Weekly Roundup

Flooding in Australia

Partnering with the Uniting Church of Australia and the Churches of Christ in Queensland, Week of Compassion has responded to the flooding that has caused massive damage in Australia. Pictures of the devastation are included in this report. If you would like to contribute to this effort, please consider a donation to Week of Compassion's designated flood account.

Day of Prayer for Haiti

At 4:53 pm on January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Port au Prince and the surrounding areas, killing hundreds of thousands and leaving nearly a million more homeless, hurting and in need. Join IMA World Health in remembering Haiti during the anniversary of the earthquake, and choose a day that works for your congregation for a Day of Prayer anytime in January. For more information and resources, follow this link.

Ivory Coast: Swift Action Now Will Prevent Humanitarian Disaster

The spectre of widespread violence raised by the disputed presidential election of November 2010 has caused people to flee in large numbers across the border to Liberia. While the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates there to be around 15,000 refugees, ACT Alliance’s assessor puts the number far higher.

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