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Guatemala Volcano Response

Samaritan’s Purse providing shelter, food, and more to Guatemala volcano victims

Samaritan’s Purse is coming to the aid of Guatemalans who have fled for their lives to escape an erupting volcano.

Samaritan's Purse staff are on the ground praying and encouraging families, as well as distributing emergency supplies.

Samaritan’s Purse staff are on the ground praying and encouraging families, as well as distributing emergency supplies.

“This is a very difficult and frightening situation as some people have lost family members and many have been displaced,” said David Bock, Samaritan’s Purse Canada’s international disaster response manager. “We’re assessing the damage, and working with partners in Guatemala to provide compassionate, coordinated assistance.”

Authorities say at least 110 people are dead and nearly 200 are missing. More than 12,000 have been evacuated since the Volcán de Fuego (Volcano of Fire) began erupting on Sunday, June 3. So far, 2,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed by mud, rocks, and volcanic ash. Entire villages near the volcano have been buried.

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Samaritan’s Purse, through local partners, is distributing emergency shelter, food, hygiene kits, and chemical filtration masks (due to the volcano’s toxic gases).

In recent years, Samaritan’s Purse donors have enabled the non-profit Christian relief and development organization to help victims of a wide variety of natural disasters around the world, including the 2017 hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean; the 2015 earthquake in Nepal; Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013; the 2011 earthquake/tsunami in Japan; and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

In Canada, Samaritan’s Purse is currently assisting flood victims in New Brunswick and British Columbia. The organization also helped after 2017 floods in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec; the catastrophic 2016 wildfire in Fort McMurray; and the 2013 floods in Calgary and other parts of southern Alberta.

Nearly 200 people are still missing after the Fuego Volcano erupted in Guatemala. Samaritan's Purse is assisting people in desperate need in Jesus' Name. Samaritan’s Purse, through local partners, is distributing emergency shelter, food, hygiene kits, and chemical filtration masks (due to the volcano’s toxic gases).

Nearly 200 people are still missing after the Fuego Volcano erupted in Guatemala. Samaritan’s Purse is assisting people in desperate need in Jesus’ Name. Samaritan’s Purse, through local partners, is distributing emergency shelter, food, hygiene kits, and chemical filtration masks (due to the volcano’s toxic gases).

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