Hurricane Matthew is the most powerful storm in more than a decade to impact Haiti, the surrounding region, and now threatens the United States. The southwestern peninsula of Haiti is marooned, small towns and villages have been devastated by flooding and mudslides, and the storm is still going. More than 20 inches of rain fell across Haiti and Jamaica, and now the United States braces for the impact of a storm that is strengthening over warm Caribbean waters. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Responds to Hurricane Matthew'»
Category: Global Compassion Network
Nearly 2,000 years ago, St. Thomas started a church in Erbil which is in modern day Iraq. Erbil is located about 55 miles east of Mosul and has a permanent population of about 1.5 million. Erbil is also the capital and largest city of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, a city that dates back to 6000 BC. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Continues Assisting Christians in Iraq'»
Operation Compassion provides 12 million meals each year for malnourished children. These meals were scientifically developed to help stem starvation. It is a unique mixture of rice, soy and 26 vitamins and minerals that the human body needs to function properly. A regular diet of these meals will bring a malnourished child back to nutritional health. These meals were designed so that local spices can be added to make it appealing culturally. Meat, chicken, goat, pork, beef or fish can also be added for taste and texture. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Provides 12 Million Meals Each Year for Children'»
Poverty in underdeveloped countries is on the rise. Poverty is the number reason why families live without the basic necessities of life: food, shelter, medical care and education. Most families earn less than $1 per day and the rise homelessness among children is the greatest contributing factors. Because of the threat of disease and death, it becomes imperative for these families have a place to receive nutritious meals, medical attention, education and a place to live. The only way to break the cycle of poverty is to help provide these basics.
As part of a long term strategy to reach out to African nations, Operation Compassion recently sent medical supplies and equipment to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in central West Africa. With many African countries facing economic difficulties, Operation Compassion has been trying to open doors into the Continent through strategic partnerships.