As Russia continues its attack against Ukraine, Samaritan's Purse International Disaster Relief is sending humanitarian relief to Ukrainian citizens impacted by the war. Samaritan's Purse has deployed advance disaster response personnel to Poland and Romania to assess ways to help those who are fleeing across the border. They have also prepared emergency field hospitals to be ready for deployment if that becomes a way they can respond.
"Samaritan's Purse has been closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine for weeks," Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse, said in a statement "We have deployed members of our Disaster Assistance Response Team to surrounding countries and are standing ready to help meet emergency needs resulting from the crisis. Please join me in praying for the people of Ukraine and for this conflict to end quickly."
Samaritan's Purse works with over 3,000 churches across Ukraine, and they are in the process of distributing over 600,000 gift-filled Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes for children through those churches and ministry partners. At Samaritan's Purse, they have many friends not only in Ukraine, but also in Russia as well.
Franklin also encourages all Christians to pray. "I hope that tens of thousands of churches and millions of families around the world will stand together in prayer, asking Almighty God to work in the hearts of leaders and bring an end to this deadly conflict. Let's lift up in prayer those who are enduring these dark days filled with uncertainty, fear, hardship, loss, and suffering. May they know the comfort, presence, peace, and protection of God who is a "refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble" (Psalm 46:1)."
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