January 3, 2023
The affected families have either moved to other areas or are awaiting assistance from the local government for new housing options. The Child Development Center (CDC) staff reported that 92 participants and their families in total were impacted by the geologic fault. Thankfully, there were no deaths among the participants and their families due to the landslides. During this time, the CDC staff and the Compassion Honduras National Office provided food rations, hygiene and clean water supplies, temporary shelters, limited home repairs, and household income so families could still pay their rent. The CDC staff also provided spiritual encouragement and emotional support.
Thank you for your prayers for the affected participants and their families.
December 19, 2022
Certain areas of Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, are on red alert, with many areas being uninhabitable due to the geologic failure. Many homes have been destroyed and there is a continued danger of landslides in these areas. Less impacted communities within the capital are on yellow alert and homes have been evacuated as a precautionary measure, including some homes of participants and their families. To date, 66 participants and their families have been affected the geologic failure and have been relocated to shelters or to live with family members. Thankfully, the landslides occur slowly, allowing time for evacuation, so there have been no deaths reported among the affected participants and their families.
Local agencies have provided medical support to those impacted. The Child Development Centers (CDCS) have provided food rations, beds, stoves, kitchen utensils, clothing, housing repair materials, and hot meals. The CDC staff have also assisted with the evacuations and provided spiritual encouragement and support during this time. Please rest assured that we will notify you as soon as possible if your child is affected in any way.
Please continue to pray for the safety of the participants and their families as they endure this difficult time, and pray for the CDC staff so they may support these families well.
September 20, 2022
On September 12, three geological faults were activated in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. This, paired with heavy rains, caused landslides in the city. Homes and other buildings have experienced damage due to these landslides. To date, 30 participants and their families have been affected, many of whom have been temporarily relocated to shelters in the area. These families have already received food, hygiene kits, household supplies, and treatment at the local health center for cold symptoms. The Child Development Center (CDC) is seeking better temporary housing for some of the families, as needed.
Please pray for the participants and their families and that they will be able to restore their homes and return to them soon.