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How We Provide Disaster Relief

How we provide disaster relief: In low-income countries, pandemics have a much different and greater devastation. Currently, a child living in poverty passes away every 5 seconds, mostly from preventable causes. These numbers don't even include the impact COVID-19 can have on these children. With this pandemic, people are losing jobs, education, food - everything that is already hard to come by when you live in poverty.

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

Medical stethoscope iconMedical Care

Emergency medical supplies, sanitation needs, and treatment coordination

Sprout iconNutrition & Shelter

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

Bible iconGuidance & Support

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

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

19,000
CHILDREN UNDER 5
die every day from preventable ailments

58%
OF CHILDHOOD DEATHS
are caused by infectious diseases

165 Million
CHILDREN FACE MALNUTRITION
resulting in stunted growth and development

Sources: www.childinfo.org, www.crin.org, www.who.int, www.unaids.org, www.unicef.org

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!

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

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Trusted Charity Since 1952

About Compassion International

Founded in 1952, Compassion International is a Christian child development organization that works to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to lift children out of spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty. Compassion partners with more than 8,000 churches in 25 countries to deliver its holistic child development program to over 2 million babies, children and young adults. Its Child Sponsorship Program has been validated through independent, empirical research.

Have Questions About Compassion and How We Work?

Donating to a charity is an important decision. So when you’re passionate about a cause and want to make a difference, we encourage you to do your research. Compassion is 100 percent committed to financial integrity, stewardship, and using each dollar wisely. If you have any questions about Compassion or exactly how your donation will be used, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Questions?

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

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 and crisis are especially hard on children, who are 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. Please donate today.