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Miracle triplets: six years later!

Do you remember the miracle triplets? Compassion has been journeying with this special family for years. Here’s an exciting update from their thriving family.

date: September 23, 2020
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How COVID-19 is putting children at risk of cybersex trafficking

The online sexual exploitation of children around the world is nothing new. But in the wake of COVID-19, this dark reality has worsened. Through cheap internet connections, abuse is inflicted on children at the commission and direction of predators from all over the world, with the most prolific customers in Canada, the United States and Australia. But how does a pandemic make such a darkness even darker? And who is there to protect the vulnerable?

date: September 17, 2020
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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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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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Hospital staff wearing blue scrubs unload several boxes of supplies into the hospital.

Equipping our neighbours in Brazil: Compassion donates supplies to local hospitals

As Brazil battles the second-largest outbreak of COVID-19 in the world, Compassion is taking action to ensure the health of local communities.

date: August 26, 2020
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Boy and girl hold hands in font of a mural of a boy and a girl holding hands

How can I connect with my sponsored child during a pandemic?

Porch visits, Zoom calls and socially distant coffee in parking lots. Connecting with each other during COVID-19 hasn’t been easy. And when it comes to our relationship with our sponsored children, connecting may seem even harder. But though letter deliveries may be slower, the need for your sponsored child to feel your love and support is not! Here are three ways to connect with your sponsored child, even during a global pandemic.

date: August 20, 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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A young girl sits with a silver bowl in her hands looking off to the distance

Being a child migrant during COVID-19

Mamaway clenches her eyes tight, buries her head in her knees and imagines she is back home again: Small and fragile, she can almost feel the dewy air in her lungs—a gift from the deep green trees that surrounded her very first home. She brushes her fingers against the ground beneath her and remembers the […]

date: August 6, 2020
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