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.

  • Bonje Church and Village Demolished, Mombasa, Kenya (Crisis Update)

    Bonje Church and Village Demolished, Mombasa, Kenya (Crisis Update) 09 Jun, 2021

    The situation

    Thousands of people were left homeless after their houses were demolished by bull dozers in the middle of the night on the 6th of May. Over 200 homes, church buildings and schools were demolished. The demolition was a result of a land dispute and residents were only informed shortly before the demolition began. The nearby church partners are working with the local government and other aid organisations to provide support to affected families. One local church partner unfortunately had all of their buildings destroyed.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 55

    New information

    Sadly, more buildings have been demolished since the initial incident in May. All affected children and their families have relocated to live with friends or relatives. The affected church partner is conducting their activities at a neighbouring church in the area, while they make plans for rebuilding their own facilities.

    Prayer

    Please continue praying for the affected staff, families and children, and for a peaceful resolution to the situation.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Tropical Storm Crising, Philippines (Final Crisis Report)

    Tropical Storm Crising, Philippines (Final Crisis Report) 05 Jun, 2021

    The situation

    A tropical storm in Mindanao on 15th May caused heavy rain, flooding and landslides. The affected communities are in low elevations along the Sibugay River, which is in the Zamboanga Sibugay Province. Approximately 1,500 families were evacuated from the submerged communities due to waist-deep water, damaged homes and power interruptions. In partnership with the local government, the church partners distributed food and other relief items to affected families.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 5 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 242

    New information

    The evacuated families have now returned to their homes. Damaged homes and buildings are being repaired and affected families have been provided with the relief items and support they need.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers for the staff, churches and families who were affected by the flooding and landslides.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Chilaw, Sri Lanka (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Chilaw, Sri Lanka (Crisis Update) 02 Jun, 2021

    The situation

    Heavy rains, strong winds and flooding have occurred throughout Sri Lanka since mid-May, particularly in the Western and North-Western provinces. Many homes were flooded and household items damaged as a result. Local staff have been assessing the impact to families in their communities and seeking to provide appropriate support based upon need.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 2 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 457

    New information

    Torrential rain and wind continued throughout May. Relief efforts have been made more difficult by COVID-19 restrictions and curfews. Local partners have worked hard to distribute food, water and other basic items to affected families wherever possible.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the protection and provision of affected children, families and local partners.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Civil Strike in Colombia (Crisis Update)

    Civil Strike in Colombia (Crisis Update) 01 Jun, 2021

    The situation

    Colombia has been experiencing social unrest since April, when tax reforms were announced and violent protests ensued. Food shortages caused by looting and road blockages have impacted local partners, children and families in the affected areas.

    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 Office has been providing training on safety to the local churches. Families and children have been encouraged not to travel, if possible, to avoid the violence. Staff are keeping in contact with families via phone and social media and finding ways to safely deliver relief items. Local staff have also set aside specific prayer time on Tuesdays to pray for the situation.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the safety of children, families, church partners, staff and the communities throughout Colombia. Pray for a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Rainstorm in Portor Community, Ghana (Final Crisis Update)

    Rainstorm in Portor Community, Ghana (Final Crisis Update) 01 Jun, 2021

    The situation

    Heavy rainstorms on 24th April caused flooding and extensive damage to homes in the community of Portor, which is in the Kintampo North District of the Bono East region. The affected families temporarily relocated the homes of friends or relatives. Our local church partners visited the families and their homes to assess the impacts of the flooding on their lives and livelihoods. Relief items are being provided, based upon need.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Relief items such as mattresses, food, clothing, school supplies, bedding and toiletries are being provided to affected families. Local staff have ensured all affected families have a suitable place to live.

