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.