Franklin Graham Meets with Samaritan’s Purse Team in Ukraine

March 28, 2022 • Ukraine

Work continues as fighting rages in Eastern Europe.

Responding to the Crisis in Ukraine

Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse, traveled to Ukraine this past weekend to meet with our teams who have been at work there since the early stages of the conflict.

Samaritan’s Purse has around 170 staff members on the ground in the region, including doctors, nurses, lab techs, logisticians, and many others. Inside Ukraine, we are operating our Emergency Field Hospital on the outskirts of Lviv as well as three additional medical points. These three outpatient facilities are: a 24-hour clinic at the train station in Lviv, another clinic at a bus station in Lviv, and an emergency clinic in southwestern Ukraine. Combined, we are seeing well more than 100 patients each day.

In Ukraine and in Moldova, we are also helping to provide food and other relief items, such as hygiene kits and blankets, to people in need.

Chaplains serving through the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association are ministering alongside the Samaritan’s Purse team.

Close to 4 million Ukrainian refugees have arrived in neighboring countries since the conflict began. And, “untold millions are displaced inside their country in what is one of the largest humanitarian crises of our time,” Franklin Graham said via Facebook. “Pray for those who are suffering and have lost so much.”

Please also pray for strength and protection for all members of our Disaster Assistance Response Team serving in Ukraine, Poland, and Moldova.

family hugging, taken from Poland on Ukraine border
Responding to the Crisis in Ukraine Samaritan's Purse is responding to growing needs in Eastern Europe as fighting continues in Ukraine. Millions of refugees have fled to nearby countries; millions more are displaced within Ukraine. We have scores of Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) members on the ground in Ukraine, as well as additional staffers in Moldova and Poland. Among our relief efforts, we're providing medical care in western, southwestern, and central Ukraine. We're also working with church partners to distribute food and non-food relief items.

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