    Prayer

    Thank you for praying for the affected children, families and church partners in Ghana.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Chilaw, Sri Lanka

    Flooding in Chilaw, Sri Lanka 31 May, 2021

    The situation

    Heavy rains, strong winds and flooding have occurred throughout Sri Lanka since mid-May, particularly in the Western and North-Western provinces. Many homes were flooded and household items damaged as a result.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Local staff are assessing the impact of the flooding to children and families. Our local partners are navigating COVID-19 curfews and restrictions as they seek to provide support to those affected. Staff are encouraging families to relocate temporarily to safer areas where possible, so they can prepare meals, have a dry place to sleep and safe shelter.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

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

    Unrest and Violence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Crisis Update) 29 May, 2021

    The situation

    During the last week of March there were violent confrontations between armed groups in the neighborhoods of Bel-Air and Galette Greffin, causing fires that damaged many homes. Many families in the affected areas temporarily relocated to stay with friends or relatives to flee the violence. Local staff provided assistance through the provision of relief items, as needed, as well as offering post-trauma counselling and spiritual support.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 2 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 167

    New information

    The situation remains challenging. The local church partners are still running centre activities, however many of the children are unable to attend as they have relocated to escape the community instability and violence. Our staff are keeping in contact with these families and offering support via phone and internet wherever possible. Should the children be unable to return to their homes safely, staff are assessing the possibility of transferring them to other nearby centres instead.

    Prayer

    Please continue praying for the safety and protection of children, families and church partners living near the violence. Please pray for a peaceful end to the unrest.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Civil Strike in Colombia (Crisis Update)

    Civil Strike in Colombia (Crisis Update) 29 May, 2021

    The situation

    Colombia has been experiencing social unrest since April, when tax reforms were announced. Some of the largest trade unions called for a national strike in response to the tax measures. The subsequent protests have resulted in violence and unrest, as well as impacts to public transport, food and fuel availability.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Protests continue in Colombia, particularly in Cali and Buenaventura. Cali continues to be the epicentre of the social unrest. Food shortages are still a problem even though some roadblocks were removed. Local staff have arranged prayer times with their local churches, children, families and the community each Tuesday. The National Office is providing training on safety to the local churches.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the safety of children, families, church partners, staff and the communities throughout Colombia.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Heavy Rains in Cúcuta and Pacific Coast, Colombia

    Heavy Rains in Cúcuta and Pacific Coast, Colombia 21 May, 2021

    The situation

    Heavy rains and flooding in Colombia have affected cities such as Cúcuta and Buenaventura. Local church partners supported families through visits and phone calls to assess the impact of the flooding.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 65

    New information

    Local staff are providing relief items and support to affected families.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the affected children and families as they continue in their recovery efforts.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Sabu, East Nusa, Tenggara, Indonesia (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Sabu, East Nusa, Tenggara, Indonesia (Crisis Update) 19 May, 2021

    The situation

    The impact of the Seroja Cyclone on 4 April caused major damage in the Timor Islands due to heavy rain, strong winds and flooding.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 64 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 4323

    New information

    Local staff continue to assess the impact to children and families. Relief support is being provided to the affected church partners, children and their families, such as the provision of food, soap, medicine, clothes, blankets and home repair materials. Some children have now been able to return to their homes.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the recovery efforts in the East Nusa Tenggara area.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Storm and Fire at TG0233, Togo (Final Crisis Update)

    Storm and Fire at TG0233, Togo (Final Crisis Update) 18 May, 2021

    The situation

    In Togo, the community of Djakpata-lomnava, which is located near Notsè, Haho, was impacted by a storm, heavy rain and a subsequent fire, all of which caused significant damage. The community are now well on the way to recovery after this fire.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    The roofs have been repaired and the solar panel operation is being restored.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers for the local church partner and community.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Nagarote Tornado in Nicaragua (Final Crisis Report)

    Nagarote Tornado in Nicaragua (Final Crisis Report) 18 May, 2021

    The situation

    Heavy rain and a tornado impacted the municipality of Nagarote in April, with the neighborhoods of San Jeronimo Lopez 111, San Martin and El Porvenir most affected. Many homes were damaged as a result. Local staff have distributed relief supplies such as food, mats, household items and repair materials.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 16

