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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

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

Earthquake in Northern Haiti, October 2018. The 5.9 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks caused many homes to be damaged or destroyed. Compassion is providing aid such as temporary shelter and post-trauma counseling for hundreds of affected children.
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Typhoon in the Philippines, September 2018. The typhoon in Luzon caused several families to be displaced. Compassion is helping families with recovery, relief and home repairs.
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Flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka, May 2018. Severe rain storms have caused many children and families to be displaced. Compassion is providing temporary shelter, home repair, food, clothing and other necessities.
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2 major earthquakes in Mexico, September 2017. The earthquakes caused many families to lose their homes. Compassion is providing temporary shelters while homes are being repaired, spiritual counseling, food and aid for children and their families.
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Hurricane Irma, Dominican Republic and Haiti, September 2017. Compassion is providing assistance such as temporary shelter and basic assistance while addressing long-term rehabilitation needs including home repair and income-generating opportunities.
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Drought, East Africa. Several countries experience drought and many beneficiaries are in need of food assistance. Compassion staff conducts health screenings to check for malnutrition, provides food and medical assistance to affected children.
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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!

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

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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 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.