International Disaster Relief

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  • Ukraine 2023

    By partnering with local churches in Ukraine, Samaritan’s Purse distributed over 100 million pounds of food and other emergency relief supplies to people suffering from the conflict.

  • Antakya, Turkey 2023

    This infant is one of over 8,000 patients who were treated in the Emergency Field Hospital after the catastrophic earthquake.

  • Acapulco, Mexico 2023

    Hurricane Otis quickly turned into a Category 5 Hurricane with 165mph winds that damaged 270,000 homes and took the lives of dozens of people. Samaritan’s Purse responded to help with providing food, clean water, and helping secure tarps on scores of damaged roofs in the mountain communities surrounding Acapulco.

  • Acapulco, Mexico 2023

    Thousands of people were affected by what is noted as the strongest hurricane to strike the eastern Pacific. Samaritan’s Purse distributed critically needed items and installed several clean water points to help hard-hit communities recover.

  • Acapulco, Mexico 2023

    Samaritan’s Purse sent multiple airlifts to Mexico to bring much needed relief items to the communities impacted by Hurricane Otis. Pictured, the 757 cargo aircraft being off-loaded in Mexico City.

  • Yerevan, Armenia 2023

    Samaritan’s Purse sent medical teams specializing in burn treatment to Armenia to help overwhelmed hospitals treating dozens of burn victims of a tragic gas explosion that occurred in Nagorno-Karabakh while thousands of refugees were fleeing.

  • Yerevan, Armenia 2023

    Samaritan’s Purse sent two DC-8 cargo planes full of relief supplies—including hygiene kits, blankets, school supplies, kitchen kits and other critically needed items—that were distributed to thousands of ethnic Armenian refugees with the help of local churches.

  • Central Ukraine, 2022

    Samaritan's Purse water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) specialists installed water filtration systems throughout Ukraine, producing millions of liters of clean water to help families impacted by the conflict.

  • Eastern Ukraine, 2022

    Thousands of patients were treated by Samaritan's Purse medical staff during the crisis in Ukraine throughout 2022.

  • Poland, 2022

    As millions of people fled Ukraine at the beginning of the conflict, Samaritan's Purse responded to provide emergency relief and spiritual care.

  • Haiti, 2021

    After a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, Samaritan's Purse deployed 110 tons of relief supplies—including an Emergency Field Hospital and community water filtration systems—to Haiti on four DC-8 flights.

  • Germany, 2021

    Samaritan's Purse responded to unprecedented flooding in Germany's Rhineland Pfalz region after heavy rainfall caused the Ahr River to overflow. Thousands of local volunteers aided impacted families by salvaging personal belongings and mudding out homes and businesses.

  • Haiti, 2021

    After a deadly earthquake struck Haiti in August of 2021, Samaritan's Purse installed two community water filtration systems to quickly provide a sustainable source of clean water in the aftermath of the disaster.

  • Haiti, 2021

    After a devasting 7.2 magnitude earthquake stuck the southern coast of Haiti, Samaritan's Purse distributed tarps, provided clean water, and established an Emergency Field Hospital to meet immediate needs on the ground.

  • Haiti, 2021

    In the wake of the devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the southern coast of Haiti, Samaritan's Purse deployed a team of disaster assistance response specialists to respond to emergency physical and spiritual needs.

  • Philippines, 2021

    When Super Typhoon Rai tore through the southern islands of the Philippines and displaced hundreds of thousands of families, Samaritan's Purse responded with food, water kits, shelter materials, and other relief supplies.

  • Honduras, 2020

    After Hurricane Eta wreaked havoc on families in Honduras, Samaritan's Purse airlifted an Emergency Field Hospital to treat critical medical needs among families impacted by the storm. Additionally, emergency shelter material, water filters, and hygiene kits were provided to affected communities.

  • Cremona, Italy

    Intensive Care Unit nurse Jessica Lutz treats critically ill patients in Cremona, Italy during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, 2020.

  • Abaco, Bahamas 2019

    Disaster response specialists distributed more than 16,000 tarps to families affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

  • Mozambique, 2019

    The Samaritan's Purse DC-3 allows critical relief supplies to be delivered to families in even the hardest-to-reach areas of Mozambique.