    New information

    The children and their families are all doing well. Homes have been repaired, food distributed and school supplies replenished. Five of the families should have their home repairs finished by the end of this week.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Thunderstorm at TG0933, Togo (Final Crisis Report)

    Thunderstorm at TG0933, Togo (Final Crisis Report) 18 May, 2021

    The situation

    A rainstorm with strong winds in the community of Notsé in Haho prefecture caused a lot of damage to buildings. The office, classrooms, kitchen, solar panels and fence of the church partner were damaged. Fortunately, no one was at the building at the time of the storm, so there were no injuries.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    The program classes are being held in makeshift tents until the classrooms are restored.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers for the church partner and their recovery efforts.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Rivers Overflowed in Recife & Paraiba, Brazil

    Rivers Overflowed in Recife & Paraiba, Brazil 16 May, 2021

    The situation

    Due to heavy rain, the rivers Rio Tejipió and Rio Jaguaribe overflowed and caused flooding in the towns of Recife and Joaão Pessoa. Many families have lost their homes and are temporarily staying in local shelters and churches.

    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 are being supported by the local government and the churches with food, hygiene items and medical care as needed.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Tropical Storm Crising, Philippines

    Tropical Storm Crising, Philippines 15 May, 2021

    The situation

    A tropical storm in Mindanao has caused heavy rain, flooding and landslides. The affected communities are in low elevations along the Sibugay River, which is in the Zamboanga Sibugay Province. Approximately 1,500 families were evacuated from the submerged communities due to waist-deep water, damaged homes and power interruptions.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 5 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 208

    New information

    Affected families are in evacuation centres provided by the local government. The local church partners are distributing food and other relief items, as well as assessing the impact to families and understanding how they require support.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Civil Strike in Colombia (Crisis Update)

    Civil Strike in Colombia (Crisis Update) 11 May, 2021

    The situation

    Colombia has been experiencing social unrest since April, when tax reforms were announced. Some of the largest trade unions called for a national strike in response to the tax measures. The subsequent protests have resulted in violence and unrest, as well as impacts to public transport, food and fuel availability.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Protests are continuing throughout Colombia in major cities and on highways. Fortunately, food trucks and healthcare vehicles are being allowed through. Local staff continue to maintain close contact with affected children and families to provide appropriate support and guidance. Compassion's National Office in Colombia has hosted prayer meetings with local churches to pray for peace.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the protection and provision of affected children, staff and their families, as well as for peace within the wider community in the main city centres in Colombia.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Rainstorm in Breman Anhwiam and Nyamebekyere Communities, Ghana (Crisis Update)

    Rainstorm in Breman Anhwiam and Nyamebekyere Communities, Ghana (Crisis Update) 07 May, 2021

    The situation

    A rainstorm and subsequent flooding caused damage to many homes in the Central region of Ghana in the adjoining communities of Breman Anhwiam and Nyamebekyere. Damaged homes have had their roofs blown away, household items destroyed and rendered some affected families temporarily homeless.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    The affected families are stable and well, and some are temporarily living with friends or relatives. The local staff are supporting affected children and families with relief items, based on their needs. They are also assisting in next steps for accommodation for displaced families.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the families who have been displaced by the storms and flooding.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Locust Invasion in Northern Ethiopia (Final Crisis Report)

    Locust Invasion in Northern Ethiopia (Final Crisis Report) 07 May, 2021

    The situation

    Swarms of locusts invaded Northern Ethiopia after an unusually long and wet rainy season, causing extensive and devastating crop damage. Fortunately, the locusts are no longer a threat in Northern Ethiopia.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 149

    New information

    Local church staff supported affected families in their communities as needed.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers for the affected families as they recovered from the damages caused by the locusts.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Bonje Church and Village Demolished, Mombasa, Kenya

