Final Update: February 12, 2021
It took a long time for the flood waters to recede, but things are returning to normal and homes are being repaired. The affected families were supported with Disaster Relief Funds to meet initial relief needs and now to repair their homes. A total of 790 beneficiaries and their families were impacted.
Thank you for your prayers for the affected beneficiaries, families, church partners and staff.
Update #3: December 21, 2020
The northern part of the country was impacted extensively and some communities are still flooded. The affected families received immediate relief using disaster relief funds. So far, 790 beneficiaries and their families have been impacted. The Compassion Guatemala National Office plans to request additional disaster relief funds for reconstruction.
Please continue to pray for the provision and the recovery process.
Update #2: November 19, 2020
Hurricane Iota has now affected the same areas of Guatemala, so they are still dealing with heavy rains and flooding. To date, 741 beneficiaries and their families have been impacted. Affected families have received relief support including food, water and clothing. Most families are living in temporary shelters or with family and friends.
Please continue to pray for protection and provision for affected beneficiaries, families, and church partners.
Update #1: November 9, 2020
After many days of continuous rain, many areas are isolated due to flooding, damaged bridges and overflowing rivers. Alta Verapaz is currently the most affected area. So far, 14 beneficiaries have been identified as affected. The affected families are still evacuated and can’t return to their homes yet. The Child Development Centers are monitoring their families whereabouts and providing basic relief support. Some affected areas have not been assessed yet due to the flooded conditions.
Please continue to pray for protection and provision of beneficiaries, families, church partners, and staff in Guatemala.
Disaster Alert: November 5, 2020
As Hurricane Eta is currently in Honduras and moving into Guatemala it is causing heavy rain and flooding throughout the country. The most affected areas in Guatemala are those close to the Caribbean sea and rivers in the West - Alta Verazaz, Baja Verapaz, Izabal, Zacapa, Petén, Chiquimula, and Quiché.
The Child Development Centers are monitoring the impact to beneficiaries and preparing to support them, as needed. A list of affected beneficiaries is not yet available.
Please pray for the safety and protection of the beneficiaries, families, and church partners.