Samaritan's Purse to Deploy an Emergency Field Hospital and Critical Aid to Turkey After Devastating Earthquakes

Boone, N.C., Feb. 08, 2023—Samaritan's Purse is responding to the deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated Turkey and Syria on Feb. 6. Hours later these countries were rocked by another 7.5-magnitude earthquake—killing more than 11,000 people and injuring thousands more. Search and rescue efforts are still underway. Samaritan's Purse immediately mobilized disaster response specialists and began to position relief supplies for rapid deployment.

Samaritan's Purse is preparing to deploy approximately 75 Disaster Assistance Response Team members and an Emergency Field Hospital—equipped with 52 patient beds, a pharmacy and 2 operating rooms—to Turkey along with critically needed supplies, such as hygiene items and tarp to aid families in the hardest-hit areas.

“This massive earthquake has devastated Turkey. Thousands of people were killed and hundreds of thousands have been left homeless and are searching for their loved ones. It is cold there and survivors are in shock—they need our help,” dijo Franklin Graham, presidente de Samaritan's Purse. “We are responding to meet needs in Jesus' Name. Please pray for all those who are suffering.”

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Con base en Boone, Carolina del Norte, Samaritan's Purse responde, en el nombre de Jesús, a las necesidades físicas y espirituales de las personas en situaciones de crisis, especialmente en lugares donde no hay personas ayudando. Liderada por su Presidente y Director Ejecutivo Franklin Graham, Samaritan's Purse trabaja en más de 100 países para proveer ayuda a las víctimas de guerra, enfermedad, desastre, pobreza, hambruna y persecución. Para más información, visítanos en: