Demonstrating God's Love to the Wounded in Mosul

June 2, 2017 • Iraq
Our medical team has treated more than 1,700 patients with traumatic injuries due to gunfire, land mines, mortar rounds, and other explosives.

Audio Stories from the Emergency Field Hospital in Mosul

Iraqi army and coalition forces continue to advance against ISIS insurgents, and the battle for Mosul is cruel and costly. It does not play favorites. Innocent children, mothers, and fathers are not just caught in the crossfire—they are targets of horrific violence.

Snipers take aim at civilians crawling out of their homes and trying to flee toward safety. Many are on the brink of freedom when a bullet finds its mark. Those who survive need immediate medical attention.

Samaritan’s Purse established an Emergency Field Hospital just outside of Mosul to meet the urgent need for medical care on the frontlines. Medical staff have treated more than 1,700 patients since the hospital opened in early January, and they’ve performed more than 900 major surgeries.

Life inside the hospital is marked by trauma, heartbreak, celebration, and mourning. About half of our patients are women and children. All victims of war receive medical care, including ISIS fighters.

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The audio story below features firsthand accounts from our staff who are serving at the Emergency Field Hospital. Azher* tells what it’s like working on the security team and being the first one to open the ambulance doors when it arrives at the hospital–never knowing who is on the other side or the severity of their injuries.

Nurse Katie Morales shares her experiences working in triage and the weight of making life-and-death decisions in a war zone.


The images below are all from the Emergency Field Hospital where our medical team is serving in Jesus’ Name. Please pray for our teams as they work to alleviate suffering and show Christian compassion to every patient.

*Name changed for security.

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Northern Iraq Projects After Qaraqosh, a Christian town in Iraq, was captured in 2014 by ISIS, terrorists drove out the believers, desecrated the church, and gutted or destroyed hundreds of houses. Now that Iraqi forces have liberated Qaraqosh from the death grip of Islamic militants, Christian families are eager to return to the places their ancestors have lived for centuries. They need our help to repair damage, replace doors, windows, and fixtures, and paint over ISIS graffiti as they reclaim their town in the Name of Jesus. Through the gifts and prayers of people like you, Samaritan’s Purse is helping Christian families resettle in the Plains of Nineveh, so that towns like Qaraqosh will once again be a light for the Gospel in the heart of the Middle East. Through a variety of additional projects in other areas of Iraq, we also continue to help meet the long-term physical and spiritual needs of impoverished families whose lives have been disrupted by violence over the past several years.

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