Disaster Relief
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In Compassion regions, we help children and families receive emergency aid when disasters strike.

a man holding a young child stands in flood waters up to his knees
Flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka

May 2018

Beneficiaries are receiving food, clothing, soap, limited home repair and more.

A young man looking at damage after Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma, Dominican Republic & Haiti

September 2017

A woman stands in front of a fallen building after an earthquake in Mexico
2 Major Earthquakes, Mexico

September 2017

A child stands in the dry landscape of East Africa
Drought in East Africa

2017

A child walks through flooded streets
Flooding in Bangladesh

August 2017

HOW WE PROVIDE DISASTER RELIEF

In developing countries, children often bear the brunt of natural and man-caused emergencies. Amid earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, wars and conflicts, donating to the Disaster Relief fund has been used to aid those with dire needs.

In times of disaster, children living in poverty are the most vulnerable and they need immediate help. Your donation to disaster relief will help a child recover physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

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MEDICAL CARE

Emergency medical supplies, sanitation needs, and treatment coordination

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NUTRITION & SHELTER

Supply emergency food and water, build or provide temporary shelters, and replace household items and school supplies

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GUIDANCE & SUPPORT

Give comfort and hope through the spiritual word, counseling for children after trauma

50%
OF WORLDWIDE DISPLACED PEOPLE
are children

1 Million
HAITIANS LEFT HOMELESS
after the 2010 Port-au-Prince earthquake

6,500
SPONSORED CHILDREN
were affected by typhoon Haiyan

Sources: washingtonpost.com, cinewswires.com

A young girl close-up, smilingHOW DISASTER RELIEF SAVED CHILDREN AFTER SUPER TYPHOON

The Philippines are accustomed to strong storms, with an average of 10 typhoons hitting land each year. Super Typhoon Haiyan, however, would be anything but average.

In the blink of a storm, more than 4,000 families of sponsored children were left without homes and without food. Compassion workers focused on relief first – immediate needs such as food and water. In the following months, Compassion focused on restoring lives with counseling, medical aid and income-generating assistance for families.

Because of donations to the Disaster Relief Fund, Compassion was able to help over 6,500 in the months following Typhoon Haiyan. Your support to this fund means hope in the middle of the darkest storms!

GIVE WITH CONFIDENCE

With Compassion, your donation is used wisely to help children around the world.

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Please call us at (800) 336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT to speak with a Compassion Representative.

Donate to Disaster Relief - Compassion International

Developing countries are often the world's most disaster-prone areas, and for many people disaster relief funds are their only source of hope and recovery. Disasters are especially hard on children, who are even more vulnerable than adults, so giving disaster relief through a child-focused organization like Compassion can be especially powerful. Children have little resources and no voice, so they are not able to recover from a disaster without your help.

Compassion's Disaster Relief fund provides children and their families with basic necessities like food, clean water, shelter, clothing, household items, and even medical care and trauma counseling.

Disaster relief and recovery is a long-term process, but Compassion's Disaster Relief program is helping children when they most desperately need it. It is a safety net for those living in countries with no other safety nets.

When you donate to Compassion's Disaster Relief fund, you can have confidence that your donation is helping children who are already facing life's toughest circumstances. Your gift can help make life just a bit easier for them.