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Crisis & Disaster Response

Ebola Memorial Cemetery Dedicated in Liberia

Foya, Liberia, is a large, rural community nestled between the borders of Guinea and Sierra Leone. It is the place where Ebola (EVD) first came to Liberia in March 2014. As the epicenter for the Liberian Ebola outbreak, the people of Foya intimately experienced the horrors of the disease, which infected 10,675 people and killed…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Why I Went Back to Liberia and Will Again

Bev Kauffeldt recently returned to Liberia to serve as the Ebola Response Lead for several weeks. She is married to Kendell, who serves as the Liberia Country Director. They are currently working from North America and desire to return home one day with their two sons. *Warning: Reading this blog may make you feel uncomfortable—I…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Putting Out the Fires of Ebola in Liberia

As Ebola infections continue to flare up across Liberia, Samaritan’s Purse is deploying small teams of courageous staff to train locals and provide them with the materials they need to stop the spread of the deadly disease in their villages. “We are seeing a decrease in cases in Monrovia, but the number of smaller outbreaks…

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Health & Medical Ministries

Ebola Free in Liberia

On March 27, 2014, the first case of Ebola was reported in Liberia. The months that followed were filled with fear and death. More than 9,500 people were infected, and 4,301 died from the disease. Samaritan’s Purse responded aggressively through the office that we’ve had in the country for more than a decade. During the…

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Our Ministry

Samaritan’s Purse Honored in Liberia

People walked the streets with joyful hearts, showed off new clothes, shared meals with their families, and enjoyed a day off work. It was July 26—independence day in Liberia. This year, the festivities seemed especially joyous as Liberians also celebrated the end of the unprecedented outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease that had plagued their nation.…

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Construction Projects

Medical Equipment Airlifted to ELWA Hospital in Liberia

Samaritan’s Purse airlifted medical supplies and equipment to the new ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, from Greensboro, North Carolina, on August 22. These supplies will help ready the hospital before its dedication ceremony on October 22. Samaritan’s Purse first began working on new facilities for ELWA Hospital in 2011 when Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham…

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Women's Programs

Faithful in Liberia

Ben O’Neil is the maternal and child health program manager for Samaritan’s Purse in Liberia. Am I wrong about the underlying presumptions I’m operating from? That’s the terrifying question every scientist asks him/herself when the observed results don’t match their hypothesis. It’s terrifying because it means that you’re not only wrong about how something happens…

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Our Ministry

Sampson and Greta Van Susteren Return to Liberia!

After receiving life-changing surgery in the United States—thanks to Mayo Clinic and Greta Van Susteren—a 16-year-old named Sampson has returned home to Liberia aboard our DC-8 and was received with much praise and thanksgiving. Samaritan’s Purse staff in Liberia and the United States were also instrumental in bringing healing—physical and spiritual—to this young man. It…

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Discipleship, Education & Training

Sports Ministry Brings Liberian Children Health and Healing

Kumba, 17, still has bullet fragments in her leg from when she was shot at age 10; she also has many emotional wounds caused by the husband who abandoned her and the death of her newborn two years ago. But these difficulties fade for a little while as she learns to laugh and play again—without…

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Our Ministry

A Heart for Liberia

Staff members are competing at the Liberia Marathon and 10k to raise money through Team Samaritan’s Purse

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