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 the conflict

  • Samaritan’s Purse has served more than 9 million people throughout the first 11 months of this response. We have distributed over 100 million pounds of food within Ukraine in partnership with the local church. Our water systems and newly constructed freshwater wells have provided more than 30 million liters of water to Ukrainians.
  • More than 35 airlift missions have brought relief for those struggling inside Ukraine.
  • Samaritan’s Purse has provided wood stoves and firewood to 2,000 families to help them face electricity shortages in the winter weather.
  • 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 more than 35 airlifts—the vast majority 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 Hospitals, medical supplies, food, and hygiene kits. We continue to bring in new shipments of supplies nearly every other 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 600 pallets of medical supplies to more than 115 hospitals throughout Ukraine to assist in resupplying the local, strained health system. We are also training local healthcare professionals in burn care, intensive care unit services, and infection prevention and control.

We’ve also operated Emergency Field Hospitals in Lviv and a recently liberated area of Ukraine. These have since been turned over to the Ministry of Health for continued care of the Ukrainian people. Through our combined medical facilities, Samaritan’s Purse staff have treated more than 20,000 patients since the conflict began.

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