International Disaster Relief
Meeting Ongoing Needs in Turkey
9 March 2023
SAMARITAN’S PURSE CONTINUES HELPING THOSE WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN UPENDED BY THE YEARLONG WAR IN 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 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.
Your gift today can help us provide a lifeline to a family that has lost everything, to help them get back on their feet.
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16 February 2023
On Feb. 10, 4 Australian medical professionals deployed to Turkey as part of Samaritan’s Purse’s Emergency Field Hosptial, they are currently working 12 hour shifts so help care for the earthquke victims and first responders needing aid.