Crisis In the Ukraine

Samaritan’s Purse is providing food and non-food items to suffering families in Ukraine while airlifting medical supplies into the country as fighting rages on. In partnership with churches in Ukraine, we are transporting these urgently needed relief supplies to families suffering in areas impacted by conflict.

  • Samaritan’s Purse has served more than 1.5 million people throughout the first four months of this response. We have distributed nearly 7,000 metric tons of food within Ukraine in partnership with the local church.
  • Twenty airlift missions have brought relief for those struggling inside Ukraine.
  • More than 7 million refugees from Ukraine have spread across Europe, the United States, Canada, and other countries worldwide. Many millions are also internally displaced due to the conflict

Through 20 airlifts—18 of which were carried out through our DC-8 cargo jet—Samaritan’s Purse has transported hundreds of tons of relief items, including our Emergency Field Hospital, medical supplies, food, and hygiene kits. We continue to bring in new shipments of supplies nearly every week and are working in close partnership with churches in Ukraine to get these items to communities where the need is urgent.

Specifically, through our Medical Airlift Program, we have transported more than 170 metric tons of medical supplies to Ukraine to assist in resupplying the local, strained health system.

Pastor Anatoly, a member of a Samaritan’s Purse church partner, is one of the many faithful believers actively involved in moving food and other critical supplies throughout Ukraine.

Also in June, Samaritan’s Purse concluded its operation in Moldova where we were able to care for thousands of people through food distributions, medical care, and by providing desperately needed items such as mattresses, blankets and hygiene supplies.

Samaritan’s Purse has a partner network of more than 3,000 churches in Ukraine and neighbouring Moldova. As conflict erupted, we were in the process of distributing 600,000 Operation Christmas Child gift-filled shoeboxes in Ukraine.

Thousands of backpacks are headed to children in Ukraine

Over the past months, we’ve sent thousands of children’s backpacks to Ukraine aboard our DC-8 aircraft. Included inside are a soft bear that says “God Loves You” in their language on the front, plus crayons, a sketch pad, a knit hat, a ball, and a booklet in Ukrainian that tells them God loves them.

“Please join me in praying for the people of Ukraine and for this conflict to end quickly.”

Franklin Graham