Help Earthquake Victims in Turkey

Emergency Field Hospital Up and Running; Relief Underway

  • We officially opened our Emergency Field Hospital in Antakya, Turkey, on Feb. 13 and received dozens of patients over the first few hours.
  • About 100 Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) staff are on the ground providing medical care and other relief, including shelter materials, solar lights, and other items.
  • Many tens of thousands are injured. The death toll exceeds 40,000 people.

  • Samaritan’s Purse has established a 52-bed Emergency Field Hospital in Turkey, accepting dozens of patients within hours of opening Feb. 13. The mobile hospital includes two emergency operating rooms and a pharmacy.

    About 100 staff are on the ground in Turkey as part of our DART, which includes doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel. Other disaster relief specialists are also providing communities with critical supplies such as tarps, blankets, and solar lanterns.

    If you are interested in joining our DART roster to be a part of these types of disaster responses, click here to apply.

    Our field hospital opened Feb. 13 and began receiving patients

    Our field hospital opened Feb. 13 and began receiving patients

    More than 40,000 people were killed and tens of thousands are injured in Turkey and Syria as homes and other buildings were toppled by massive earthquakes on Feb. 6.

    Samaritan’s Purse airlifted the mobile hospital and dozens of medical personnel to Turkey on Feb. 9 to address the urgent physical needs of families suffering in the wake of this natural disaster. Hospital components were then transported to Antakya in southern Turkey, historically known as Antioch. In this area, where believers were first called Christians, the tent hospital has been set up to include two emergency operating rooms and a pharmacy. Emergency relief supplies, including tarps, blankets, and solar lights, will also be delivered.

    This massive earthquake has devastated Turkey. Thousands of people were killed and hundreds of thousands have been left homeless and are searching for their loved ones. It is cold there and survivors are in shock—they need our help. We are responding to meet needs in Jesus' Name. Please pray for all those who are suffering.—Franklin Graham