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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

As the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) develops around the world, we are continuing to be proactive in ensuring protection for all Compassion staff, volunteers, partners and Compassion-supported children, and minimise disruption to critical operations and the children who we serve.

Compassion around the world

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

Africa

  • Burkina Faso
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda

Asia

  • Bangladesh
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand

Central America and the Caribbean

  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua

South America

  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Peru

 

How your sponsorship is working

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Compassion’s church partners across the globe are adapting fast. During this pandemic we’re making some temporary changes to how your sponsorship donations are used and distributed. This means our church partners can respond quickly to the specific situations and needs in their local communities.

Compassion is empowering local churches to redeploy sponsorship funds that are ordinarily used for group activities at the local church, so they can meet urgent and critical needs of families with children and young people registered in the programme. This includes necessities such as food, clean water, shelter, clothing, household items, and even medical care and trauma counselling.

 

 

Please take a few moments to watch this video from Sydney Muisyo, Compassion’s Head of Global Programme to hear more about what this change looks like and how our incredible church partners are adapting.

You can also read more about how Compassion is supporting children at this time on our blog COVID-19 and your sponsored child: Your 10 questions answered.

 

Compassion UK

 

 

In line with government advice and updates from Public Health England all international travel is currently suspended and most of our UK team are working from home. We remain committed to serving our supporters with excellence and are doing all we can to minimise any impact on the service you receive from Compassion UK.

We’re still open for phone, email, and chat and our friendly team are available for your queries or if you’d like someone to pray with at this time, with the following changes to normal service:

  • As we have fewer staff available to serve you, we’ve reduced our opening hours to 9:30am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Please do leave us a voicemail if you need a call back outside these hours.
  • As we have reduced capacity to open post, we ask that you write to your sponsored children through myCompassion or the Compassion App for the moment.

Thank you for your patience at this complex time.

Please join us in continuing to pray for protection for those affected and wisdom for those making decisions – governments and health experts around the world - as they look to contain the spread of this virus. For more prayer points please visit our prayer page.


“The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalm 18:2


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