Super Typhoon Hits Philippines

Philippines Typhoon

Philippines Typhoon. Every year this tiny island in the Pacific is impacted by a typhoon. Many of the residents are familiar with the devastation these typhoons can bring to their families and prepare months in advance.

The typhoon cycle never ends for the people who live on this island. Year after year they are hit with floods, landslides, and torrential rain.

However, this storm is nothing that anyone could have predicted. Thousands of islanders have lost their lives and many have lost their homes, livelihood and their valuables. This is only the beginning — in the months ahead, they will have to find a way to rebuild their lives and provide food and shelter for their families.

Compassion has staff on the ground assessing the damage and situation and will provide food and shelter for these displaced families now and the difficult months ahead.

Please consider giving to help children and families in their desperate time of need. Your contribution will help families by providing:

  • food and shelter
  • trauma counseling
  • clothing, school supplies, and household items
  • restore income generating supplies
Philippines Crisis
Typhoon's Impact on Philippines
Children in Compassion's Program

We are so thankful that there was no loss of life among the 6,449 Compassion-assisted children seriously affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Thousands were displaced; children and their families suffered from home and personal property losses and injuries. But lives were spared and prayers have been answered.

Of the Compassion church partners located within the typhoon’s path, 62 were severely affected in areas such as Leyte, Samar, Panay, Negros and Cebu.

Through the efforts of dedicated country staff members, relief goods — including canned food, hygiene supplies, mats, blankets and clothes — have been supplied to children and their families in affected areas. Medical teams were sent in to assist injured children and family members. Please continue to pray for people in these areas as they recover and rebuild from this disaster.

We are gradually obtaining information about sponsored children affected by this crisis. Communication is challenging, but we are in the process of updating sponsors on each child’s situation.

How Does Compassion Help Children in Crisis?

The Disaster and Relief Stability Fund was set up to quickly provide aid to families of Compassion-assisted children so they can survive a disaster and get back on their feet.

When you give to this fund, you help Compassion provide the relief, recovery, and rehabilitation that is vital for restoring families after a disaster.

Thank you for your prayers and for helping children in the Philippines however you can.

*Any money raised above the amount needed in the Philippines will be used by the general Disaster Relief Fund to help other children and families affected by disasters.

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