As conflict continues to claim lives and disrupt society across Ukraine, Samaritan’s Purse is on the ground, providing aid in some of the hardest-hit areas. We are working together with local churches and partners to deliver food, provide freshwater, and rebuild bombed-out homes in eastern and southern Ukraine. We’re supplying wood stoves and cords of wood to help people survive yet another winter of war. As we go, we are sharing the Gospel and distributing copies of God’s Word with those we serve. We are also offering Biblically based trauma healing programs through our partners.
Samaritan’s Purse is also looking after the needs of children caught in the conflict, providing thousands of backpacks, complete with toys, a hat, and a booklet that tells them that God loves them. We’re also giving hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian boys and girls Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts along with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Since war erupted on Feb. 24, 2022, Samaritan’s Purse has also met a variety of urgent medical needs. Early on, we operated an Emergency Field Hospital in Lviv to help the millions displaced by conflict. Later that year, we ran a similar field hospital in a recently liberated area of eastern Ukraine. We are also providing medical training on an ongoing basis.
“Millions of Ukrainians are still suffering. … Their needs are more severe each day as they struggle to have enough food and basic necessities,” said Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham. “Samaritan’s Purse is committed to helping Ukraine. We established a country office there, and our team is working hard to bring relief in Jesus’ Name. Please join me in praying for peace in Ukraine and that the people we are serving will know that God loves them and has not forgotten them in this dark time.”