Crisis & Disaster Response

When victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine cry out for help, Samaritan’s Purse is often the first to answer. We specialize in meeting critical needs for victims of war, disaster, famine, and epidemics in the world’s most troubled regions, often working through ministry partners already on the scene of a crisis. In the U.S., we quickly respond when hurricanes, tornadoes, and other storms strike, mobilizing staff and volunteers to provide emergency aid to disaster victims.

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Rescuers Lift Refugees to Safety

Families fleeing to Greece's shores rest in the gentle care of Samaritan's Purse staff who’ve come to aid them. Our teams are demonstrating the love of God in tangible ways to refugee families.

Crisis & Disaster Response

West Virginia Family Survives Flood

Carol Morningstar and her family were overwhelmed at the outpouring of love from Samaritan's Purse volunteers who helped them clean up after floodwaters ravaged West Virginia.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Relief Arrives After Terrifying Floods

Hundreds of Samaritan's Purse volunteers have converged on communities in West Virginia where homes were devastated by flash flooding. The clean up continues as volunteers, staff, and chaplains minister to homeowners in Jesus' Name.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Rushing to Help West Virginia

Samaritan's Purse volunteers are in West Virginia to help homeowners clean up after the region experienced its deadliest flooding in a century. Our teams are there to assist, to comfort, and do a good work in Jesus' Name.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Heartbreak in West Virginia

Samaritan's Purse staff is on the ground and in the air responding to the needs of communities devastated by deadly flooding in West Virginia. Please pray; you can also sign up to volunteer in Greenbrier County (http://spvolunteernetwork.samaritanspurse.org).

Crisis & Disaster Response

Loving Yazidis

Entire families who have fled from ISIS receive vocational training and medical care at a community center in Northern Iraq.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Pray for West Virginia

Deadly flooding has devastated communities in West Virginia. Samaritan's Purse is on the ground and in the air assessing the situation and ministering to homeowners in their time of need.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Hearts Poured Out

Samaritan's Purse volunteers came alongside homeowners to replace drywall, remove debris, and show the love of Jesus Christ after flooding again devastated parts of Houston. Darlene Mustard and her son were among those blessed by their service.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Unsettled

Refugees from Syria and other conflict-torn countries find themselves stuck in Greece. Samaritan's Purse, in coordination with the Greek government and international community, is there meeting critical needs for those who have no option but to remain. Our staff work and pray so these people will experience the love of God in Christ.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Wrestling for Life

Refugees at the Yida Camp in South Sudan retain their national pride and identity through the sport of wrestling. Samaritan's Purse has passionately served the Nuban people for many years, and we rejoice with them in their victories-both physical and spiritual.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Volunteers Bring Peace to Flooded Houston

After two floods in five weeks, Samaritan's Purse staff and volunteers help weary Texas residents.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Samaritan's Purse Returns to Houston After More Flooding

Staff and volunteers help Houston area homeowners in the aftermath of devastating storms.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Samaritan's Purse Provides Necessities to Earthquake Survivors

A team in Pedernales, Ecuador, is distributing tarps, hygiene kits, and water filters

Crisis & Disaster Response

Hands and Feet in Houston

Houston's historic flood left residents wondering where to turn for relief. Samaritan's Purse U.S. Disaster Relief teams quickly responded, bringing help and the hope of the Gospel.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Field Hospital Meets Needs in Ecuador

Samaritan's Purse has used its refurbished DC-8 cargo plane to transport an emergency field hospital to help the sick and injured in Ecuador. Dozens of staff are at work performing multiple operations daily to treat the hurting in Jesus' Name. Please pray for those affected by this disaster.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Stepping out in Faith

Samaritan's Purse is partnering with local churches to minister to hurting Houston homeowners in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Samaritan's Purse Responds to Flooding in Houston

Staff and volunteers rush to help devastated families in Texas

Crisis & Disaster Response

On the Way to Ecuador

Samaritan's Purse Vice President Ken Isaacs gives an update on our work in Ecuador as he travels there aboard our DC-8. Samaritan's Purse is airlifting an emergency field hospital to help treat the suffering following the April 16 earthquake.