This is the century of aging. Today, almost 10% of the global population is over the age of 60 and by 2050 this figure is expected to double to 20%. Although population aging has the potential to affect human development, there is still little debate on the economic and social impact. This lack of attention to the elderly is significant because aging, for the great majority in many countries, is accompanied by increased poverty. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Reaches Elderly Populations'»
In every country around the world children are the most vulnerable of populations. No matter the age, children are dependent upon their parents or other adults to give assistance in order for them to succeed in life.
In many countries it is difficult for the poor to find adequate medical care. Often they go untreated because of the scarcity of clinics and lack of medical equipment and supplies. With the increase in disease and injury prevalent in underdeveloped countries because of improper sanitation and lack of footwear, medical supplies become a life or death commodity. In response to this continuing need, Operation Compassion has sent a variety of medical supplies and equipment throughout the years.
With the recent torrential rains throughout Kentucky, there has been flash floods and widespread flooding. One of the hardest hit areas is in the Johnson County, KY area. Operation Compassion is mobilizing a disaster response to this area working through OC’s coordinator in KY, Dave Kilburn.
Each day around the world, children are exposed to numerous diseases because they are walking, running and playing barefooted. It only takes one scrape or cut to allow bacteria to enter the bloodstream creating a perfect storm of ill health among the most vulnerable -children.