Syrian Crisis Relief Press Kit

Thousands of Syrian families fled extreme violence in their home country—crossing the border and seeking to resettle in northern Iraq. Samaritan's Purse is distributing critical aid, hygiene kits, warm blankets and clothing in Iraq to meet the immediate needs of hurting families and assist them as they prepare for the upcoming winter.

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Iraq, Nov. 2019

Fires have become a common hazard in the Bardarash refugee camp as families cook and heat their tents using kerosene. Several tents in the camp have burned down. Samaritan’s Purse has distributed more than 700 fire extinguishers to help prevent the issue.

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Iraq, Nov. 2019

Families use kerosene to cook and heat their tents—resulting in several fires in Bardarash refugee camp. Samaritan’s Purse distributed more than 700 fire extinguishers to help prevent future fires.

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Iraq, Nov. 2019

Families use kerosene to cook and heat their tents—resulting in several fires in Bardarash refugee camp. Samaritan’s Purse distributed more than 700 fire extinguishers to help prevent future fires.

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Iraq, Nov. 2019

More than 10,000 displaced peoples are living in Bardarash refugee camp in Iraq. Samaritan’s Purse worked to provide critical relief supplies, hygiene kits, and cold weather items to families in need as they seek to resettle in northern Iraq.

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Iraq, Nov. 2019

More than 780 water storage tanks have been installed at Bardarash refugee camp. Samaritan’s Purse aided hurting families by providing access to clean water.

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Iraq, Nov. 2019

Disaster response specialists aided displaced families in northern Iraq by providing emergency relief supplies—including fire extinguishers to help prevent kerosene fires in the camp’s tents.

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Iraq, Nov. 2019

The international Christian relief organization cared for displaced families at Bardarash refugee camp. Disaster response specialists installed water tanks and rehabilitated latrines—restoring dignity and providing access to clean water.

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Greensboro, NC Nov. 2019

Samaritan's Purse airlifted 20+ tons of critical relief supplies on its DC-8 aircraft to aid Syrian refugees in Iraq.

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Greensboro, NC Nov. 2019

The international Christian relief organization deployed its DC-8 cargo aircraft stocked with critical relief supplies to aid displaced Syrian families.

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Greensboro, NC Nov. 2019

Samaritan's Purse deployed its DC-8 aircraft carrying more than 20 tons of emergency relief supplies to aid some 18,000 displaced families in northern Iraq.

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Iraq, Nov. 2019

Samaritan's Purse landed its DC-8 cargo plane in northern Iraq with more than 20 tons of emergency relief supplies to help thousands of displaced families as they prepare for winter.

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Iraq, Nov. 2019

The Samaritan's Purse DC-8 cargo plane carried water filters, tarp for emergency shelter and children’s winterization kits including coats, boots, and gloves to aid some 18,000 people.

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Iraq, Nov. 2019

On November 11, the Samaritan's Purse DC-8 aircraft landed with more than 20 tons of critical relief supplies in northern Iraq to assist displaced families as they prepare for winter. The cargo plane delivered water filters, tarp for emergency shelter, and children’s winterization kits—including coats, boots, and gloves.

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Iraq, Oct. 2019

Samaritan’s Purse distributed hygiene kits and warm blankets to help displaced Syrian families in norther Iraq.

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Iraq, Oct. 2019

More than 10,000 Syrian refugees are now living at the Bardarash Refugee Camp in northern Iraq.

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Iraq, Oct. 2019

Samaritan’s Purse continues to meet the critical needs of Syrian families at the Bardarash Refugee Camp—assisting those who have fled into northern Iraq due to extreme persecution and violence in their homeland.

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Iraq, Oct. 2019

In the Bardarash Refugee Camp, Samaritan’s Purse disaster response specialists are repairing hundreds of latrines to promote better hygiene while providing emergency relief to hundreds of families.

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Iraq, Oct. 2019

More than 100,000 Syrian Kurds fled extreme violence and persecution in their homeland. Samaritan’s Purse aided thousands of displaced families in northern Iraq—letting them know that God loves them and they are not alone.

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Iraq, Oct. 2019

Samaritan’s Purse aided thousands of Syrian refugees in northern Iraq. Many women and children are seeking relief from extreme persecution brought on by Turkey’s early October invasion into northern Syria.

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Iraq, Oct. 2019

Samaritan’s Purse disaster response specialists work to distribute emergency relief supplies such as warm blankets and hygiene kits as displaced Syrian families prepare for the upcoming winter.

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Iraq, Oct. 2019

The international Christian relief organization remains one of the few organizations on the ground providing relief to the affected region.

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Iraq, Oct. 2019

Samaritan’s Purse provides emergency relief to displaced families in northern Iraq.

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Iraq, Oct. 2019

Disaster response specialists distribute emergency relief supplies to help displaced Syrian families in northern Iraq as they face winter conditions.

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Press Releases
Nov. 11

Samaritan's Purse Airlifts 20+ Tons of Critical Relief Supplies to Aid Syrian Refugees

Samaritan's Purse is providing emergency relief to Syrian refugees in Iraq and internally displaced people (IDPs) in NE Syria. Read full Press Release

Approved Quotes
  • Franklin Graham

    Nov. 2019

    “Thousands of Syrian refugees have fled devastating circumstances only to be met with harsh winter conditions as they arrive in northern Iraq. At Samaritan's Purse, we're called to go into difficult areas of war, famine and crisis to bring relief, but most importantly to bring God's comfort and love to hurting people” said Franklin Graham, Please pray for God's comfort as families have left everything they know and for our teams as they bring critical relief to families who are suffering.”

  • Ken Isaacs

    Nov. 2019

    “In response to an armed invasion from Turkey, thousands of families fled persecution and violence, migrating into northern Syria and Iraq. Samaritan’s Purse wants to do all that we can to help families who are suffering” said Ken Isaacs, vice president of programs and government relations for Samaritan's Purse. “Our disaster response team is focused on providing warm clothing to children, emergency shelter material and clean water to overwhelmed families as they seek refuge and prepare for winter.”

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