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Samaritan’s Purse Opens Field Hospital in Turkey as Earthquake Death Toll Surpasses 40K

International Christian aid charities have bolted into action to support those impacted by last week’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria last week and killed tens of thousands of people, with a leading Evangelical aid agency establishing a field hospital.

The North Carolina-based Samaritan’s Purse deployed a 52-bed emergency field hospital near Antakya in southern Turkey to help fill the void after a major hospital in the region was damaged by the Feb. 6 earthquake. Over 40,000 people were killed, and tens of thousands need medical care.

The field hospital is equipped with a pharmacy and two operating rooms and is located in the parking lot of the 1,100-bed hospital that is longer in operation after the earthquake.

Keep reading this article on The Christian Post.

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