Samaritan’s Purse Receives First Patients at Emergency Field Hospital in Ukraine

Boone, N.C., March 14, 2022—Today, international Christian relief organization Samaritan's Purse accepted its first patients at the Hospital Móvil de Emergencias located on the outskirts of Lviv. The 58-bed unit was airlifted to Poland last week, then transported across the border to Ukraine. The Emergency Field Hospital is equipped to meet critical trauma needs of patients impacted by the conflict. It contains an emergency room, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and two operating theaters—providing Samaritan's Purse medical staff with the capacity to perform up to 30 surgeries per day.

“God calls us to go into crisis areas to help those who are most vulnerable,” dijo Franklin Graham, presidente de Samaritan's Purse. “As the conflict escalates in Ukraine, our international disaster response teams with doctors, nurses, and other specialists are equipped and ready to help people in Jesus’ Name. We want them to know that God loves them and has not forgotten them.”

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Samaritan's Purse is also working in Moldova and Poland to meet emergency needs as Ukrainian refugees cross the border. Disaster response specialists are distributing food, drinking water, hygiene kits, and other critical supplies.

Con base en Boone, Carolina del Norte, Samaritan's Purse responde, en el nombre de Jesús, a las necesidades físicas y espirituales de las personas en situaciones de crisis, especialmente en lugares donde no hay personas ayudando. Liderada por su Presidente y Director Ejecutivo Franklin Graham, Samaritan's Purse trabaja en más de 100 países para proveer ayuda a las víctimas de guerra, enfermedad, desastre, pobreza, hambruna y persecución. Para más información, visítanos en: