About 500 people have died and 250,000 have been displaced from their homes in Kenya in violence that has erupted since a disputed presidential election Dec. 27.
Compassion International, one of the world’s largest Christian child-development organizations, has 29 projects at the center of the chaos. Fifteen hundred Compassion families and children have been affected, but other details are sketchy.
Compassion Kenya reports that families and whole communities have been displaced by the turmoil, with property being destroyed, looted or vandalized. Compassion Kenya is providing medical aid and counseling while networking with other agencies to help families in areas outside the Compassion projects.