    Bonje Church and Village Demolished, Mombasa, Kenya 06 May, 2021

    The situation

    Thousands of people were left homeless after their houses were demolished by bull dozers in the middle of the night on the 6th of May. Over 200 homes, church buildings and schools were demolished. The demolition is a result of a land dispute and residents were only informed shortly before the demolition began.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 43

    New information

    The nearby church partners are working with the local government and other aid organisations to provide support to affected families, such as food, basic household items, temporary shelter, spiritual support and counselling. One local church partner unfortunately had all of their buildings destroyed.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the protection and provision of affected children, families and church partners. The whole community needs prayer for peace and hope.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Continued Heavy Rains in Colombia (Crisis Update)

    Continued Heavy Rains in Colombia (Crisis Update) 05 May, 2021

    The situation

    Recent heavy rains attributed to La Niña have caused flooding and landslides in several areas of Colombia, including the towns of Urabá, Antioquia, Barranquilla, Bolivar, Sucre, & Buenaventura. These areas are still on alert for rain, flooding and landslides. Many homes have been damaged ue to the rain and flooding.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 143

    New information The biggest need of impacted families is for food and materials to repair their homes. Local church partners are supporting families with their basic needs, as well as working with the Colombian government to secure additional aid.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the affected children and families as they continue in their recovery efforts.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Earthquake in East Java, Indonesia (Final Crisis Update)

    Earthquake in East Java, Indonesia (Final Crisis Update) 01 May, 2021

    The situation

    On Saturday, 10th April an earthquake of 6.1 on the Richter scale impacted Tambakrejo-Tamban Kabupaten Malang, Easy Java. Many homes and toilets were damaged. Some affected families are still living temporarily with friends or relatives while their homes are repaired.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 63

    New information

    The children and families affected by the earthquake are safe and well, and are receiving the support they need at this time.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Rainstorm in Portor Community, Ghana (Crisis Update)

    Rainstorm in Portor Community, Ghana (Crisis Update) 01 May, 2021

    The situation

    Heavy rainstorms caused flooding and extensive damage to homes in the community of Portor, which is in the Kintampo North District of the Bono East region. The local staff have been providing relief support to children and families affected by the flooding.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 13

    New information

    The local staff have been conducting home visits and have confirmed that all affected children and families are safe and well at this time. Almost all of the affected families will require financial assistance in making necessary repairs to their homes. The local partners in Ghana are working to arrange this support.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Unrest and Violence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

    Unrest and Violence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti 29 Apr, 2021

    The situation

    During the last week of March there were violent confrontations between armed groups in the neighborhoods of Bel-Air and Galette Greffin, causing fires that damaged many homes. Most families in these areas have temporarily relocated to flee the violence and are staying with friends or relatives for the time being.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 2 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 167

    New information

    Local staff are working to provide affected children and their families with basic supplies such as food, water and medicine. The centre activities have resumed, though many children are unable to attend due to their families having temporarily relocated. Local staff are doing everything they can to stay in touch with these children and families, and are offering post-trauma counselling to those who need it.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety and protection of children, families and church partners living near the violence. Please pray for a peaceful end to the unrest.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Strong Winds in Deli Serdang, Indonesia (Final Crisis Update)

    Strong Winds in Deli Serdang, Indonesia (Final Crisis Update) 29 Apr, 2021

    The situation

    Strong winds on 14th April in Deli Serdang, Medan, North Sumatera have caused damage to some of the buildings at one of our Indonesian church partners - IO0103. The winds have now ceased.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    The computer laboratory, indoor games room and office at IO0103 have been damaged. Local staff have received the necessary funding to make repairs to affected buildings.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers for the church partner and their efforts to repair their building.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Civil Strike in Colombia

