What We Do
In disasters, wars and emergencies, children and families are often hardest hit. Samaritan’s Purse stands ready to respond at a moment’s notice to humanitarian crises around the world, bringing relief, comfort, physical help and life-saving, emergency aid to victims of war, famine, natural disaster, poverty and disease.
We pre-position supplies in warehouses strategically located around the world so we can quickly respond to crises. When disaster strikes, we deploy Disaster Assistance Response Teams comprised of experienced professionals trained in meeting the needs of disaster victims. And our fleet of aircraft are equipped to deliver emergency supplies and personnel anywhere in the world within twenty-four hours.
We have responded to devastating earthquakes in Haiti, Ecuador, and Nepal; typhoons in the Philippines; and to large-scale refugee crises in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. We have sent teams to fight infectious diseases such as Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We also deployed our Emergency Field Hospital to Italy, New York City, California and North Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic.