February 1, 2023
As of February 2023, the rainfall has significantly decreased. In total, 120 participants and three Child Development Centers (CDCs) were affected by the heavy rainfall. The Compassion Colombia National Office utilized Disaster Relief Funds to provide affected participants and their families with relief items such as mattresses, food kits and materials to repair their houses. Those who were displaced by the flooding have now returned home. All affected participants are safe and healthy.
Thank you for praying for the participants, families and CDC staff members affected by the heavy rains.
December 19, 2022
Starting in December, the rainfall decreased, allowing affected families to begin repairing and cleaning their homes. The Child Development Centers (CDCs) and the Compassion Colombia National Office continue to monitor the weather conditions and are working together to continue to provide support to the affected families. CDC program activities have resumed, and the Christmas celebration for the children proceeded as planned. To date, 120 participants and their families and 3 CDCs have been impacted.
The CDCs are working on finding solutions to the high levels of humidity that are causing some wood decay and an increasing issue with termites
Please continue to pray for the affected participants and their families.
November 9, 2022
Colombia continues to be impacted by heavy rains, which have caused flooding throughout the country, especially on the Caribbean Coast. The rains have also caused mudslides, resulting in the loss of soil and crops. To date, 100 participants and their families as well as three Child Development Centers (CDCs) have been affected. The Compassion Colombia National Office is continuing to monitor the situation and provide essential items such as food and mattresses to the affected families.
Thank you for continuing to pray for our participants, families and staff.
October 21, 2022
The second rainy season in Colombia has affected 19 of the 32 departments in the country. Rivers are overflowing, which has caused flooding and landslides in several areas. To date, 100 participants and their families as well as three Child Development Centers (CDCs) have been affected; they have suffered damage to their homes and lost their belongings and sources of income due to the damage of crops. Travel has been difficult across the country, which is reflected in increased food prices. The CDCs are diligently working with the families to determine the impact and provide food kits. The Compassion Colombia National Office has provided disaster relief funds for home repairs and to replace mattresses, bedding, and household items.
Please pray for Colombia and those affected by these heavy rains.