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Typhoon Ketsana, which struck the Philippines on September 26, damaged more than 1,500 homes of Compassion-assisted children and families, and nearly 20 student centers were affected by the storm.*
Ketsana hit the Philippines on a Saturday, the day when registered children gather at the student centers. But on September 26 not many arrived at Marikina…

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Early in the morning of June 11, after months of heavy precipitation, the Cedar River poured into the streets of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The water quickly swallowed the city.

1,300 city blocks disappeared.
24,000 people were evacuated.
83 of Iowa’s 99 counties were declared disaster areas.
Nearly every river in Iowa flooded that week.

As I watched the…

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This is a true story about a young girl in one of Compassion’s child development centers in India.

Last summer, heavy rains poured into the village where 12-year-old Arpita lives.
The ground, already saturated from previous rains, left nowhere else for the waters to go … so the entire village flooded. Muddy water, one…

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