Update #1: January 2, 2020
The power and communications are not functioning in most of the affected areas. The government is providing support as they can but due to the scope of impact, relief support is also needed from other organizations. So far, seven Child Development Centers (CDCs) and 604 beneficiaries have been identified as affected; however, the CDCs are still gathering impact information. The CDC's have also provided relief assistance to affected families.
Please pray for the beneficiaries, families and CDCs as they recover from the impact of the typhoon.
Disaster Alert: December 27, 2019
Beginning on December 24 and into December 25, 2019, Typhoon Ursula located in the Philippines, affected almost the same areas as Typhoon Tisoy earlier this month (Visayas and Luzon). The typhoon has also affected the areas of Eastern Samar, Leyte, Biliran, Aklan, Oriental Mindoro, Iloilo, and Antique. The heavy rains and wind caused damage to homes, livelihood, and loss of household items throughout the affected regions. Specific impact details are not available yet.
Even though the Child Development Centers (CDCs) are on Christmas break they have done initial assessments of the impact. Many beneficiaries and their families were in evacuation centers and at least one CDC has been damaged. Also, the homes of three Compassion Project Facilitators were damaged (roofs destroyed). Hot meals have been provided to the affected families by local government agencies and other organizations.
Please pray for the safety of the beneficiaries, families and CDCs in this area.