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Crisis & Disaster Response

Samaritan’s Purse Airlifts, Distributes Relief to Help Evacuees from Afghanistan

Samaritan’s Purse recently deployed our DC-8 cargo jet loaded with 19 tons of medical kits, hygiene kits, blankets, and other critical items to assist those who have been evacuated from Afghanistan. The much-needed supplies are now being distributed in the region to those in great distress. The plane also carried members of our disaster assistance…

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Warmly Welcoming Those Who’ve Fled Afghanistan

“Seeing our children play with toys is the first happy day we’ve had in a long time,” said the Afghan father, his eyes wistful as he watched his little ones. This weary family was just one of countless others who experienced firsthand what most of the world only saw in shocking photos and broadcasts back…

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Today! Please Pray for the People of Afghanistan

Thousands of people, including up to 15,000 Americans, are desperately trying to escape from Afghanistan after the country’s fall to the Taliban. With the Taliban blocking access to the airport and all exit routes, this is a life-or-death situation for Christians and other religious minorities, and all those who worked with or for America over…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Afghan Translator Joins Others on Path Toward Healing

Miriam* left Afghanistan in the middle of the night. She stopped only to say goodbye to her family before she began a journey to an unknown future. As she crossed the threshold of her childhood home one last time, she left behind everything that she knew and loved—including her family and her career as a…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Disaster Response Team Serves Afghan Evacuees in Albania

John Silkman, a U.S. military veteran who served in Afghanistan, watched with the world in August as tens of thousands of families desperately fled the Taliban’s return to power. He saw the people clinging to aircraft and climbing over walls; and his heart ached to once again help the Afghan people. God gave him that…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Southeast Church Among First to Welcome an Afghan Family

The children run to greet them with a slew of hugs and smiles before they even get the door open all the way. They’re so excited to welcome the team and to see what surprises the day will bring. They might share a meal together, go to the grocery store, visit the park, or shop…

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Helping Afghan Evacuees

Samaritan’s Purse is partnering with U.S. churches to help Afghan evacuees make a new home in our country. Our Afghan Resettlement Program matches families in need with local church sponsors who welcome them into their communities. Churches help with cultural orientation, housing, transportation, English learning, and more. In addition, we continue to provide various forms…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Caring for Afghan Evacuees in Transition

The invigorating feel of a fresh haircut or a new dress. The fun of kicking around a soccer ball or flying a kite. The confidence of being seen by a medical professional. A Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) is providing all of these experiences and more to Afghanistan evacuees at a transit center…

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Discipleship, Education & Training

In Honor of America’s Heroes

Wednesday was the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York City, at the Pentagon, and aboard United Airlines Flight 93. Since the attacks, nearly 5,300 U.S. military personnel have been killed in action and more than 51,000 have been wounded. Operation Enduring Freedom, which…

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Growing Toward Hope in Alaska

Marine Captain Ray Penny and his wife, Maggie, carried their own fly fishing gear to Alaska. Using their rods again reminded them of the “old days”—before kids, before the military, before so many difficulties. You could tell from his casting in the Tanalian River that Ray knew what he was doing. Maggie, his wife, was…

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