Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) is on the ground in Armenia, and we are responding in coordination with local church partners to help fleeing families.
More than 100,000 ethnic Armenians have fled the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The mass exodus, in cars and buses filing over the Hakari Bridge, marks the latest humanitarian crisis in the rugged Caucasus region.
A Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) is on the ground in Armenia, and we are working with local church partners to deliver relief as tens of thousands of displaced families arrive in need of shelter, food, water, and other relief. There are also medical needs as dozens of people were burned in a gas explosion.
Will you prayerfully consider a gift to support Armenian refugees and others facing crisis in the region?
October 7: Airlifting Supplies to Armenia
Australian Deploys to Armenia
Lilian, who is a Medical Information Officer, flew out of Cairns on the 7th of October as part of our Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to assist in the specialist Samaritan’s Purse medical team providing care for dozens of people burned in a recent gas explosion.
She has previously deployed with Samaritan’s Purse to multiple countries.
Keep Lilian and others in your prayers for safe passage and safety in the field as they head into the crisis zone.
Samaritan’s Purse has previously brought relief to this region, in response to war between Armenia and Azerbaijan in 2020. We used our DC-8 to airlift more than 20,000kg of emergency supplies to Armenia—including coats, boots, thermals, gloves, socks and beanies. A team of disaster response specialists also distributed winter kits, blankets, food, and more to over 8,000 displaced families. Additionally, mobile medical teams provided critical care to more than 500 patients.
Please pray for hurting families during this current crisis, for our church partners serving them, and for potentially overwhelmed host communities. Pray also that God would bring peace to this region of longstanding conflict.