All of the countries where we work are striving to slow the spread of the coronavirus through restrictions on public gatherings and 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 updates from South America Region National Directors and other Compassion staff below.

Updates: South America

[Update as of December 21, 2021]

While COVID-19 is receding in much of the world, the pandemic is raging in South America, which has just 5% of the world’s population but now accounts for a quarter of the global death toll. Almost a million people have died across 12 countries in the region.

Bolivia

In Bolivia:

  • 1,364,925 food packs have been delivered
  • 623,076 hygiene kits have been delivered
  • 109,430 individuals have received medical care

Letters and gifts are currently normal in Bolivia.

Brazil

In Brazil:

  • 633,200 food packs have been delivered
  • 420,225 hygiene kits have been delivered
  • 139,356 individuals have received medical care

Letters and gifts are currently delayed in Brazil.

Colombia

In Colombia:

  • 1,080,099 food packs have been delivered
  • 424,433 hygiene kits have been delivered
  • 28,159 individuals have received medical care

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

Ecuador

In Ecuador:

  • 1,102,137 food packs have been delivered
  • 416,062 hygiene kits have been delivered
  • 52,732 individuals have received medical care

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

Peru

In Peru:

  • 1,093,037 food packs have been delivered
  • 855,539 hygiene kits have been delivered
  • 79,498 individuals have received medical care

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

Video updates from National Directors and Compassion Staff in South America

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Written by: Compassion Canada