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Single mother of 6, Abiyot, sits with her son in her lap.

Extreme hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa: Abiyot’s story

Abiyot, a single mother of six from Ethiopia, lays awake each night with the gnawing thought that the next day, she will not be able to feed her kids. The pandemic has destroyed her financial situation, and the everyday struggle to feed her kids is more desperate than ever before.

date: September 10, 2020
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Ten-year-old Carmelo wears a green mask and yellow shirt and holds up both his hands to show they are freshly washed.

Compassion’s COVID-19 relief efforts by the numbers

We’ve been hearing lots of big and harrowing numbers lately. But today, we want to share some big numbers that are worth celebrating. While Compassion’s regular child development programming has been interrupted because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our local church partners have been anything but shut down. They continue to provide life-changing, and in some cases, […]

date: September 10, 2020
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Providing survival and stability as COVID-19 spreads

Compassion Canada’s Executive Director of Partner Relations, Jamie MacIntosh, recently joined the Word Made Digital podcast with Joanna la Fleur to discuss Compassion’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and why unity among organizations is so critical during this unprecedented time.

date: September 8, 2020
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Levi’s story: Thriving with a rare disease

Levi is your average 12-year-old Salvadoran boy. But his everyday life is anything but ordinary. While other kids his age brush their teeth before bed, Levi rolls up his pant leg and injects himself with his daily growth hormone to make sure he stays healthy. His life isn’t without its challenges. But then again, for Levi, living with a rare congenital disease has never been easy.

date: September 3, 2020
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No water, no protection: A Salvadoran village’s dry reality

We’re told to wash our hands to protect ourselves from the virus. But for families in Las Marías, El Salvador who have no water, this kind of protection is a luxury.

date: August 26, 2020
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A large family sits in their yard in Kenya.

Why efforts to end poverty matter now more than ever

Global progress towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals is being devastated by COVID-19, but our efforts to respond won’t be stopped.

date: August 20, 2020
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Meseret and Saron sit beside their bed.

Losing your home in a global pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis isn’t just about health. For single mother Meseret and her daughter Saron, the pandemic left them homeless.

date: August 13, 2020
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Aduri, wearing a red dress and headscarf, stands in front of her collapsed bamboo home.

Surviving a super-cyclone in a global pandemic

Imagine this. You’re at your home in Bangladesh with your family. You have been for weeks, following directives to stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19. But now, there’s a new risk facing your family: Super-cyclone Amphan. It’s the strongest storm ever recorded in the Bay of Bengal. You’re doubtful your home on the […]

date: August 6, 2020
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Easy-to-share stories to help vulnerable children

We’ve collected short, shareable stories to help you share with your community how Compassion is empowering children impacted by COVID-19. All you need to do is copy and paste!

date: July 17, 2020
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A girl runs in a field with her siblings watching behind her.

Good news stories: Mexico

Before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic and quarantine measures were put in place, Compassion Mexico staff were planning ahead. They knew children living in poverty would be among the most vulnerable during a pandemic. Before activities were suspended, Compassion centres across the country held information sessions with parents about the virus, where every family received […]

date: June 5, 2020
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