UPDATE: March 28, 2011 – The northern provinces of Thailand and Myanmar are recovering from the earthquake that took place last week.
Compassion Thailand has confirmed with partnership facilitators in Chiang-Rai and Chiang-Mai that no Compassion-assisted centers have been affected.
It was also confirmed that no Compassion-assisted children were affected.
Please pray for the people of Myanmar and of northern Thailand who have been affected by the earthquake. Pray for God's continued protection.
Compassion Thailand will keep us updated as more information is available.
Compassion International will contact you if your sponsored child has been affected.
March 25, 2011 - On March 24, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake occurred in Myanmar and the northern provinces of Thailand, including Chiang-Rai and Chiang-Mai.
No tsunami activity has been reported.
The earthquake's epicenter is located 56 miles (90 km) north of Chiang-Rai and 146 miles (235 km) northeast of Chiang-Mai.
So far, no Compassion-assisted centers and no Compassion-assisted children have been affected.
Compassion Thailand is still contacting every partnership facilitator in Chiang-Rai and Chiang-Mai to verify that all Compassion-assisted children are safe.
One Compassion-assisted center, Pradermsan Child Development Center (TH-961), was hosting an English camp for sponsored children and for Leadership Development Program students when the earthquake began. All of the children, students and staff were able to safely find shelter.