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.

Disaster Relief Help Provide Immediate Aid When Disaster Strikes

Your donation will support thousands of Compassion children who are impacted by natural and man-made disasters.

In Compassion regions, we help children and families receive emergency aid and get back on their feet when natural disasters strike.

  • Hurricane Irma
    Dominican Republic & Haiti
    September 2017

  • 2 Major Earthquakes, Mexico
    September 2017

  • Flooding, Bangladesh
    August 2017

  • Drought in East Africa


How Does The Disaster Relief Fund Work?

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:

  • Supply emergency food and water
  • Build or provide temporary shelters
  • Send emergency medical supplies
  • Organize treatment for injuries with local doctors
  • Provide for basic sanitation needs
  • Replace school supplies and household items
  • Provide counseling for children after traumatic events
  • Give comfort and hope through spiritual support

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.

80.7% Directly to Program
19.3% Supporting Activities
  • 1/2 of the world’s 51 million currently displaced people are children
  • 1 Million Haitians were left homeless by the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince
  • 6,500 sponsored children were affected by typhoon Haiyan



How the Disaster Relief Fund Saved Children After a 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!


Donate to Disaster Relief Today and provide resources when disasters strike


One Time

suggested amount $75

Give with Confidence

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


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An Organization You Can Believe In.

“As an organization, Compassion is very open with their records. They send a yearly financial analysis and have been recommended highly for their charity. My personal experience has been just as good! Compassion is worth trusting and believing in!”

– Sarah in Hillsboro, Oregon

Please call us at (800) 336-7676 to speak to a Compassion representative.
We are available Monday through Friday, 7AM - 5:30PM MT.


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