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International Crisis Response



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What We Do

When victims of war, poverty, disasters, disease, and famine cry out for help, Samaritan’s Purse is often the first to answer. We specialise in meeting critical needs in the world's most troubled regions, often working through ministry partners already on the scene of a crisis. We pre-position supplies in warehouses strategically located around the world so we can quickly respond to crises, including a warehouse right here in the UK.

When disaster strikes, our fleet of aircraft are equipped to deliver emergency supplies and personnel anywhere in the world within twenty-four hours, and we deploy Disaster Assistance Response Teams comprised of experienced professionals trained in meeting the needs of disaster victims.

Learn more about our DART.

Support In Crisis

Support our responses to humanitarian crises around the world. Your gift can help us provide warm blankets, buckets with water filters, cooking utensils, soap, and other daily essentials to give a lifeline to a family that has lost everything, and help them get back on their feet.

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See The Impact

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“This humanitarian aid is a big help for our village. We simply wouldn’t survive without it.”

Natasha, emergency food recipient in Ukraine

How We Help

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Emergency Relief

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.

Emergency Medicine

Quality healthcare is crucial in the days following a disaster. We stock hospitals and clinics with medicines and supplies, and we also send fully equipped mobile medical teams to reach people who have no other access to medical help.

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Sudan food distribution

Life-Saving Food

After a disaster, food and water can mean the difference between life and death. We provide emergency food kits that include staples such as rice, beans, soy meal, corn, salt, and cooking oil.

Emergency Shelter

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.

shelter tents in Turkey

Give to International Crisis Response

Your gift for international crisis response can ensure that our teams immediately respond to global crises and help desperate families, many of whom have lost everything.


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