Samaritan's Purse Responding to Refugee Crisis in Europe
Our staff and local partners are meeting urgent needs in Hungary and other affected European countries.
Hundreds of thousands of refugees desperate to start new lives in the West have rapidly streamed through Europe this year, overwhelming certain nations along their path. It is the largest crisis of its kind in the region since the Second World War.
Many of these men, women, and children are in a mad scramble to transit through the Balkans and Hungary in search of better opportunities—sometimes exiting countries in less than 24 hours.
Samaritan’s Purse has deployed a multinational team of personnel to Hungary, Serbia, and other affected countries to meet the immediate needs of displaced people. We are supporting trusted, local Christian partners with the aim of facilitating as many intersections between them and refugees as possible—offering a variety of physical relief and the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Samaritan’s Purse is working with partners in Hungary and Serbia to distribute needed relief, including food and hygiene items, to refugees fleeing the Middle East.
A Samaritan’s Purse staff member (in red) listens as young men share their journey from Iraq to Europe.
A typical route takes refugees—many from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan—by land or sea to Turkey and/or Greece, then through the Balkans and Hungary, and then onto Austria, Germany, the United Kingdom or other northern European nations.
Many thousands of Syrians and Iraqis are still in Kurdistan, a relatively safe area in north Iraq, after fleeing for their lives from ISIS and the Syrian civil war. We are relying on generous Canadians like you to provide physical and spiritual help to these desperate people—everything from shelter materials to food, vocational training and household supplies.
Ways you can help
Please pray for peace in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, for those suffering as they’re caught in the middle of a brutal conflict, and that God will be glorified as we help meet the needs of the hurting.
Please support our efforts to bring relief to those caught in this devastating crisis. Your gift will help these refugees experience God’s love in action. Donate Here