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50 Years of Ministry

Surgical Teams Provide Life-Changing Operations

Being born with a cleft lip in South Sudan usually means a lifetime of shame. Many people in the country believe that the facial deformity is the result of a curse and treat those with a cleft lip as outcasts. Samaritans Purse began a cleft lip and palate surgical project in 2011 to send volunteer…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Warrior Mothers Grateful for Help in Colombia

In Colombia, Samaritan’s Purse is helping hundreds of mothers each month as we run a medical clinic, a food distribution program, and shelters for those on the move. Most of the women we help are Venezuelan migrants. Though their circumstances may be trying and painful, these women are undaunted, attempting to provide for their children…

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Operation Christmas Child

A Young Girl in Ecuador Shares Her Amazing Testimony

Iglesia Nueva Generación in Cutuglagua, Ecuador, was predominantly a congregation of adults until they got involved with Operation Christmas Child. But when they coordinated an outreach event for children in June 2021, they were glad to see youngsters coming to the church, said volunteer Maria Yucailla. The event was successful and followed local health guidelines…

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Health & Medical Ministries

Cleft Lip Project Celebrates 10 Years in South Sudan

People in the village told the young mother to toss her newborn daughter into the nearby river. They said both the child and family were cursed and would always be despised. But Dakeech believed her daughter, Nyani, to be a precious gift from God. She refused to end Nyani’s life because she was born with…

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Women's Programs

Samaritan’s Purse Clinic Provides Expectant Mothers Needed Medical Care in Colombia

Many of the mothers-to-be who visit the Samaritan’s Purse maternal health clinic in Puerto Santander, Colombia, suffer signs of malnutrition as they and their families struggle to make ends meet. A majority of the women are Venezuelans who’ve fled their homeland in recent years and are trying to start a new life in the nation…

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Animals, Agriculture & Livelihoods

Restoring Families and Futures with New Livelihoods

A Father’s Struggle Considered the poorest family in their village, Chheng and his loved ones were often looked down upon by the community. For Chheng, a husband and father to nine children, the need to provide a stable income was dire, but finding a good job in rural Cambodia seemed impossible. “My family was so…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Working in Oklahoma After Storms; Finishing Well in Texas

Heavy hail and violent winds wreaked havoc on the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area, leaving hundreds of neighborhoods without power and thousands of homeowners with looming questions on what is next. In the wake of this disaster, Samaritan’s Purse volunteers and support staff are on the ground providing relief to those most in need through home repairs…

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Animals, Agriculture & Livelihoods

Seeds of Love and Hope

Jean Tisu was finally able to walk in peace as he strolled the rows of beautiful cabbages in his high rubber boots. “The life of a displaced person due to war is not good at all,” Jean said. “We were chased away from our homes. When we arrived here, we had a hard life.” Jean…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Mobile Medical Unit Serving War-weary Ukraine

Samaritan’s Purse recently launched a mobile medical unit (MMU) to bring much needed healthcare to residents living in the embattled areas of Ukraine. Comprised of five Ukrainian doctors and nurses as well as a driver and a chaplain, the team delivers medical care to 35 patients a day, on average, treating conditions including high blood…

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Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

A Water Engineer’s Life

Amanda Patterson is a communications intern for Samaritan’s Purse in Niger. One of the most remarkable things about interning abroad in a place where life is not always easy is being able to watch and learn from the staff. Some of these people have lived in their respective countries for a number of years, committing…

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