Update: Heavy Rains in Montería, Colombia
7 September 2017
The heavy rains in Montería, Colombia have now stopped. However, stagnant water and mosquitos remain a threat to those returning to their homes.
In total 67 Compassion-supported children are affected and our church partners have received support from the field office to provide basic elements to affected children and their families.
Please pray that our beneficiaries will remain healthy and be able to avoid mosquito-borne illnesses.
25 August 2017
Over the last week an additional 56 sponsored children are confirmed to be affected, taking the total now to 65 Compassion-supported children. The heavy rains have continued and several child sponsored homes have been flooded.
The church partners staff continue to visit families as they discover more affected children. Due to the stagnant water and wet conditions, there are many mosquitos and possibility of illness so they are watching the health of the children closely.
Please pray for the safety of the Compassion-supported children in this area as they deal with the effects of the heavy rain. Rest assured we will contact you if your sponsored child has been impacted.
16 August 2017
Heavy rains continue in Montería, Colombia, and Compassion-supported children are now affected. No specific details are available yet for these children, however we can confirm that 9 Compassion sponsored children are affected.
Workers from the field office have visited affected families and are providing groceries and medicine.
Please continue to pray for safety among our children in Montería and that they will be encouraged despite the rain.
14 August 2017
Our church partners staff continue to assess the impact of July’s heavy rains in Montería, a city located in northern Colombia. We have received confirmation that 9 Compassion-supported children have been affected. Our church partners are working to provide support to children and their families.
Please pray for the affected families as they repair their homes and seek to replace what they have lost.
We will contact you directly if your sponsored child has been impacted.