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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Samaritan's Purse Provides Necessities to Earthquake Survivors

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

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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.

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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.

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Samaritan's Purse Responds to Flooding in Houston

Staff and volunteers rush to help devastated families in Texas

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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.

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Airlift To Ecuador

Samaritan's Purse is using its DC-8 to transport an emergency field hospital to earthquake-stricken Ecuador. We will be treating the hurting there in Jesus' Name.

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Samaritan's Purse at Work After Ecuador Quake

Samaritan's Purse has staff on the ground and more on the way in response to the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that recently hit Ecuador. Working in Jesus' Name to meet medical, water, and shelter needs, we will be helping tens of thousands of hurting people affected by this disaster.

Crisis & Disaster Response

A Hearty Texas Thank-You

Overwhelmed by how our volunteers invested in their lives and cleaned up their home, a family shows their gratitude.

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Tears of Joy in Louisiana

A West Monroe homeowner gives thanks to God for bringing Samaritan's Purse volunteers to help her and her mother after their homes flooded.

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An Answer to Prayer

A Texas community flooded by more than 20 inches of rain receives a much-needed answer to prayer as Samaritan's Purse staff and volunteers assist devastated homeowners.

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A Helping Hand in Deweyville, Texas

Samaritan's Purse seeks volunteers and prayers as we help people affected by devastating floods

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Blessed to Be a Blessing

A group of Samaritan's Purse volunteers, affected by earlier disasters—Katrina and Sandy, recently helped a couple in Louisiana recover after rains flooded their home.

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Angels in Disguise

Samaritan's Purse volunteers assist 77-year-old Dorothy Etier after flooding damaged her West Monroe, Louisiana, home.

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Responding to Torrential Floods

Samaritan's Purse is on the ground in Louisiana helping flood victims recover.

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Sharing God's Love

Samaritan's Purse volunteers demonstrate the love of Christ to a family whose home was devastated by the Missouri floods.

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Helping Nepal Survive the Winter

Samaritan's Purse teams are distributing 50 tons of winter survival supplies in the remote villages of Nepal. Thousands of families are still desperate for assistance after losing their homes in the April 2015 earthquake.

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Relief Reaches Nepalis

Samaritan's Purse Vice President Ken Isaacs describes the situation as Nepalis receive desperately needed items to help them survive the winter.