    Civil Strike in Colombia 28 Apr, 2021

    The situation

    Colombia has been experiencing social unrest since April, when tax reforms were announced. Some of the largest trade unions called for a national strike in response to the tax measures. The subsequent protests have resulted in violence, unrest and food shortages, as well as impacts to public transport availability.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Local staff are assisting affected children and families, in particular in regard to food shortages.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the protection and provision of affected children, staff and their families, as well as for peace within the wider community in the main city centres in Colombia.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Piura, Peru (Final Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Piura, Peru (Final Crisis Update) 28 Apr, 2021

    The situation

    Recent heavy rains caused flooding and extensive damage to homes, schools, health facilities, crops and roads. The government-declared state of emergency is still in effect. Fortunately, the rain has diminished in the areas where affected children live.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 325

    New information

    Local church partners continue to distribute disaster relief supplies to the affected families in their community, such as food, water, mattresses, repair materials and mosquito nets.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Heavy Rains in Colombia (Crisis Update)

    Heavy Rains in Colombia (Crisis Update) 28 Apr, 2021

    The situation

    Recent heavy rains attributed to La Niña have caused flooding and landslides in several areas of Colombia. Many homes were damaged. The local government is assisting affected families.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 104

    New information The local church partners provided practical, emotional and spritiual support to affected children and their families. Items such as food packs, mattresses and roof repair materials continue to be distributed as needed.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the affected children and families as they continue in their recovery efforts.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Earthquake in East Java, Indonesia (Crisis Update)

    Earthquake in East Java, Indonesia (Crisis Update) 28 Apr, 2021

    The situation

    On Saturday, 10th April an earthquake of 6.1 on the Richter scale impacted Tambakrejo-Tamban Kabupaten Malang, Easy Java. There was another earthquake as a result on 11 April. Many homes and toilets were damaged.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 63

    New information

    Some affected families are living in neighbour’s homes or in tents, due to significant damage to their own homes. Local staff are assisting with repair and recovery efforts and are providing affected families with food and household items.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Rainstorm in Portor Community, Ghana

    Rainstorm in Portor Community, Ghana 24 Apr, 2021

    The situation

    Heavy rainstorms caused flooding and extensive damage to homes in the community of Portor, which is in the Kintampo North District of the Bono East region.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 13

    New information

    Local staff are working to provide affected children and their families with basic supplies and relief items. Some of the affected families are temporarily living with relatives or neighbours.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Rainstorm in Breman Anhwiam and Nyamebekyere Communities, Ghana

    Rainstorm in Breman Anhwiam and Nyamebekyere Communities, Ghana 24 Apr, 2021

    The situation

    A rainstorm and subsequent flooding has caused damage to many homes in the Central region of Ghana in the adjoining communities of Breman Anhwiam and Nyamebekyere. Damaged homes have had their roofs blown away, household items destroyed and rendered some affected families temporarily homeless.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    The affected families are temporarily living with friends or relatives. The local staff are assessing the impact of the flooding and supporting affected children and families with relief items, based on their needs.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Nagarote Tornado in Nicaragua

    Nagarote Tornado in Nicaragua 19 Apr, 2021

    The situation

    Heavy rain and a tornado impacted the municipality of Nagarote, with the neighborhoods of San Jeronimo Lopez 111, San Martin and El Porvenir most affected. Many homes have been damaged as a result.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 16

    New information

    Local staff have distributed relief supplies such as food, mats, household items and repair materials.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the affected children, families and church partners as they assess the damage and begin recovery efforts.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Strong Winds and Rainstorm in Seve-Kopta, Togo

    Strong Winds and Rainstorm in Seve-Kopta, Togo 17 Apr, 2021

    The situation

    The community of Seve-Kopta in Togo, as well as several other nearby villages, were affected by strong winds and rainstorms which damaged or destroyed many homes.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: not yet confirmed. Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 11

    New information

    Local staff are checking in on children and families in the affected communities to assess and monitor their wellbeing. Appropriate relief support and counselling is being provided, based upon need. Some of the impacted families are temporarily living with relatives or neighbours.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the provision of affected children and families as they recover from damages and losses.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Unrest in Northern Ethiopia

