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 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?

  • 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?

  • 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 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?

  • 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 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 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?

  • 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 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?

  • 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?

  • 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 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?

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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?

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

    Violence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Crisis Update) 28 Oct, 2020

    The situation

    In the past couple of weeks, the confrontations between armed groups have continued. Many more families have left the community to find safer places to live.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 154

    New information

    Many Compassion assisted children and their families have either moved to other communities within Port-au-Prince or to the countryside. The affected families have received food, medicine and post-trauma counselling.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the protection and wisdom of church partners, children and families in the affected areas of Port-au-Prince.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Zenu Community, Greater Accra, Ghana

    Flooding in Zenu Community, Greater Accra, Ghana 28 Oct, 2020

    The situation

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

    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 partner GH0190 is assessing the impact to children. The affected families are temporarily living with friends and relatives and will receive relief support, as needed.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Tropical Storm Zeta in Nicaragua

    Tropical Storm Zeta in Nicaragua 26 Oct, 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. The Red Cross and local disaster agency provided evacuation and emergency assistance. The mayor’s office and local health post is providing food and healthcare to the evacuated families temporarily living in the San Rafael shelter.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    The affected families are receiving food and spiritual and emotional support from the local church partners, as well as what the community agencies provided.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  •  Typhoon Molave (Quinta) in the Philippines

    Typhoon Molave (Quinta) in the Philippines 24 Oct, 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: 11 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 174

    New information

    Many Compassion assisted children's homes were damaged or destroyed. Staff from local church partners are assessing impact. The affected families will be assisted with Disaster Relief funds.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Fire in Winangun, Manado, East Indonesia (Final Crisis Update)

    Fire in Winangun, Manado, East Indonesia (Final Crisis Update) 23 Oct, 2020

    The situation

    A fire destroyed many homes in Winangun, Manado.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 6

    New information

    The affected families have been supported by the the local church using Disaster Relief funds and most are still living in tents until their homes are rebuilt.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Fire in Winangun, Manado, East Indonesia (Crisis Update)

    Fire in Winangun, Manado, East Indonesia (Crisis Update) 20 Oct, 2020

    The situation

    A fire destroyed many homes in Winangun, Manado. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: to be confirmed

    New information

    Most of the affected children are back on the land where their homes were living in tents provided by the National Disaster Management Authority. One child's family is still living with their relatives. The local church has provided food, clothing and cooking utensils.

    Prayer

    Please pray for provision and patience for the affected children and families as they wait for their homes to be rebuilt.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Fire in Agdao, Davao City, Philippines (Final Crisis Update)

    Fire in Agdao, Davao City, Philippines (Final Crisis Update) 17 Oct, 2020

    The situation

    A fire had caused major damage and destroyed homes in the community of Leon Garcia in Agdao.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    The families are rebuilding their homes with the support of the local government and community leaders.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Social Unrest in Colombia (Final Crisis Update)

    Social Unrest in Colombia (Final Crisis Update) 15 Oct, 2020

    The situation

    There are no more protests taking place and it is now calm in the major cities.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Fortunately, no children, families, staff or church partners have been directly affected.

    Prayer

    Please pray for peace in Colombia.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

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

    Heavy Rains and Flooding in Burkina Faso (Crisis Update) 14 Oct, 2020

    The situation

    The government declared a State of Natural Disaster.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 1 (more to be confirmed) Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 125 (more to be confirmed)

    New information

    It is estimated that over 1500 children are impacted by the flooding that has destroyed homes and farms. And, 38 local church partners have reported damages. Affected families have received psychological support, as well as temporary shelters, household items, clothes, water and more.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for protection and provision of the affected children, families, local church partners and staff in Burkina Faso.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Locust Invasion in Northern Ethiopia

    Locust Invasion in Northern Ethiopia 14 Oct, 2020

    The situation

    A major locust infestation began in October and affected several towns—Bati, Kobo, Woldiya, Sefi-Beret, Abay-Atir, Shoa-Rabit and Maychew. The locusts destroyed sorghum and teff crops and commercial plants, which affects the majority of people in the communities as they are all reliant on farming. The chemicals used to stop the infestation was not effective and now there is an extreme food shortage and fear that the infestation will spread to neighbouring 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 COVID-19 situation and locust infestation has made it doubly difficult for families in the area. The local church partners are assessing impact.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the provision for children and families affected by destroyed farms and the food shortages.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

