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Samaritan's Purse: Serving 8.7 million in Ukraine Response

Bringing physical and spiritual Aid to recently liberated areas in Ukraine.

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As the crisis in Ukraine continues to cause devastation and suffering to so many, Samaritan’s Purse has redeployed their Emergency Field Hospital to a recently liberated area in Ukraine. 

With developing needs in the country and existing resources and infrastructure under significant strain, the Ukrainian Ministry of Health asked Samaritan’s Purse to provide medical support to those areas where the need is greatest.

Since its opening on 3rd October, their facility has already seen hundreds of patients and performed critical surgeries, while their DC-8 aircraft continues to bring in medical supplies.

The Gift of Life

A mother, 7-months pregnant at the time, visited their Emergency Field Hospital because she had run out of pre-natal vitamins. She was terrified that her baby’s health was impacted as she had fled for safety. She cried tears of joy when Samaritan's Purse nurses found the baby’s heartbeat and let her know that he was continuing to grow healthy and strong. We praise God for stories of hope like this. Samaritan's Purse continues to work in cooperation with local partners to bring physical and spiritual aid to those who are hurting. 

Response So Far

Samaritan’s Purse continues to treat patients through an emergency outpatient medical facility in southwestern Ukraine.

In addition to their medical work, they are providing food and non-food items to suffering families in Ukraine. In partnership with local churches, they are transporting these urgently needed relief supplies to families suffering in areas impacted by conflict.

Samaritan’s Purse has served 8.7 million people throughout the first seven months of their response. They have distributed over 33,000 tonnes of food within Ukraine in partnership with the local church. Their water systems and newly constructed freshwater wells have provided more than 15 million litres of water to Ukrainians.

Thirty-one airlift missions have brought relief to those struggling inside Ukraine. Twenty-nine of these have been carried out through the Samaritan's Purse DC-8 cargo jet, bringing in hundreds of tonnes of relief items, including their Emergency Field Hospital, medical supplies, food, and hygiene kits.

Samaritan's Purse operated an Emergency Outpatient Clinic in central Ukraine and their Emergency Field Hospital in Lviv earlier this year; both closed in mid-June. Through these two facilities, they treated more than 5,000 patients—a large part of the more than 18,000 patients they've cared for thus far in Ukraine.

Who is Samaritan's Purse?

Samaritan's Purse is an international Christian relief organisation that works through local churches to proclaim and demonstrate the love of God amongst communities in need across the world.

Since 1970, they have responded to the physical and spiritual needs of individuals in crisis situations in more than 100 countries; especially in locations where few others are working, and they provide aid to victims of war, disease, disaster, poverty, famine and persecution.


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Please pray for the people of Ukraine, and for this conflict to end. Please also pray for the safety of Samaritan's Purse teams as they minister to hurting people in Jesus' Name.