This page reflects updates, reports and initiatives that were in response to the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the pandemic still has an effect on Compassion’s ministry, we are no longer maintaining this level of updates about COVID-19 disaster response and as a result, the information on this page serves only as an archive of information. Our frontline church partners have been able to resume programming that is closer to pre-pandemic times and you can continue reading about the impact of your support and Compassion’s ministry through other posts on our blog. Thank you for your care, prayers and support as we weathered the unprecedented realities of COVID-19. Your partnership has helped write the good news stories captured on this page.

[This page was last updated December 2021]

All of the countries where we work are striving to slow the spread of the coronavirus through restrictions on public gatherings or other public health measures. Below, you can find the most up-to-date reports from those countries, and how the new guidelines are affecting Compassion programming. Please continue to check back to this page for further updates.

A message from your Sponsored Child’s Country

Watch video updates from this region’s National Directors and other Compassion staff below.

Central America & The Caribbean Region: Update

[Update as of December 21, 2021]

Latin America is the region hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Poverty and extreme poverty in the region reached levels following the pandemic that have not been seen in over a decade. Despite the major impact of the pandemic, the economic outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to quickly improve.

Dominican Republic

In the Dominican Republic:

  • 262,184 food packs have been delivered
  • 143,377 hygiene kits have been delivered
  • 19,668 individuals have received medical care

Letters are currently normal and gifts are currently delayed in the Dominican Republic.

El Salvador

In El Salvador:

  • 566,066 food packs have been delivered
  • 294,862 hygiene kits have been delivered
  • 105,103 individuals have received medical care

Letters are currently delayed and gifts are currently normal in El Salvador.

Guatemala

In Guatemala:

  • 651,125 food packs have been delivered
  • 282,622 hygiene kits have been delivered
  • 28,487 individuals have received medical care

Letters are currently delayed and gifts are currently normal in Guatemala.

Haiti

In Haiti:

  • 162,680 food packs have been delivered
  • 92,192 hygiene kits have been delivered
  • 12,756 individuals have received medical care

Letters are currently delayed and gifts are currently normal in Haiti.

Note: On August 14, 2021, a devastating earthquake struck the southwestern part of Haiti. Learn more about our response on our Haiti updates page.

Honduras

In Honduras:

  • 419,355 food packs have been delivered
  • 307,595 hygiene kits have been delivered
  • 8,930 individuals have received medical care

Letters and gifts are currently normal in Honduras.

Mexico

In Mexico:

  • 503,897 food packs have been delivered
  • 247,644 hygiene kits have been delivered
  • 62,528 individuals have received medical care

Letters are currently stopped and gifts are currently delayed in Mexico.

Nicaragua

In Nicaragua:

  • 255,183 food packs have been delivered
  • 117,137 hygiene kits have been delivered
  • 17,201 individuals have received medical care

Letters are currently delayed and gifts are currently normal in Nicaragua.

Video updates from National Directors and Compassion Staff in Central America and The Caribbean Region

Further Reading:

 

Written by: Compassion Canada