AFRICA

While COVID-19 numbers have been relatively low in Africa, the World Health Organization estimates that six in seven COVID-19 infections have gone undetected across the region. Africa has not been unscathed by the pandemic — the number of people living in extreme poverty in Africa is projected to jump by approximately 8% to nearly 520 million Africans.

See below for more information on how Compassion is working in Africa to minister to children and their families as they seek to recover and rebuild.

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BURKINA FASO

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Children in Burkina Faso wearing masks

Your Support in Action

690,261 food packs
have been delivered
783,012 hygiene kits
have been delivered
235,967 individuals
have received medical care

Compassion Burkina Faso Status Updates

Letters are currently delayed
Gifts are currently delayed

If you sponsor a child in Burkina Faso, your child’s center status has been communicated via email. Please don’t hesitate to contact one of our sponsor care representatives at 800-336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT, if you have any questions.

ETHIOPIA

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Child in Ethiopia Smiling

Your Support in Action

1,658,015 food packs
have been delivered
1,061,090 hygiene kits
have been delivered
176,923 individuals
have received medical care

Compassion Ethiopia Status Updates

Letters are currently DELAYED
Gifts are currently NORMAL DELIVERY

If you sponsor a child in Ethiopia, your child’s center status has been communicated via email. Please don’t hesitate to contact one of our sponsor care representatives at 800-336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT, if you have any questions.


*Ethiopia has been experiencing conflict that has affected Compassion center operations, including letter writing and gifts. For more information, visit this page.

GHANA

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Child in Ghana smiling

Your Support in Action

282,766 food packs
have been delivered
283,083 hygiene kits
have been delivered
161,873 individuals
have received medical care

Compassion Ghana Status Updates

Letters are currently NORMAL DELIVERY
Gifts are currently NORMAL DELIVERY

If you sponsor a child in Ghana, your child’s center status has been communicated via email. Please don’t hesitate to contact one of our sponsor care representatives at 800-336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT, if you have any questions.

KENYA

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Happy Child in Kenya

Your Support in Action

375,233 food packs
have been delivered
118,446 hygiene kits
have been delivered
159,280 individuals
have received medical care

Compassion Kenya Status Updates

Letters are currently NORMAL DELIVERY
Gifts are currently NORMAL DELIVERY

If you sponsor a child in Kenya, your child’s center status has been communicated via email. Please don’t hesitate to contact one of our sponsor care representatives at 800-336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT, if you have any questions.

RWANDA

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Child in Rwanda putting on mask

Your Support in Action

133,688 food packs
have been delivered
1,207,368 hygiene kits
have been delivered
85,058 individuals
have received medical care

Compassion Rwanda Status Updates

Letters are currently NORMAL DELIVERY
Gifts are currently NORMAL DELIVERY

If you sponsor a child in Rwanda, your child’s center status has been communicated via email. Please don’t hesitate to contact one of our sponsor care representatives at 800-336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT, if you have any questions.

TANZANIA

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Child in Tanzania completing schoolwork

Your Support in Action

101,993 food packs
have been delivered
158,963 hygiene kits
have been delivered
86,392 individuals
have received medical care

Compassion Tanzania Status Updates

Letters are currently NORMAL DELIVERY
Gifts are currently NORMAL DELIVERY

If you sponsor a child in Tanzania, your child’s center status has been communicated via email. Please don’t hesitate to contact one of our sponsor care representatives at 800-336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT, if you have any questions.

TOGO

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Child in Togo standing by a plant

Your Support in Action

854,108 food packs
have been delivered
583,038 hygiene kits
have been delivered
129,708 individuals
have received medical care

Compassion Togo Status Updates

Letters are currently NORMAL DELIVERY
Gifts are currently NORMAL DELIVERY

If you sponsor a child in Togo, your child’s center status has been communicated via email. Please don’t hesitate to contact one of our sponsor care representatives at 800-336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT, if you have any questions.

UGANDA

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Child in Uganda smiling

Your Support in Action

325,860 food packs
have been delivered
869,529 hygiene kits
have been delivered
240,850 individuals
have received medical care

Compassion Uganda Status Updates

Letters are currently NORMAL DELIVERY
Gifts are currently NORMAL DELIVERY

If you sponsor a child in Uganda, your child’s center status has been communicated via email. Please don’t hesitate to contact one of our sponsor care representatives at 800-336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT, if you have any questions.

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