

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  • Earthquake: The Philippines

    Earthquake: The Philippines 14 Feb, 2017

    A 6.7 magnitude earthquake occurred on Friday 12 February in Surigao, The Philippines. At least eight people were killed, 200 injured and the provincial airport and 1,000 homes were damaged.

    The earthquake also damaged 6 schools, bridges, and shopping malls. It caused tap water pipes to break which limited water supply in Surigao City and three outlying towns, which are located 700 kilometers southeast of Manila.

    There are two child development centres (PH-0650 and PH-0651) located in Surigao del Sur, which is 208 kilometers from the epicenter of the earthquake. The centres were not affected.

    All children are reported as safe.

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

    Compassion Philippines will keep us updated as more information becomes available.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Fire: Honduras

    Fire: Honduras 08 Feb, 2017

    On Saturday 4 February a fire (caused by a short circuit) consumed the classrooms at the HO-0300 child development centre. Fortunately, no children or staff were at the centre at the time of the fire. The centre has lost many materials and equipment and will be closed until 10 February as they work to clean up, make repairs and replace lost items.

    One child development centre was affected

    No children were directly affected or injured. But, they are not currently attending the program activities at the centre.

    The staff are assessing all the damage, cleaning up the ashes, and replacing lost items.

    Please pray for the centre staff as they clean up and prepare it so the children can attend again soon.

    Compassion Honduras will keep us updated as more information becomes available.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Fire: East Indonesia

    Fire: East Indonesia 04 Feb, 2017

    The local congregation, community and local government have played a major role in supporting the families affected by the fire in East Kalimantan, on 2 December. Recovery efforts are continuing throughout the community.

    One child development centre was affected

    56 children and their families were affected

    Families are rebuilding their homes, the church is rebuilding the child development centre office and classrooms, and the process of replacing lost belongings is continuing. The centre has resumed program activities.

    Please pray for the children and their families, as well as the centre staff, as they work to bring their lives back to normal.

    Compassion East Indonesia will keep us updated as more information becomes available.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flood: East Indonesia

    Flood: East Indonesia 04 Feb, 2017

    Heavy rain fell on 31 December, 2016 and caused flooding in the area of Selili, Samarinda, East Kalimantan. Homes near ID-532 were flooded.

    One child development centre was affected because 56 children were affected. The centre’s program activities are running normally.

    56 children were affected because their homes were flooded and they lost belongings.

    The families have already finished repairing their homes.

    Please pray for the children and their families as they recover from damages caused by flooding.

    Compassion East Indonesia will keep us updated as more information becomes available.

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