Updates from the Emergency Field Hospital in Iraq
January 4, 2017 •
Our Field Trauma Hospital has begun treating patients injured in the battle to liberate Mosul.

Airlift Brings Supplies to Emergency Field Hospital in Iraq

OUR DC-8 WAS LOADED WITH AID TO HELP THOSE SUFFERING AS A RESULT OF THE CONFLICT IN MOSUL. THIS INCLUDED WHEEL CHAIRS, CRUTCHES AND WALKING AIDS.

Samaritan’s Purse has airlifted relief supplies to northern Iraq, aboard our DC-8 aircraft. These supplies will benefit our emergency field hospital on the Plains of Nineveh.

We are treating those with severe wounds from mortar rounds, car bombs, and sniper fire. About two-thirds of patients arriving at the field hospital are critically injured and would probably not have survived the one-to two-hour drive to Erbil — the location of the closest trauma centre before ours opened.

More than 380 patients, from infants to an 84-year-old, have been treated at the emergency field hospital so far. Many are women and children. Since the facility opened, our medical team has performed more than 160 major surgeries.

Please pray for our staff and medical personnel as they care for hurting people. Pray that patients will see Jesus in us.

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Earlier scenes of the Emergency Field Hospital being set up

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Samaritan’s Purse has sent an emergency field hospital equipped with an emergency room, two operating rooms, nearly 50 beds, and more than 70 staff to the plains of Nineveh. There we anticipate treating injuries from gunfire, mines, and other explosives as many dozens are harmed daily in the conflict to liberate Mosul. Christian medical personnel are urgently needed for this response – click here to learn more about serving on our Disaster Assistance Response Team in Iraq.

The field hospital is up and running. Samaritan’s Purse staff and medical personnel are working to save lives of those severely injured in the conflict to liberate Mosul

Beds ready to receive patients.

A view inside the hospital before patients arrived.

Please pray for our staff and the medical personnel who are working hard to treat patients. Pray that the patients will experience Jesus’ love in a tangible way and that God would provide opportunities to share the Good News with hurting people.

Watch the video and read about our hospital dedication Am I still beautiful? A team member shares from our field hospital Read More About Samaritan’s Purse Relief Work In Northern Iraq

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Your donation will provide emergency assistance to refugees in northern Iraq, including those currently fleeing the city of Mosul. Any funds remaining, after this response, will be used by Samaritan’s Purse to provide critical life-saving assistance in other/future international disaster situations.

 

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