Update: Violence in Kenya

Update: Violence in Kenya

  |   Posted: February 26, 2008

The affected Compassion-assisted child development centers previously mentioned have enjoyed a time of calm recently. Though tension remains high in some areas, centers are now accessible and activities have resumed.

However, parents of Compassion-assisted children are still hesitant to send their children to the centers, so attendance is relatively low. The ramifications of the violence are deeply felt by the children.

Compassion Kenya is steadily decreasing relief interventions, as Kenyans begin to settle back into their normal routines and lives.

Currently, Compassion is offering disaster response training and equipment for affected child development centers, as well as providing post-trauma counseling for children and families in all the affected centers. Reconstruction on houses, churches and classrooms is also in progress.

Chief mediator, Kofi Annan, has stated that Kenyans could soon realize short-term solutions to current political crisis in the country. He has indicated that progress is being made following the talks to resolve the political stalemate.

Compassion Kenya will provide additional updates as more information becomes available.

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

Prayer requests for the children, families, church partners and staff in Kenya.

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