Crisis & Disaster Response
When victims of war, poverty, disasters, disease, and famine cry out for help, Samaritan’s Purse is often the first to answer. We specialize in meeting critical needs 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 mobilize staff and volunteers to provide emergency aid when hurricanes, tornadoes, and other storms strike.
A storm or earthquake can leave survivors without the basics of daily life. When Samaritan’s Purse responds we often start by handing out needed supplies, including cooking utensils, hygiene items, blankets, a water bucket, and other essentials.
Families that live off the land are particularly vulnerable to floods, drought, or conflict that can destroy crops or force people from their homes. Samaritan’s Purse works in displacement camps around the world, distributing food staples such as rice, beans, corn meal, and cooking oil to hungry families. When disaster strikes, we provide emergency food kits that include rice, beans, soy meal, corn, salt, and cooking oil. More
During a disaster, hospitals and clinics are often overwhelmed by the increased number of patients, and their supplies are rapidly depleted. We equip facilities with critically needed medicines and supplies, and we also send supplies for mobile teams to reach people who have no other access to medical help.
People who have lost their homes face the threat of sickness and disease with greater exposure to the elements. Samaritan's Purse responds to many disasters by providing blankets, tents, and heavy-duty plastic sheeting to survivors. We often construct transitional shelters, giving families a place to live while they recover.
U.S. Disaster Relief
Samaritan's Purse dispatches our Disaster Relief Units and mobilizes and equips thousands of volunteers each year to provide emergency aid to victims of wildfires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. More