Samaritan's Purse has opened an Emergency Field Hospital in Turkey, to respond to the deadly earthquakes.
Four Australians are among the more than 90 Samaritan’s Purse field workers now on the ground in Turkey, bringing medical help to those injured and devastated by last week’s deadly earthquakes.
The workers are staffing an Emergency Field Hospital, set up and opened by Samaritan’s Purse over the last 24 hours in the Antakya district of Turkey, as the death toll from the earthquakes exceeds 40,000.
The field hospital is strategically located in the carpark of the town's main hospital, which had to be shut down due to damage from the earthquake on February 6.
The hospital is equipped with 52 patient beds, a pharmacy and two operating rooms. The emergency relief team has also brought in critically needed supplies, such as hygiene items and tarpaulins, to help families made homeless by the earthquake.
Samaritan’s Purse is also working through Christian partners inside Syria to help earthquake victims there.
They are asking believers to continue to pray for the earthquake survivors, for the rescue teams, and for those grieving the deaths of the more than 40,000 victims across Syria and Turkey.
Led by President and CEO Franklin Graham, Samaritan’s Purse works in more than 100 countries to provide aid in Jesus’ name to victims of crises such as war, disease, disaster, poverty, famine and persecution.
To contribute to the work in Turkey and Syria, head to the donation page on the Samaritan’s Purse website.