CRISIS IN UKRAINE
INTERNATIONAL CRISIS RESPONSE
Samaritan’s Purse stands ready to respond at a moment’s notice whenever and wherever disaster strikes. We specialize in meeting critical needs for victims of conflict, disaster, famine, and epidemics throughout the world, often working through ministry partners on the ground. We provide food, water, shelter, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Emergency Field Hospital Airlifted; Please Continue to Pray for Ukraine
- Phase 1 of our Emergency Field Hospital was airlifted March 4.
- Our disaster response specialists are in Poland, Romania, and Moldova.
- More than 1 million refugees have fled Ukraine.
On Friday, March 4, our DC-8 cargo plane airlifted the initial phase of a 30-bed Emergency Field Hospital along with Disaster Assistance Response Team members—including doctors, nurses, and logistics and set-up personnel. Once the plane lands in Poland, the field hospital will then be transported overland to Ukraine where it will provide specialized trauma care to people affected by the conflict.
The field hospital is equipped with an operating room (providing up to 10 surgeries per day), an ICU, an emergency room, a pharmacy, and it has its own water and sanitation system. Operated by more than 50 staff (medical and non-medical), the facility can care for as many as 100 patients a day.
Responding to the Crisis in Ukraine
Samaritan’s Purse is responding to growing needs in Eastern Europe as fighting continues in Ukraine. More than 1 million refugees have fled the conflict. We have Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) members on the ground, and a 30-bed Emergency Field Hospital has been deployed with medical and non-medical personnel.