Final Update: May 10, 2021
The Child Development Centers (CDCs) report that a total of 143 beneficiaries and one CDC were affected by the heavy rains. The impacted families received food, mats, and materials to repair their homes. CDCs will continue to report any issues that arise during the rainy season. In addition, Compassion Colombia National Office will continue supporting and facilitating preventive measures.
Thank you for your continued prayers for Colombia.
Update #2: May 4, 2021
Many towns (e.g. Urabá, Antioquia, Barranquilla, Bolivar, Sucre, & Buenaventura) are still on alert for rain, flooding and landslides. To date, one Child Development Center and 143 Beneficiaries have been affected. The biggest need of the impacted families is food and materials to repair their homes. The 12 local church partners supported the families with their basic needs and are working with the local government to get additional aid.
Please continue to pray for the affected beneficiaries and families as they repair their homes and the church partners as they support them.
Update #1: April 27, 2027
The Child Development Centers (CDCs) report that to date, 103 beneficiaries and their families have been impacted by the heavy rain, and one CDC has been affected. The CDCs continue to assess needs and provide mats and basic food kits. They are also working within the community to get donations from other organizations. The Compassion Colombia National Office has been communicating with the affected local churches and has provided guidance for the care of the affected beneficiaries.
Thank you for your continued prayers for our beneficiaries and their families.
Disaster Alert: April 13, 2021
The rainy season continues in Colombia. Rivers have overflowed sweeping away bridges and homes in the district of Siloé. It is expected that the heavy rains will last until June. The most affected cities are Cali, Cúcuta, and Buenaventura. The Child Development Center staff are in regular contact with beneficiaries and their families through phone calls and visits. They have also provided food kits and basic items. Assessment of impact is ongoing. So far, two beneficiaries and their families are reported as affected.
Please pray for the protection and provision of affected beneficiaries, families, staff and church partners throughout Colombia.