Updates from the Emergency Field Hospital in Iraq

January 25, 2017 • Iraq
Our field trauma hospital has now begun receiving patients injured during the battle to liberate Mosul.

See live updates from our team in Iraq as they begin to receive patients from Mosul and surrounding areas.

Samaritan’s Purse has sent an emergency field hospital equipped with an emergency room, two operating rooms, nearly 50 beds, and more than 70 staff to the Plains of Nineveh. We are treating injuries from gunfire, mortar rounds, and other explosives as many dozens are harmed daily in the conflict between Iraqi and coalition forces and ISIS militants in Mosul.

Particular needs include trauma/general surgeons, anesthesiologists, emergency medicine physicians, ward physicians, operating room nurses, intensive care unit nurses, laboratory technicians, and scrub technicians.

Northern Iraq Projects

See some of the latest images below as our hospital is now operational and receiving patients. We will be posting live updates as our staff members meet the needs of the hurting in Iraq. You can also go here to find out more about our multifaceted response to this humanitarian crisis.

Northern Iraq
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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