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Compassion International Announces New General Counsel

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – June 14, 2019 – Following an extensive six-month search, Compassion International has named Robert L. Hawkins, Jr., Esq. as the organization’s new general counsel and senior vice president of its General Counsel Office.

Compassion International Announces Partnership with T.D. Jakes

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – June 3, 2019 – The partnership was kicked off at Jakes’ International Pastors and Leadership Conference.

Compassion International Announces Executive Leadership Changes

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – March 5, 2019 – Compassion International announced several changes in its executive leadership team, as the global child development ministry positions itself to serve even more children in poverty around the world.

Compassion International Mourns the Loss of Former President, Wallace "Wally" Erickson

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – February 18, 2019 – Erickson, who led the ministry from 1975 to 1993, passed away on Sunday, February 17th, at his home in Grand Junction, Colorado. He was 90.

Compassion International Celebrates Major Milestone, Sets Sights on Future

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – December 12, 2018 – Compassion International today announced a major milestone in its 66-year history, as 2 million children have been registered into its holistic child development program.

Compassion International Highlighted as Part of NFL’s My Cause My Cleats Campaign

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – November 28, 2018 – Compassion International today announced a partnership with New York Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder as part of the National Football League’s My Cause My Cleats campaign.

Compassion International Listed as One of America’s Favorite Charities

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – October 30, 2018 – Compassion International today was honored as one of America’s Favorite Charities by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, a magazine that monitors and reports on trends in the non-profit world.

Compassion International Celebrates Employee's Milestone Anniversary

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – September 5, 2018 – In a special chapel presentation today, Colorado Springs-based Compassion International celebrated a milestone anniversary for its longest-tenured employee. Gayle Smith has worked at the global child development ministry for 50 years.

Elizabeth Uriyo Selected As New Senior Vice President of Compassion International’s Global Leadership Office

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – June 20, 2018 – Tanzanian-born Uriyo brings a wealth of experience and accomplishment to the SVP role that directs Compassion’s strategy, design and structure


Natural disasters or other crises affecting Compassion's frontline church partners, child development centers and assisted beneficiaries.

Crisis Ethiopia
Advisory: Local Conflict in Gilgel Beles, Ethiopia

July 11, 2019 — A local conflict occurred in Gilgel Beles in the Benishangul Gumuz region. In total, 38 beneficiaries have been affected.

Crisis Thailand
Advisory: Ebola Outbreak in Kasese, Uganda

July 9, 2019 — It’s been 26 days since the death of the last confirmed case of Ebola (within Uganda). Active case surveillance is still ongoing in the health facilities and communities in the Kasese district. Twelve Child Development Centers are still under minimum operations.

Crisis Colombia
Advisory: Heavy Rains in Cordoba, Colombia

July 8, 2019 - The rainy season continues in the Cordoba area. One Child Development Center (CDC) and 81 beneficiaries have been affected by the wind, rains and flooding.

Crisis Colombia
Advisory: Flooding and Landslides in Villavicencio, Colombia

July 8, 2019 — The Compassion Colombia National Office is following up with the CDCs in Villavicencio regarding the delayed sponsor-child correspondence.

Crisis Philippines
Advisory: Fire in Project 4, Quezon City, Philippines

July 7, 2019 — A fire in the San Rogue barangay of Quezon City has affected 10 beneficiaries.

Crisis Brazil
Advisory: Flooding in Joao Pessoa, Brazil

July 1, 2019 — The heavy rain has stopped, and the situation n Joao Pessoa has stabilized. All the affected beneficiaries have returned to their homes, relatives homes or are living in new homes provided by the government.

Crisis Colombia
Advisory: Heavy Rains and Flooding in Uraba, Colombia

June 20, 2019 — Heavy rains in the Uraba region of Colombia caused the Apartado River to overflow. In total, one Child Development Center and 31 beneficiaries were affected.

Crisis Nicaragua
Advisory: Heavy Rains and Flooding in Nicaragua

June 20, 2019 - Two Child Development Centers and 244 beneficiaries were affected by intense rains and flooding on the Pacific side of Nicaragua.

Crisis Thailand
Advisory: Storm in Mae Wang, Chiangmai, Thailand

June 20, 2019 — On the night of May 22, 2019 a storm in the Chiangmai Province of Thailand damaged facilities at one Child Development Center. No one was injured by the storm.

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