SYRIA – Samaritan’s Purse is providing emergency relief to Syrian families displaced by Turkey’s recent incursion along the border. The violence has created a humanitarian crisis, displacing more than 100,000 people. Some have crossed the border into northern Iraq while others remain displaced within northeastern Syria. Samaritan’s Purse is meeting the desperate physical needs of displaced families in both areas—directly aiding refugees in Iraq and offering relief through local partners in northeastern Syria.
Among other places, Samaritan’s Purse disaster response specialists are hard at work in Bardarash, the largest refugee camp for recent Syrian arrivals in northern Iraq. The camp is made up of more than 10,000* people—a mix of men, women, and children, primarily Syrian Kurds—who are living in tents and struggling to care for themselves.
Ryan King – Samaritan’s Purse
‘Today me and my team are in Northern Iraq loading much needed items onto the trucks behind me. These items include tents, tarps, sleeping mattresses and blankets. Once these items are loaded onto the trucks they’re going to be transported to the people where our partners are going to distribute the items to 3,000 families in need. These families are going through so much.
So I just ask that you pray for our Syrian brothers and sisters that peace may enter into their hearts and into the communities in the name of Jesus.”
The Samaritan’s Purse International Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) program is committed to meeting the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, famine, disease, and natural disaster. We stand ready to respond at a moment’s notice whenever and wherever disaster strikes. The DART specializes in providing water, food, shelter, and medical care while sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.
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