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Magnitude 7.5 earthquake and tsunami strikes Palu, Indonesia

On Friday, September 28th at 6 pm, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Indonesia’s central coast by the city of Palu. The earthquake lashed through the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, which activated a three-metre-tall tsunami. Along with the city of Palu, the tsunami impaired the city of Donggala and numerous other coastal settlements. Thankfully, at this […]

date: October 1, 2018
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Urgent prayers needed: Super Typhoon Mangkhut

UPDATE, October 3 Praise God, none of Compassion’s church partners were damaged in the typhoon. Eight of the churches had to limit their programs immediately following the program, but are resuming normal activity. Forty-eight beneficiaries were impacted by the storm. Some were temporarily dislocated, while others’ homes were damaged. Praise God, no Compassion beneficiaries or […]

date: September 14, 2018
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Thai Cave Rescue: Christians gather to pray and praise God

Christians from all around the Chiang Rai District of northern Thailand gathered on Sunday, July 22, to praise God for the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach, including one Compassion-assisted youth, after being trapped more than a week in a flooded cave system. The majority of the soccer team participated in a […]

date: July 26, 2018
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The view into daylight from the mouth of a cave in Thailand.

12 boys and their coach rescued from flooded Thailand cave

  UPDATE October 1: Thailand cave rescue: How churches were a light in the darkness One of our photojournalists, Ryan Johnson, had the opportunity to interview Christians from Thailand about how they came together to respond to the crisis of the Wild Boars soccer team who became trapped in a flooded cave this summer. Be […]

date: July 23, 2018
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A girl holds open two curtains. Looking through it and smiling.

How can churches respond to hunger in a sustainable way?

Families facing hunger in the aftermath of drought are getting relief and long-term solutions thanks to our church partners. Flora Karisa, 13, wakes just as the sun rises, the pink sky barely visible through the palm trees towering outside her window. Flora cautiously moves about the tiny room where her five siblings and mother, Zawadi, […]

date: January 9, 2018
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Haiti after Hurricane Matthew—one year later

In the past weeks, we’ve been seeing the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma across the Caribbean. Many of you have responded with compassion, just as you did nearly one year ago when Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm, blew through Haiti, taking approximately 1,000 lives and causing $2 billion in damage. Your compassion restored lives After […]

date: September 14, 2017
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Send help to victims of
Hurricane Irma

Your generous donation will offer assistance to Compassion children and their families in the areas affected.

date: September 8, 2017
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Pray for the Caribbean amidst Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma, which intensified into a Category 5 hurricane on September 6 (the highest category possible), is barreling through the Caribbean. It has already passed over several islands, including Antigua, Barbuda, Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy. As of midday September 6, it was heading for the Virgin Islands and is expected to pass just north […]

date: September 6, 2017
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Drought in East Africa

Several countries in East Africa are facing drought following multiple poor rainy seasons. Rainfall dropped significantly across the Horn of Africa between October and December 2016. Three consecutive years of diminished food production and pastoral resources have decreased people’s capacity to absorb another shock. As a result, over 23 million people in this region are […]

date: April 7, 2017
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Dastin and his family in their new home

Putting life back together after Ecuador’s devastating earthquake

One year ago, an earthquake took everything from families in Ecuador—but Compassion’s church partners came alongside these families to help them start again. Six-year-old Dastin was sitting at dinner with his family in their small home. Situated on a small island on the coast of Ecuador, their home was a rickety wood structure built on […]

date: March 30, 2017
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