Our staff and local partners are meeting urgent needs in Hungary and other European countries where desperate families from the Middle East have fled.
Hundreds of thousands of refugees desperate to start new lives in the West have rapidly streamed through Europe, overwhelming certain nations along their path. It is the largest crisis of its kind in the region since the Second World War.
Many of these men, women, and children are in a mad scramble to transit through the Balkans and Hungary in search of better opportunities-sometimes exiting countries in less than 24 hours.
Samaritan’s Purse has deployed a multinational team of personnel to Hungary, Serbia, and other affected countries to meet the immediate needs of displaced people. We are supporting trusted, local Christian partners with the aim of facilitating as many intersections between them and refugees as possible, offering a variety of physical relief resources and the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
A typical route takes refugees-many from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan-by land or sea to Turkey and/or Greece, then through the Balkans and Hungary, and then onto Austria, Germany, the United Kingdom, or other northern European nations.
Many thousands of Syrians and Iraqis are still in Kurdistan, a relatively safe area in north Iraq, after fleeing for their lives from ISIS and the Syrian civil war. We are relying on generous Canadians like you to provide physical and spiritual help to these desperate people-everything from shelter materials to food, vocational training, and household supplies.