Fourth Quarter Report

Toward the end of 2016 there were significant disasters around the world. From Hurricane Matthew impacting communities along the US coasts, as well as wiping out 90% of the crops in Haiti, to the continued crisis in Aleppo where thousands of families continue to struggle to survive in the midst of the civil war. Just when we begin to feel overwhelmed, a Facebook notification, email inquiry, or donation alert from you revives our faith in our prayers that compassion for the world is still needed, and shared.

In the month of December alone, Week of Compassion provided nearly $600,000 in emergency aid, enabling us to provide 22 responses in 5 states and over 14 countries around the world. Below is a glimpse of all the places your support enabled us to respond to in the last 3 months of 2016.

From all of us at Week of Compassion, thank you for your compassion and generosity. We are grateful for your partnership - together, we help shine the light of Christ's peace to the world. Thank you!

Photo: Paul Jeffrey          Six-year old Miriam, a refugee from Afghanistan, holds her stuffed toy duck as she embraces her little brother inside a refugee processing center in the Serbian village of Presevo, not far from the Macedonian border. Hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants--including many children--have flowed through Serbia in 2015, on their way from Syria, Iraq and other countries to western Europe. The ACT Alliance has provided critical support for refugee and migrant families here and in other places along their journey. *Parental consent obtained

Photo: Paul Jeffrey          Six-year old Miriam, a refugee from Afghanistan, holds her stuffed toy duck as she embraces her little brother inside a refugee processing center in the Serbian village of Presevo, not far from the Macedonian border. Hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants--including many children--have flowed through Serbia in 2015, on their way from Syria, Iraq and other countries to western Europe. The ACT Alliance has provided critical support for refugee and migrant families here and in other places along their journey. *Parental consent obtained

Fourth Quarter's Responses

DISASTER RELIEF AND EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

Africa
Nigeria, Refugee Response
Tanzania, Refugee Response
Uganda, Refugee Response

East Asia and the Pacific
Philippines, Typhoon Relief (2)

Latin America and the Caribbean
Cuba, Hurricane Relief
Ecuador, Earthquake Recovery
Haiti, Hurricane Relief (7)
Haiti, Ministerial Crisis and Stress

Middle East and Europe
Greece, Refugee Response (2)
Hungary, Refugee Response
Jordan, Refugee Response
Lebanon, Refugee Response
Serbia, Refugee Response
Syria, Internally Displaced Response (3)

North America
North America, Refugee Response
USA, Disaster Response
Florida, Hurricane Relief (4)
Iowa, Flood Relief
Kentucky, Fire Relief
Missouri (GKC), Local Church Disaster Recovery
New York, Winter Storm Recovery
North Carolina, Hurricane Relief (5)
Oklahoma, Spiritual and Emotional Support
South Carolina, Hurricane Relief (7)
Tennessee, Emergency Response
Virginia, Hurricane Relief
West Virginia, Fire Relief

 
DEVELOPMENT, LONG-TERM RECOVERY AND REHABILITATION

Africa
Africa, Community Health
Kenya, Children Education
Zimbabwe, Food Security

East Asia and the Pacific
Philippines, Livelihood Program
Latin America and the Pacific
Argentina, Food Security
Guatemala, Women's Empowerment
Paraguay, Food Security

Middle East and Europe
Egypt, Children Education
Israel/Palestine, Refugee Response
Israel/Palestine, Women and Youth Accompaniment
Israel/Palestine, Youth Empowerment and Just Peace
Jordan, Refugee Response
Lebanon, Refugee Response
Republic of Georgia, Children Empowerment
Serbia, Women's Literacy
Serbia, Youth Shelter

Southern Asia
Myanmar, Water Security