Hurricane Eta and Iota Relief - 080682 International Crisis Response

Hurricane Eta

As Nicaragua struggles to recover from two category-4 hurricanes in two weeks, Samaritan’s Purse has moved quickly to provide desperately needed physical and spiritual aid in Jesus’ Name.

The Central American nation (along with nearby Honduras) was pummeled in November by hurricanes Eta and Iota. They left behind catastrophic flooding and destroyed buildings, roads, crops, and infrastructure. At peak times, hurricane winds reached 250 k/hr. Thousands of people had to flee from their homes.

“I also lost my animals. I do not know how to recover, but God in Jesus Christ will help me,” —Maninia, a single mother of three

Canadian donations enabled Samaritan’s Purse and its Nicaraguan partners to utilize buses, trucks, and boats to evacuate hundreds of desperate people from flooded areas. This saved many lives. Samaritan’s Purse and our partners have also been providing emergency water, sanitation, food, and medicine.

As people have returned to their devastated communities, they have returned to destroyed houses and washed away crops and livestock. “It’s more damage than we’ve ever seen before,” said one of our partners on the ground. “People feel there is little hope.”

There is an immediate need for more shelter materials and for seeds and livestock to replace what was lost—people’s only sources of food and income.

Please join us in praying for the people of Nicaragua and Honduras, asking the Lord to open many doors to providing physical care and the hope of the Gospel to suffering people. And please link arms with us to help more struggling hurricane victims. “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2, ESV).

Hurricane Eta and Iota Relief - 080682 International Crisis Response

Your gift will enable Samaritan's Purse to provide desperately-needed physical and spiritual relief to families in hard-hit areas devastated by Hurricane Eta and Hurricane Iota.