Our hearts break for our global Compassion family who have suffered the pain and loss caused by COVID-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic, economic shutdowns have pushed many more people into extreme poverty. In addition to immediate issues, such as droughts and food insecurity, many communities are now facing educational challenges caused by school closures and remote learning as well as longer-term medical needs complicated by the pandemic. Please continue to pray for those deeply impacted by this pandemic. Our Compassion staff, volunteers and frontline church partners across the world are working diligently and creatively to address immediate needs and to help vulnerable children and their families rebuild from lasting effects of the pandemic. Thank you for your continued support and prayers.

Below, you can find the most up-to-date reports from the countries where we work, and you can learn how new guidelines and events are affecting Compassion programming. Please continue to check back to this page for further updates.



Central America & the Caribbean

South America


A pandemic like COVID-19, plus the challenges of poverty, equals disaster. Our partner church workers around the world are courageously helping children and families who face ongoing challenges created by COVID-19. You can help provide food essentials, medical care, educational support and more by giving toward Compassion’s Critical Program Needs Fund. Thank you so much for your willing heart!