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

    Heavy Rains & Strong Winds, Caribbean and Andean Regions, Colombia (Crisis Update) 13 Oct, 2020

    The situation

    The strong winds and rains continue in Colombia.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 451

    New information

    The local church partners continue to support the affected families with immediate needs using Disaster Relief funding.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the safety and provision of affected children and families.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Baranguay Lorega San Miguel, Cebu City, Philippines

    Flooding in Baranguay Lorega San Miguel, Cebu City, Philippines 13 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: to be confirmed Number of Compassion assisted children affected: to be confirmed

    New information

    The local church partners are supporting the affected families with food, household items and bedding as needed, and if not already provided by the local government.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

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

    Violence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Crisis Update) 10 Oct, 2020

    The situation

    Confrontations continue between the two armed groups in the Bel Air neighbourhood. Fortunately, no deaths attributed to the violence have been reported in the last two weeks. But, many families continue to flee the neighbourhood in search of safer places to live.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 147

    New information

    The local church partners continue to minister to affected children and families. Those affected have received medicine kits, food, post-trauma counselling and more. The national office continues to monitor the situation and stays in regular communication with the local church partners.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the protection and wisdom of church partners, children and families in the affected areas of Port-au-Prince.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Fire in Winangun, Manado, East Indonesia

    Fire in Winangun, Manado, East Indonesia 09 Oct, 2020

    The situation

    A fire destroyed many homes in Winangun, Manado. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: to be confirmed

    New information

    Six homes of Compassion assisted children were destroyed. The affected families are living with neighbours. The local church partner has provided clothing and food. The assessment of impact, as well as the clearing of fire debris and land is still underway.

    Prayer

    Please pray for peace and provision for the affected children and their families.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Bahir-Dar Town, Ethiopia (Final Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Bahir-Dar Town, Ethiopia (Final Crisis Update) 08 Oct, 2020

    The situation

    The rains and flooding have stopped. Life is returning to normal in Bahir-Dar Town.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 10

    New information

    Disaster Relief funds were used to provide needed items to affected families including beds, mattresses and food. A proposal is being prepared to address home repair and construction.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers and support of the affected children, families, and church partner.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Wolenchiti Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Wolenchiti Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update) 08 Oct, 2020

    The situation

    Heavy rainfall caused flooding in the town of Wolenchiti in the Oromia Region. The flooding has damaged many homes and household items, as well as affected the livelihood of many families.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Local church partners have received Disaster Relief funding to purchase needed items for the affected families, such as food, beds, mattresses, and other household items. They continue to assess impact to determine what other support may be needed to further help the affected families.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the safety and provision of children, families and the church partners in Wolenchiti Town.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Hurricane Delta in Mexico

    Hurricane Delta in Mexico 07 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: not yet confirmed Number of Compassion assisted children affected: not yet confirmed

    New information

    The small community of Yokdzonot, in Mêridia, Yucatán was impacted. One local church reports that 14 Compassion assisted children's homes were damaged. They are using Disaster Relief funds to help the families repair their homes.

    Prayer

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

    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) 07 Oct, 2020

    The situation

    The weather has been calmer in the last few days, but more heavy rain and wind is forecast for later this week.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 84

    New information

    Local partners are supporting affected families.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for children, families, local partners and staff to be protected from the wind and rain, as well as COVID-19 in Sri Lanka.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  •  Flooding Caused by Underground Streams in Majengo–Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania

    Flooding Caused by Underground Streams in Majengo–Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania 02 Oct, 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

    The buildings of child development centre TZ0480 (offices and classrooms), as well as the playground were flooded and damaged. They are working with engineers to divert the water, improve the surrounding area (e.g. elevate it with rubble), and repair the damaged buildings and playground area.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety of the church partners and families in the area.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Gambela Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Gambela Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update) 29 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    Heavy rainfall caused the Baro River to overflow and flooded the town of Gambela in Western Ethiopia. The flooding damaged many homes and destroyed some people’s livelihoods such as crops.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 40

    New information

    More children are being identified as affected. The local church and national staff are continuing their assessment and supporting families, as needed.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Western Tanzania