    Unrest in Northern Ethiopia 16 Apr, 2021

    The situation

    Several towns in the Northern regions of Ethiopia are grappling with instability caused by social unrest in the area. Some residents have been displaced from their homes temporarily as a result. The government is taking measures to settle the issue and stabilise the situation.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Local staff are checking in on children and families in the affected communities to assess and monitor their wellbeing. Appropriate relief support is being provided, based upon need.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety of children, families and local partners in the impacted region.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Piura, Peru (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Piura, Peru (Crisis Update) 14 Apr, 2021

    The situation

    Recent heavy rains caused flooding and extensive damage to homes, schools, health facilities, crops and roads. The government-declared state of emergency is still in effect. Fortunately, the rain has decreased in some districts.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 322

    New information

    Local church partners are distributing disaster relief supplies to the affected families in their community.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for affected children and families, as well as strength and safety for those supporting them.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Strong Winds in Deli Serdang, Indonesia

    Strong Winds in Deli Serdang, Indonesia 14 Apr, 2021

    The situation

    Strong winds on 14th April in Deli Serdang, Medan, North Sumatera have caused damage to some of the buildings at one of our Indonesian church partners - IO0103.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    The computer laboratory, indoor games room and office at IO0103 have been damaged. Local staff are clearing the debris, making repairs to the electricity and relocating equipment to other locations, as required.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the church partner as they repair the damaged rooms and ensure they are safe to use again.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Torrential Rain in Recife, Brazil

    Torrential Rain in Recife, Brazil 13 Apr, 2021

    The situation

    Torrential rain is causing flooding in the Coqueiral community in the city of Recife, which affected many families.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 21

    New information

    The civil defense agency is guiding the community in its relief and recovery efforts. Local staff are still assessing the impact on children and families. They are sheltering some families and helping to clean homes, as well distributing relief goods like clothing, food, mattresses, cleaing supplies and household materials.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the affected families as they recover from damages and losses caused by the flooding.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Sabu, East Nusa, Tenggara, Indonesia (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Sabu, East Nusa, Tenggara, Indonesia (Crisis Update) 13 Apr, 2021

    The situation

    The impact of the Seroja Cyclone on 4 April caused major damage in the Timor Islands due to heavy rain, strong winds and flooding. After widespread power outages, electricity and internet connections are working again in some areas.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 62 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 258

    New information

    Relief support is being provided to the church partners, children and their families who have been impacted by the storms. Local staff are also working to offer trauma counselling to impacted children.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for all those impacted by the storm, as well as those providing relief response. Please also continue to pray for the churches as they minister to spiritual, emotional and physical needs of those affected.

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  • Tropical Storm in Amlamé, Togo

    Tropical Storm in Amlamé, Togo 11 Apr, 2021

    The situation

    A recent storm brought heavy rainfall to the town of Amlamé in Togo, which has caused significant damage to homes, household items and food stocks.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: not yet confirmed. Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 14

    New information

    Local staff are assessing the damage and making plans to assist repair and recovery efforts. The local church partners are also providing school supplies, food, clothes and mattresses to affected children and families.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Sabu, East Nusa, Tenggara, Indonesia (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Sabu, East Nusa, Tenggara, Indonesia (Crisis Update) 10 Apr, 2021

    The situation

    The impact of the Seroja Cyclone on 4 April caused major damage in the Timor Islands. The storm caused heavy rain, strong winds and flooding. The damage across the islands has been more extensive than intiailly indicated. Many homes were damaged due to falling trees and strong winds during the storm. A nearby lake overflowed which caused flooding. In some areas the internet connection is down and there are power outages. The flooding also affected other areas in Sumba Timor (East) and West Timor.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 46 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 131

    New information

    Relief support is being provided to the church partners, children and their families who have been impacted by the storms. One local partner has opened their kitchen to prepare meals for affected families in their community. Local staff are also working to offer trauma counselling to impacted children.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for all those impacted by the storm, as well as those providing relief response. Please also continue to pray for the churches as they minister to spiritual, emotional and physical needs of those affected.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Earthquake in East Java, Indonesia

