Advisory: Heavy Rains in Burkina Faso

Advisory: Heavy Rains in Burkina Faso

  |   Posted: November 07, 2008

Update: Nov. 7, 2008 - Twenty-five Compassion-assisted children lost homes in the flooding that occurred throughout the summer in the Ougadougou area of Burkina Faso.

Compassion Burkina Faso is helping the affected families to rebuild their homes.

Please pray for the Lord to provide shelter for those who have lost their homes.

Compassion Burkina Faso will keep us updated as more information is available.

Compassion International will contact you if your sponsored child has been affected.

UPDATE: Nov. 3, 2008 - The heavy rains that began in June continue and recent flooding has affected some Compassion-assisted children.

UPDATE: Aug. 29, 2008 -  Heavy rains continue to fall in Ougadougou. Ten additional children have been affected by the flooding.

UPDATE: Aug. 12, 2008 - Heavy rains continue to flood Burkina Faso and cause problems for the children living in the area.

Three more children have been affected by the recent flooding.

UPDATE: Aug. 1, 2008 - Construction work is under way to rebuild the four Compassion-assisted children's homes that were severely damaged by the recent flooding.

The rebuilding efforts initially scheduled to start on July 7 have been delayed because of continuous heavy rain.

Currently, two of the families continue to live in temporary homes, while the families of the other two children are residing in their flooded houses.

Compassion Burkina Faso is working hard to rebuild the damaged homes, but the non-stop rain is hindering their efforts.

UPDATE: July 2, 2008 - The families of the four Compassion-assisted children who lost their homes have moved out of their original temporary shelter. Three of the families are living with neighbors while one family has moved back in to their flooded home. The construction to rebuild the four homes will start on July 7.

UPDATE: June 20, 2008 - Many families in the Ouagadougou area of Burkina Faso are still without secure shelter. Four Compassion-assisted families in Mission Apostolique Philadelphia CDC were moved to tents when their homes were determined to be unstable. Compassion has provided food for the affected families and will be rebuilding their homes.

June 6, 2008 - A brief onslaught of heavy rain flooded homes of children who attend Mission Apostolique Philadelphie CDC (BF-350) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Two Compassion-assisted families are among many people taking shelter in a local public school. Due to the global food crisis, the families are unable to be fed by the shelter and do not know how long they will be allowed to stay.   

Compassion Partnership Facilitators are currently assessing the depth of the families' need.

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