Press Releases

Samaritan’s Purse is an international relief and development organisation that works through local churches to proclaim and demonstrate the love of God amongst communities in need in countries across Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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Latest Press Release

Samaritan’s Purse Warns Diphtheria Outbreak Set to Escalate in Rohingya Camps 

The life-threatening infection can cause difficulty with breathing and is most often airborne. Up to 10% of those infected are likely to lose their life, and infection rates in the Bangladesh camps are rising fast.

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Samaritan’s Purse Flying Emergency Supplies To Caribbean 

Samaritan’s Purse is responding to help those in desperate need following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean.

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Samaritan’s Purse Shares It’s Hope For Rwanda 

Samaritan’s Purse has been working with churches across the country, helping them to rebuild and restore lives

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UK Church Shares Unconditional Love Around The World

Operation Christmas Child UK has confirmed that it has collected over 880,000 shoebox gifts in its latest campaign.

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An Emergency Call To Prayer – For The City Of Mosul

Samaritan’s Purse is calling on churches across the UK to take part in an emergency call to prayer for the Iraqi city of Mosul, ahead of the proposed offensive to retake the city from ISIS.

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Samaritan’s Purse Begins Response To  Hurricane Matthew

As Hurricane Matthew bears down on Haiti and The Caribbean, Franklin Graham announces that one of the world’s fastest responding disaster relief organisations is already on the ground.

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Spring Harvest and Samaritan’s Purse go local

Spring Harvest and Samaritan’s Purse are excited to announce they will be partnering together for a series of local events across the UK this autumn to celebrate all that is happening in local Church Unity and encourage greater unity nationally.

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An Appeal For Water, From The Newest Country On Earth
Samaritan’s Purse, the international disaster relief organisation headed by Franklin Graham, is urging supporters across the UK to ‘Turn on The Tap’ this month, in support of the world’s newest country South Sudan.
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Samaritan’s Purse Sends Disaster Response Specialists,Emergency Field Hospital to Ecuador

International Christian Relief Organization to Meet Emergency Needs Along Ecuador’s Northern Coast

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Samaritan’s Purse continues vital disaster response for flood victims in North of England

As much of the North of England was battered by torrential storms throughout December, causing widespread power cuts, road closures and significant damage to homes, Samaritan’s Purse quickly responded to help those most affected by the disaster.

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Spring Harvest & Samaritan’s Purse Announce Partnership

Easter event Spring Harvest and humanitarian organisation Samaritan’s Purse have announced a major partnership.

“We share a passion to combine practical action with spiritual outreach” said Spring Harvest CEO Peter Martin, “and this partnership will help Spring Harvest guests to connect with people and projects that capture that combination.”

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Samaritan’s Purse launch urgent appeal for Syrian refugees

As thousands of refugees are pouring into Europe each day, Samaritan’s Purse has launched an urgent appeal so that they can provide vital life-saving food, shelter and spiritual support to families and children in the most vulnerable circumstances.

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Samaritan’s Purse Sends Disaster Response Team, Medical Personnel and Relief Supplies to Help Nepal Earthquake Victims

Samaritan’s Purse teams are on the ground in Kathmandu, Nepal, where a deadly earthquake devastated the capital city on 25 April, leaving 5,500 people dead and 10,000 injured.

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Samaritan’s Purse Helps Cyclone Pam Victims

Samaritan’s Purse now has relief teams on the ground in the cyclone-ravaged South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. At least 11 are now confirmed dead in Vanuatu while thousands of others are homeless after the massive storm that hit over the weekend.

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Samaritan’s Purse Airlifts 90 Tonnes of Supplies to Fight Ebola

On 5th November, Samaritan’s Purse airlifts 90 tonnes of  90 tons of desperately needed supplies. These supplies include suits, gloves, masks and boots to help protect workers at Community Care Centres

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ISIS Victims to Receive Airlift of Desperately Needed Relief Supplies

On 13th October, Samaritan’s Purse airlifts 90 tonnes of aid to help Iraqi and Syrian families forced to flee homes The airlift will bring critical supplies to the region, including winter coats for children, blankets, warm socks, sleeping bags and shelter materials.

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Samaritan’s Purse Sends Doctor to Help Fight Ebola

Nathalie MacDermott, Cardiff-based doctor, returns to Liberia to help tackle spiralling Ebola outbreak

Alongside medical staff like Dr MacDermott travelling to Liberia, Samaritan’s Purse airlifted 100 tons of protective equipment and supplies to the country.

Dr MacDermott shares: “I consider it an honour and a privilege to be able to serve the Liberian people during this time of great need.  Whilst I am somewhat apprehensive, given the current situation, I am also excited to be a part of this effort and am looking forward to seeing the fruits of the hard work we will put in as a team in the coming months, believing that our work will not be fruitless and that we will see this epidemic come under control.”

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