In the fourth week of the invasion of Ukraine, Samaritan’s Purse set up an emergency field hospital in Lviv, Ukraine aiding the people of Ukraine with a full service hospital including two operating rooms, a pharmacy, and an emergency room. They also established multiple clinics all across Ukraine, one even in the area of the heaviest fighting in the East. Samaritan’s Purse was only one of a handful of NGO’s that actually entered into Ukraine to help the people in what was and still is a senseless and vicious war.
The Lviv train station was overflowing with Ukrainians fleeing the war in the east of the country. Mostly women and young children would have their entire lives stuffed into one or two suitcases, unsure of what was to come of the husbands and fathers and sons they were leaving behind to fight. From here, they would make their way across the border to Poland. To date, more than 8 million Ukrainian refugees entered Poland due to the war.
Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse visited the emergency field hospital and downtown Lviv with Greta Van Susteran. This was the first time since the war began that they visited the country.