    Flooding in Western Tanzania 28 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    The Western region of Tanzania has been 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 local church partners and national staff provided immediate assistance and will provide more assistance with Disaster Relief funding soon. Some affected families were in temporary shelters or living with relatives and neighbours.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Fire in Shiashie Community, Ghana (Final Crisis Update)

    Fire in Shiashie Community, Ghana (Final Crisis Update) 26 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    On Saturday, 15 August a fire gutted the slum settlement known as the 'kiosk estate' in the Shiashie community of the Greater Accra Region.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 8

    New information

    The local church partner supported the affected families by helping them find new places to live.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  •  Flooding in Wolenchiti Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Wolenchiti Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update) 25 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    Heavy rainfall caused flooding in the town of Wolenchiti in the Oromia Region. The flooding has damaged many homes and household items, as well as affected the livelihood of many families.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    The national staff are preparing a Disaster Relief project to support the affected families.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray that the affected children and families will receive the support they need to recover from damages and losses.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Jigjiga Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Jigjiga Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update) 25 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    Torrential rainfall caused flooding in the southeastern town of Jigjiga. The flooding damaged homes, destroyed household items, and ruined food supplies.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 37

    New information

    Local church partners and staff members are continuing to monitor the situation and assess impact. The national staff is planning to submit a project proposal for Disaster Relief.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Metehara Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Metehara Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update) 25 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    Heavy rainfall had caused the river to overflow and flooded the whole town.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 4 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 751

    New information

    Local church partners and staff are continuing to monitor the situation and assess impact. The national staff plan to submit an project proposal for additional Disaster Relief.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  •  Social Unrest in Colombia (Crisis Update)

    Social Unrest in Colombia (Crisis Update) 25 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    Workers and students continue to protest against social/economic policies and police brutality, with protesters and marches mainly in Bogota. Other cities are mostly calm now. It is recommended to stay home after 5pm.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Fortunately, no children, families, staff or church partners have been directly affected.

    Prayer

    Please pray for peace in Colombia.

    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) 24 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    The weather still is unpredictable with rain at different times of the day. The monsoon season begins soon.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 84

    New information

    Local partners are supporting affected families.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the safety and provision of children, families, and local partners in the midst of weather and COVID-19 challenges.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

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

    Heavy Rains and Flooding in Burkina Faso (Crisis Update) 23 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    Statistics released indicate a very significant impact of the rain and flooding with over 71,000 peopled affected throughout 13 regions in Burkina Faso since April. They are expecting continued impact through October and anticipate the number of affected people to increase to over 100,000.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    The impact assessment is still in progress.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety of children, families, local church partners and staff in Burkina Faso.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

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

    Violence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Crisis Update) 23 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    The incidents have become more frequent and more violent.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 146

    New information

    One caregiver was injured as she tried to escape. She received medical care and is recovering. Many of the affected families have relocated to other neighborhoods. The local church partners and national staff are monitoring the situation closely. Some families have received assistance with trauma counselling, food and hygiene kits, as well as household items such as bed covers, mattresses and more.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the safety of the children, families, church partners and staff in Port-au-Prince.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Melawi City, Nanga Pinoh District, East Indonesia (Final Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Melawi City, Nanga Pinoh District, East Indonesia (Final Crisis Update) 23 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    There is no more flooding in Melawi and life is back to normal.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    All affected families are back in their homes and healthy. The local church supported them with food and medicine.

    Prayer

    Thank you for praying for the affected children, families and church partner staff.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Paknaan, Mandaue City, Philippines (Final Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Paknaan, Mandaue City, Philippines (Final Crisis Update) 21 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    The situation has now normalised in Paknaan.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    All affected children and families have been supported by the local church.

    Prayer

    Thank you for your prayers for the children and families.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Social Unrest in Colombia (Crisis Update)

    Social Unrest in Colombia (Crisis Update) 17 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    The cities are mostly calm this week, with some candle vigils and less protests.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Fortunately, no children, families, staff or church partners have been directly affected. All are taking precautions to stay away from areas of protests.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

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

    Strong Winds and Heavy Rain in Sri Lanka (Crisis Update) 16 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    The weather conditions remain unpredictable with rain and winds across the country.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Affected children and families have been supported to meet basic needs.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the safety and provision of children and families living in the coastal areas.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Melawi City, Nanga Pinoh District, East Indonesia

