1. What is International Medical Corps and what do they do?

We are a non-profit relief and development organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. We not only respond to emergencies, but we use innovative programs to tackle the world’s most difficult challenges, such as poverty, hunger, and disease.

2. Where does International Medical Corps work?

We work in some 30 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, including Iraq, Darfur, Somalia, and Afghanistan.

3. How is International Medical Corps different than other non-profits?

Unlike many other relief organizations, we stay long after the crisis has ended to help communities fully recover and get back to self-reliance. We believe no emergency response effort is complete without passing on the skills and resources communities need to be able to care of themselves.

4. Where does International Medical Corps get its funding?

International Medical Corps receives funding – big and small – from public and private sources. Our work would not be possible without the generosity of corporations, foundations, government agencies, and people like you.

5. How much of my donation goes to International Medical Corps programs?

90 percent of donations go to support our programs in the field. Its efficient operations have earned International Medical Corps the highest charity-watchdog honors.

6. Why do you have programs other than health care?

International Medical Corps takes on a holistic approach to health. We believe medical care is one component of health. For example, without clean water and food, there cannot be good health.

7. How can I work or volunteer for International Medical Corps?

To view our current and anticipated openings, visit the employment page on our website. When you find an opening that matches your skill set, submit your resume along with the online application. You will be contacted by one of our human resources representatives for an interview if your qualifications meet our current needs.

8. How does International Medical Corps ensure the safety of its field staff?

International Medical Corps has security staff at both the HQ and field level that is trained to deal with a variety of emergency situations. All staff sent to the field, no matter the length of the assignment, is given security briefings tailored to the country where they are to work.

9. How can I help?

The difference really starts with you. There are many ways to make a difference in the lives of people impacted by poverty, war, natural disaster, and disease. By making a donation, no matter the size, you are ensuring that people around the world have what they need to survive and recover. Together, we can spread the word about International Medical Corps and the issues that need our help.

10. Who do I contact for media inquiries?

Please contact media@internationalmedicalcorps.org or 310.826.7800 for any media inquiries.