Typhoon Nock-Ten leads to flooding.
UPDATED: Aug. 18, 2011 – Compassion-assisted children from an additional child development center (TH-970) have recently been reported as affected by the typhoon.
The homes of more than 40 Compassion-assisted children from TH-970 have been flooded. The center itself has not been affected.
At this time, Typhoon Nock-Ten has affected approximately 120 Compassion-assisted children.
Please pray for our children and staff whose homes have been damaged. Please continue to pray for the Lord’s protection for our children.
Compassion Thailand will keep us updated as more information is available.
Compassion International will contact you if your sponsored child has been affected.
UPDATED: Aug. 10, 2011 – Recovery from the aftermath of Typhoon Nock-Ten is underway.
Local municipality offices have provided areas for families to build temporary shelters. The families will stay in these shelters until the water levels decrease and it is safe for affected families to return to their homes.
Compassion-assisted center TH-981 has reported that the homes of an additional 12 children have been damaged or destroyed. This represents a total of 20 Compassion-assisted children from this center who have been affected. The affected families are currently staying at the church or with relatives.
The Compassion-assisted children from center TH-306 and the mothers of TH-C10 Child Survival Program are having difficulty getting to their center because of flooded bridges. However, children attending this center and families attending the Child Survival Program have not otherwise been affected.
A landslide has blocked the road leading to center TH-328, but no Compassion-assisted children from this center have been affected.
Transportation is very difficult in the community where center TH-918 and Child Survival Program TH-CS7 are located because of landslides, flooding and fallen trees. However, no Compassion-assisted children from this center or the Child Survival Program have been affected.
UPDATED: Aug. 4, 2011 – Thailand continues to recover from the aftermath of Typhoon Nock-Ten.
The five Compassion Thailand staff members whose homes were flooded are no longer at risk.
Four Compassion-assisted children who attend Compassion center TH-264 live in homes damaged by a nearby river that flooded.
It was just reported that more than 50 Compassion-assisted children from center TH-607 have been affected by the typhoon.
Eight Compassion-assisted children from center TH-981 have also been affected. The homes of these children are also located near a river, which overflowed due to flooding.
Aug. 3, 2011 - Typhoon Nock-Ten recently hit Thailand. The most affected regions are the North, the Northeast, and the Lower North.
The homes of five staff members from the Compassion Thailand office in Chiang Mai were flooded.
The homes of two Compassion-assisted children have also been damaged. These children attend Compassion-assisted center TH-713 in Nong Khai.
Two Compassion-assisted centers located in Phitsanulok, TH-607 and TH-621, have experienced flooding but no Compassion-assisted children have been affected.
Additionally, center TH-263 has also experienced significant rain and flooding as well. Many of the rice fields near where the children and the center staff live have been flooded.