    Flooding in Melawi City, Nanga Pinoh District, East Indonesia 13 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    Heavy rain started on 12 September and led to flooding by the next day. The water level of the Melawi River rose, and homes and roads were flooded. Access to the city is currently cut off due to the flooded roads. The local government and disaster agency set up a shelter and public kitchen.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Local church partner ID0636 is located in the flooded area. They are assessing impact and providing support, as needed including food, blankets, clothes and medicine. Some affected families are in their homes, while others are temporarily living with relatives.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

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

    Strong Winds and Heavy Rain in Sri Lanka (Crisis Update) 11 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    The weather is mostly the same with strong winds along the coast and heavy rains in some areas causing flooding. The fishing communities were advised to stay vigilant.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Affected children and families have been supported to meet basic needs.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the safety and provision of children and families living in the coastal areas.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

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

    Heavy Rains and Strong Winds in the Caribbean and Andean Regions, Colombia (Crisis Update) 11 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    The rainy season continues to bring heavy rain throughout Colombia.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 130

    New information

    The affected families are living in temporary shelters. The local church have supported the families with food and water, as well as emotional and spiritual counselling.

    Prayer

    Please continue to pray for the safety and provision of affected children and families.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding Caused by Overflow of Lake Baringo, Kenya (Crisis Update)

    Flooding Caused by Overflow of Lake Baringo, Kenya (Crisis Update) 10 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    The flooding has continued in Baringo.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 15

    New information

    Affected families have all permanently moved and are temporarily living with friends and family. They have lost their livelihood and household items. The local church partner is supporting them with food and warm clothes.

    Prayer

    Please pray for provision for the affected children and their families as they look for new homes.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding Along Thai-Myanmar Border, Thailand (Final Crisis Update)

    Flooding Along Thai-Myanmar Border, Thailand (Final Crisis Update) 09 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    During 21–23 August, a heavy rainstorm caused the water level in the Salween River to rise and overflow. The next day, flooding damaged or destroyed many homes along the river banks.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Affected families have returned to their homes. They were supported with Disaster Relief funds and home repairs should be completed soon.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Jigjiga Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Jigjiga Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update) 09 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    Torrential rainfall caused flooding in the southeastern town of Jigjiga. The flooding damaged homes, destroyed household items, and ruined food supplies.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 37

    New information

    The local church partners plan on purchasing food, beds, mattresses, and other livelihood items with Disaster Relief funds and distributing them to affected families.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Social Unrest in Colombia

    Social Unrest in Colombia 09 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    Social unrest was triggered by protesters clashing with police on 9 and 10 September.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Fortunately, no church partners, children or families have been impacted.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Metehara Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Metehara Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update) 09 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    More heavy rainfall caused the river to overflow again and flooded the whole town.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 4 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 757

    New information

    In addition to the affected children, 13 local church partner staff have also been impacted and are living in temporary evacuation locations. Homes and household items have been damaged, as well as farmland and livelihoods destroyed.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the affected children, families and church partner staff as they recover from damages and losses and have to live in temporary locations.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  •  Heavy Rains and Flooding in Burkina Faso

    Heavy Rains and Flooding in Burkina Faso 09 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    On 9 September a state of emergency was declared due to the heavy rains and flooding throughout Burkina Faso. There are extensive damages to homes, bridges, and roads. The heavy rains started in August and are expected to last through September.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    The national staff and local church partners are assessing impact to children and their families.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety of children, families, local church partners and staff in Burkina Faso.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Violence in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

    Violence in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 08 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    The community of Bel Air (one of the poorest in Port-Au-Prince) has been sieged with violence from armed groups attacking people, burglarising, and burning homes. Hundreds of people have fled the neighborhood to find safety elsewhere.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 42

    New information

    There are five local church partners (HA0355, HA0741, HA0751, HA0763 and HA0806) in the impacted neighborhood. They have been supporting affected families with food, medicine, counselling and more. Many of them have temporarily moved since their homes were damaged or destroyed and/or they are fearful of the violence.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety of the children, families, church partners and staff in Port-au-Prince.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Heavy Rains and Flooding in Honduras

    Heavy Rains and Flooding in Honduras 07 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    Heavy rain on 6 September, led to the overflowing of the Juticalpa River and the flooding of homes in the communities of Barrio Colona, Colonia Rivas Montes, Barrio La Hoya and Barrio Chacón.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 31

