Advisory: Storm Hits Burkina Faso

It is reported that around 100,000 people have been affected by flooding. One Compassion-assisted center is located in the affected area.
Advisory: Storm Hits Burkina Faso

  |   Posted: July 26, 2011

A storm of heavy rains and wind recently hit Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou.

Three Compassion-assisted centers were damaged during the storm:

  • Ad Cité de Saaba Child Development Center (BF-123)

  • Kogly Kamba Child Development Center (BF-354)

  • Kaar Paala Sector 30 Child Development Center (BF-355)

No Compassion-assisted children were harmed, and no homes have been reported damaged from the storm.

The main office of center BF-123 was flooded when part of the roof was damaged and three rooms were destroyed by the heavy rains. Nearly 200 Compassion-assisted children attend this center.

The roof of Compassion-assisted center BF-354 was destroyed, causing damage to computer equipment, clothing and food that is available to the Compassion-assisted children. Also, part of a wall for the church building collapsed. 

Over 200 children are registered to BF-354. Despite the damage, the center has continued regular activities.

As for Compassion assisted center BF-355, the roof of a room was destroyed as well as a hallway. The roof of the center’s office is also leaking.

More than 200 Compassion-assisted children are registered to center BF-355, but despite the damage the center has also continued its regular activities.

Please pray for the staff of these centers as they clean up and survey the damage. Please pray for the children, whose centers have been damaged.

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

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