    Earthquake in East Java, Indonesia 10 Apr, 2021

    The situation

    On Saturday, 10 April an earthquake of 6.1 on the Richter scale impacted Tambakrejo-Tamban Kabupaten Malang, Easy Java. There was another earthquake as a result on 11 April. Many homes and toilets were damaged.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Church partners have been visiting local families to assess damages and evaluate what support is required. Some families in the area were required to move temporarily. Some affected caregivers have stopped working so that they can repair their homes. Currently, there is need for repairs to damaged homes and toilets caused by collapsed walls, and the provision of basic needs such as rice, oil and cooking ware.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Sabu, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Sabu, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia (Crisis Update) 07 Apr, 2021

    The situation

    On 4 April, Timor Island (around Kupang, East Sumba) was impacted by strong winds and flash flooding of up to 2 metres. The winds caused trees to fall and power outages.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 16 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 12

    New information

    The local church staff are checking on the children to determine impact to their homes and families from the recent strong winds and flooding. Some families have temporarily moved to another area to live with friends and relatives.

    Prayer

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

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  • Flooding in Piura, Peru (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Piura, Peru (Crisis Update) 04 Apr, 2021

    The situation

    Recent heavy rains caused flooding and extensive damage to homes, schools, health facilities, crops and roads. The government-declared state of emergency is still in effect in the northern and eastern areas, specifically the provinces of Piura and San Martin. The communities currently have restricted access to food, clean water and sufficient sewage processing due to a mudslide.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 122

    New information

    Local church partners are still assessing the impact on Compassion-assisted children and families in their communities. Food, water, mattresses and repair materials have been provided to those in need of these items.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the affected families to have good health, protection from further damage and provision as they recover.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Sabu, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

    Flooding in Sabu, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia 03 Apr, 2021

    The situation

    There has been heavy rain in the area since March and in early April Sabu Nusa Tenggara experienced flooding of up to 2 metres, which impacted many homes.

    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 church staff are checking on the children to determine impact to their homes and families. Some families have temporarily moved to another area.

    Prayer

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

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  • Storm and Fire at TG0233, Togo (Crisis Update)

    Storm and Fire at TG0233, Togo (Crisis Update) 31 Mar, 2021

    The situation

    In Togo, the community of Djakpata-lomnava, which is located near Notsè, Haho, was impacted by a storm, heavy rain and a subsequent fire, all of which have caused significant damage. The community are recovering from the effects of the storm and fire.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    The church partner will be repairing the damaged solar panel so that the well (which is powered by the solar panel) will soon be functional again. A family whose workshop was damaged will receive sheet metal and other supplies to repair the roof. The local church partner is also supplying affected families with food and coverings for their shelters.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Gang Violence in Buenaventura, Colombia (Final Crisis Update)

    Gang Violence in Buenaventura, Colombia (Final Crisis Update) 31 Mar, 2021

    The situation

    Since January 2021, two gangs have been fighting for territory in Buenaventura, forcing many families to leave their homes due to the violent gang activity. There is an increasing police presence in the city. Unfortunately, illegal armed groups continue to recruit teenagers and youth.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 2 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 262

    New information

    Affected children and families are being supported practically through the local church, who are also providing counseling to the local community during this difficult time.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for peace in the area, as well as comfort and support of traumatised people in the community.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Fire in Wonji-Shewa Town, Ethiopia

    Fire in Wonji-Shewa Town, Ethiopia 22 Mar, 2021

    The situation

    In the region of Oromiya, the town of Wonji, the village of Kebele experienced an electrical fire in a densely populated area. The fire destroyed some homes and property of local families.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Initial reports from our local staff indicate that affected children and families have lost their homes and household items in the fire, as well as some livestock, stored food and sources of livelihoods. The local church partners are providing support to these families, as needed.

    Prayer

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

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