Not Forgotten in Ukraine

December 12, 2022 • Ukraine

A Ukrainian homeowner gives thanks for the food that Samaritan’s Purse and our church partners are distributing in her war-torn village.

Responding to the Crisis in Ukraine

The town where Natasha lives in Ukraine was destroyed during a month-long military bombardment earlier this year. When the fighting finally stopped and people returned to the village, they discovered their homes were either damaged or destroyed. Even worse, there was no food.

“Everything was stolen,” Natasha said.

Samaritan’s Purse learned about Natasha’s town and started distributing food there. “This humanitarian aid is a big help for our village,” Natasha said. “We simply wouldn’t survive without it.”

Since the conflict began in February, we have handed out over 100 million pounds of food throughout Ukraine—including areas close to the front lines where food is particularly scarce—to let those who are suffering know that God loves them and hasn’t forgotten them. We also are providing warm clothing, blankets, tarps, wood stoves, and other relief supplies through our network of churches and Christian partners in the country.

Watch the video at the top to learn more of Natasha’s survival story and our work in Ukraine.

Please continue to pray for the people of Ukraine and that the fighting would soon stop. Pray also for the safety of our teams and church partners as they help in Jesus’ Name.

Samaritan’s Purse is coming alongside Ukrainians in their time of need.

Olena and her children huddle in their cellar next to a stove provided by Samaritan's Purse.
Responding to the Crisis in Ukraine Samaritan's Purse is providing food, water, and non-food items, such as wood stoves, solar lights, and construction materials, to suffering families in Ukraine. In partnership with local churches and ministry partners, we are bringing this urgently needed relief to those in areas deeply affected by the conflict. We are also airlifting medical supplies into the country and providing medical training as fighting rages on. Since the start of the war, we have operated two field hospitals and other medical clinics.

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