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Rohingya Refugees Receive Critical Surgical Care

Since August more than 620,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar, and many of these refugees are critically injured and in need of complex surgical procedures. We are helping to care for these desperate people by sending personnel and equipment to increase the capacity of Memorial Christian Hospital, our long-time partner in Bangladesh. Shanna’s…

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Samaritan’s Purse Airlifts Medical Equipment to Help Rohingya Refugees

As large groups of Rohingya refugees continue to flee from Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh, Samaritan’s Purse is extending our response to care for these desperate people in Jesus’ Name. On Dec. 10 our DC-8 plane landed in Bangladesh with 20 tons of surgical supplies and other medical equipment. The materials will help double the capacity…

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Local Churches Respond to Greece Refugee Crisis

Athanasios Charalampidis was born in northern Greece and raised in Athens. He has worked with Samaritan’s Purse in Greece since 2015 and leads a project that assists the persecuted church. Thousands of refugees from war-torn countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East have moved into Greece, presenting local churches with the opportunity to reach…

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Samaritan’s Purse Responding to Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Samaritan’s Purse has a disaster assistance response team (DART) on the ground to assist increasingly anguished Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh. Thousands leave each day. So far, more than 600,000 refugees have made the arduous journey to escape since late August. They arrive in the crowded, squalid camp along the border tired…

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Community Thrives in Refugee Camps

Blake Welch is the Samaritan’s Purse information and communications manager in South Sudan. It is rare to hear about South Sudan without words like crisis, hunger, or refugee attached to it. A desperate and seemingly hopeless situation has been unraveling for South Sudan since December 2013 when the nation, not yet three years old at…

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Care for Desperate Refugees

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One Million South Sudanese Refugees Now in Uganda

Over 1 million South Sudanese refugees have now fled to Uganda, escaping an armed conflict in their home country that has dragged on for years. Over the past 12 months an average of 1,800 men, women, and children have arrived each day in Uganda. The refugees arrive, most on foot, after walking for days or…

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Cash Grant Program Helps Refugees in Greece

Amy Kuhl is the information officer for Samaritan’s Purse in Greece. Arman, his wife, and four children live in an abandoned Greek naval academy that has been transformed into a government-run refugee site. They are waiting on legal papers and asylum decisions, unable to do much more than sit and wait. Arman and his family…

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South Sudanese Refugees Struggle to Rebuild in Uganda

Refugee Margaret Jerwa continues to offer up prayers for South Sudan, even while she lives in a Ugandan resettlement camp. “I pray that they will come to God,” she said. When South Sudan celebrated independence on July 9, 2011, the international community also celebrated the end of 25 years of bloody conflict with the country’s…

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How Samaritan’s Purse is Helping South Sudanese Refugees Find Hope in Uganda

The refugee crisis in Africa continues to grow every day. Increasing violence, conflict, and starvation has resulted in hundreds of thousands of people fleeing South Sudan, making it the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. More than 1.6 million South Sudanese, a 10th of the population, are seeking peace and security outside the country. The numbers…

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