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International Disaster Relief

In disasters, wars and emergencies, children and families are often hardest hit. Samaritan’s Purse stands ready to respond at a moment’s notice to humanitarian crisis around the world, bringing relief, comfort, physical help and life-saving, emergency aid to victims of war, famine, natural disaster, poverty and disease.

What We Provide

Emergency Relief

A storm or earthquake can leave survivors without the basics of daily life. When Samaritan’s Purse responds, we often start by handing out essential supplies, including water, basic food supplies, cooking utensils, hygiene items, blankets and other necessary items.

Life-Saving Food

Families that live off the land are particularly vulnerable to floods, drought, or conflict that can destroy crops or force people from their homes. When disaster strikes, Samaritan’s Purse provides emergency food kits to hungry families with staples such as rice, beans, corn meal, and cooking oil.

Emergency Medicine

During a disaster, hospitals and clinics are often overwhelmed by the increased number of patients, and their supplies are rapidly depleted. We equip facilities with critically needed medicines and supplies, and we also send supplies for mobile teams to reach people who have no other access to medical help.

Emergency Shelter

People who have lost their homes face the threat of sickness and disease with greater exposure to the elements. Samaritan’s Purse responds to many disasters by providing blankets, tents, and heavy-duty plastic sheeting to survivors. We often construct transitional shelters, giving families a place to live while they recover.

Supplies

A storm or earthquake can leave survivors without the basics of daily life. When Samaritan’s Purse responds we often start by handing out needed supplies, including cooking utensils, hygiene items, blankets, water buckets, and other essentials.

Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has been responding to large and small-scale disasters around the world, providing critical, life-saving assistance to victims of war, famine, natural disaster, poverty and disease.

We are a global organisation and we are prepared to respond internationally. Samaritan’s Purse pre-positions supplies in warehouses strategically located around the world so we can quickly respond to crises.

When disaster strikes, we deploy Disaster Assistance Response Teams comprised of experienced professionals trained in meeting the needs of disaster victims. At International Headquarters in the USA, our Incident Management Team ensures that supplies are flowing and provides other support to our staff on the ground.

If you want to volunteer to be a part of our Disaster Relief team , please click here.


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