Crisis Continues in Ukraine

Food, Water, Shelter, Medical Care Provided to Millions

Ukraine Response

During well over a year of war in Ukraine, Samaritan's Purse has provided food, water, medical care, shelter materials, and more to over 9 million people.

As lives continue to be tragically torn apart by the conflict, we are bringing relief to hard-hit areas, including those close the fighting as well as sites of catastrophic destruction, such as the Kherson region. We are working through local churches and partners to restore flooded and bombed-out homes, in addition to providing other essentials like freshwater and food. All of our service is done in Jesus’ Name and along the way, we are distributing copies of God’s Word in Ukrainian to those we help.

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Since war erupted on Feb. 24, 2022, Samaritan's Purse has also met a variety of urgent medical needs. Early on, we operated an Emergency Field Hospital in Lviv to help the millions displaced by conflict. Later last year, we ran a similar field hospital in a recently liberated area of eastern Ukraine. We are also providing medical training on an ongoing basis.

Millions of Ukrainians are still suffering more than a year after the conflict began. Their needs are more severe each day as they struggle to have enough food and basic necessities, said Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham. Samaritan’s Purse is committed to helping Ukraine. We established a country office there, and our team is working hard to bring relief in Jesus’ Name. Please join me in praying for peace in Ukraine and that the people we are serving will know that God loves them and has not forgotten them in this dark time.

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“We're so grateful to Samaritan's Purse. They gave us hope. Now we feel like we're alive.”


Our brave church partners are delivering food, tarping roofs, and offering other urgently needed supplies deep within the conflict zone. Many of them also work with Samaritan's Purse through Operation Christmas Child. Together we distributed close to 500,000 gift-filled shoeboxes in Ukraine last year, with about 400,000 more to be delivered to children in need during 2023.

We've also sent thousands of children's backpacks to Ukraine aboard our DC-8 aircraft. Included inside are a soft bear that says “God Loves You” in their language on the front, plus crayons, a sketch pad, a knit hat, a ball, and a booklet in Ukrainian that tells them God loves them.

More than 7 million refugees from Ukraine have spread across Europe, the United States, Canada, and other countries worldwide. Aiding this migration, Samaritan's Purse has airlifted more than 260 people from Poland to Canada with our DC-8 aircraft. Many millions are also internally displaced due to the conflict.

*Names changed for security reasons.

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