    New information

    The affected families are receiving materials to repair their homes, as well as food and beds.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Metehara Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Metehara Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update) 03 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    More heavy rainfall caused the river to overflow again and flooded the whole town.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 0 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 53

    New information

    A third local church partner (ET0416) has reported impact to children. Staff are assessing the impact and will be reporting specific impact details as they have them. The local church partners are helping the families find a safer area to settle in.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the affected families to find safer locations to live.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Fire in Agdao, Davao City, Philippines

    Fire in Agdao, Davao City, Philippines 02 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    A fire caused major damage and destroyed homes in the community of Leon Garcia in Agdao. In this impoverished community, many of the homes are made with light materials which make them more vulnerable to fires.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    The local church partner is assessing impact and supporting affected families with hot meals and relief items. The affected children and their families are living in a temporary evacuation centre. The local church partner will also help mobilise support from the local government and local organisations.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Tropical Storm Laura in the Dominican Republic (Final Crisis Update)

    Tropical Storm Laura in the Dominican Republic (Final Crisis Update) 02 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    The most impacted areas were the Eastern and Southern regions of the Dominican Republic.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 2 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 106

    New information

    The local church partners and national staff supported the affected families utilising Disaster Relief funds. The families are now doing well.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Bahir-Dar Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Bahir-Dar Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update) 01 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    Severe flooding occurred in the town of Bahir-Dar in the Amhara Region.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 1 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 10

    New information

    The local church partners are utilising Disaster Relief funds to support the affected families with food, beds, mattresses, and other livelihood items.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Tropical Storm Laura in Haiti (Crisi Update)

    Tropical Storm Laura in Haiti (Crisi Update) 01 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    The South East, Artibonite, and the Central plateau were most affected. It continues to rain in many areas.

    Global Compassion impact

    Number of local church partners affected: 17 Number of Compassion assisted children affected: 1130

    New information

    Sadly, one sibling and one caregiver of a Compassion assisted child passed away due to the storm. The local churches continue to assess and monitor the situation. Many children and their families have damaged homes (e.g. roofs), homes and farms flooded, and cattle missing. They are being supported as needs are determined.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the safety and provision for children, families and church partners in Haiti.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Wolenchiti Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update)

    Flooding in Wolenchiti Town, Ethiopia (Crisis Update) 01 Sep, 2020

    The situation

    Heavy rainfall caused flooding in the town of Wolenchiti in the Oromia Region. The flooding has damaged many homes and household items, as well as affected the livelihood of many families.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    The local church partners are utilising Disaster Relief funds to support the affected families with food, beds, mattresses, and other livelihood items.

    Prayer

    Please pray for the affected children and families to be well supported by the churches.

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Gambela Town, Ethiopia

    Flooding in Gambela Town, Ethiopia 30 Aug, 2020

    The situation

    Heavy rainfall caused the Baro River to overflow and flooded the town of Gambela in Western Ethiopia. The flooding damaged many homes and destroyed some people’s livelihoods such as crops.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Local church partners are assessing impact to families. Staff members are identifying how the affected families can best be supported.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flooding in Metehara Town, Ethiopia

    Flooding in Metehara Town, Ethiopia 28 Aug, 2020

    The situation

    Heavy rainfall caused the Awash River and the Beseka Lake to overflow. The flooding has damaged homes and destroyed the livelihood of many people in the Metehara community.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Affected children from two local church partners—ET0117 and ET0313—and their families are temporarily staying in shelters at three government schools. The local church partners are assessing impact and determining the best way to support the affected families.

    Prayer

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

    Where is this Crisis Report occurring?

  • Flood in North Luwu, Indonesia (Final Crisis Update)

    Flood in North Luwu, Indonesia (Final Crisis Update) 28 Aug, 2020

    The situation

    There is no more flooding in the Luwu area.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Local churches provided basic items and food for the affected families. They are now able to do all their daily activities.

    Prayer

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

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  • Flooding in Paknaan, Mandaue City, Philippines

    Flooding in Paknaan, Mandaue City, Philippines 28 Aug, 2020

    The situation

    Heavy rainfall caused the Paknaan River to overflow and flooded the homes near the riverbanks.

    Global Compassion impact

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

    New information

    Our local church partner PH0907 is assessing impact and supporting affected children and their families.

    Prayer

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

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