Final Update: June 4, 2021
The Child Development Centers (CDCs) report that all families have returned to their homes. The affected families received food packs, clothing and cleaning materials from the CDCs and the local government. The CDCs will continue to distribute food packs as needed and will utilize Compassion Disaster Relief funds to assist with home repairs. A total of 242 beneficiaries and their families were affected.
Thank you for your prayers for the affected beneficiaries and their families as well as the Child Development Center and church partner staff.
Disaster Alert: May 18, 2021
In mid-May, Tropical Storm Crising brought heavy rain and flooding to Mindanao Island, including the Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines. The heavy rain lasted until the morning of May 14 and impact low-lying communities and those along the rivers. Nearly 1500 families were forced to evacuate. Flooding impacted rice fields, marketplaces and roadways. Landslides were also reported in some areas along national highways. Heavily flooded areas also experienced power outages. The disaster office of the local government has opened evacuation centers. The Child Development Centers (CDCs) in the area are distributing food packs and other relief items to affected beneficiaries and their families. Initial assessment indicates that, so far, 208 beneficiaries and their families as well as five CDCs have been impacted.
Please pray for the beneficiaries and their families as well as CDC and church partner staff as they recover from this storm.