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Four Humanitarians Who Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

August 19th is World Humanitarian Day, which recognizes aid workers who deliver lifesaving relief, often at great risk to themselves. From Mosul to Mogadishu, International Medical Corps’ First Responders brave war, natural disaster, and disease to bring medical care and other services to people in need. Meet four courageous First Responders who are saving lives …

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“I cannot just sit there and watch my community perish”

For more than 20 years, Abdi* has cared for Somalia’s sick as a nurse with International Medical Corps in Somalia. He started his work with International Medical Corps in 1996. Over the years he has responded to disease outbreaks in three different regions of Somalia and saved countless lives. Today, he sees about 50 patients …

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‘’If another chance comes up I would go after my dream:”

“I am aiming to be a construction engineer one day,” says Mubarak, a 21-year-old Sudanese national. “I just want to make my life better.” Mubarak was travelling from Libya to Italy when his boat stopped working on July 24th, and he had to be rescued by Libyan coast guards. International Medical Corps and UNHCR, the …

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A Young Life Saved in Somalia: Farhiya’s story

“Our situation felt almost hopeless – I knew I had to do everything I could to save my daughter.” One-and-half-year-old Farhiya sat in her mother’s arms at an International Medical Corps facility. She was unable to move, unable to smile, unable to even cry. Her mother, Duniyo, travelled more than 10 kilometers to bring Farhiya …

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The Battle May Be Over, but Immense Needs Remain in Mosul

By Michael Butt, Emergency Response Coordinator, International Medical Corps Iraq The nine-month-long battle to retake Iraq’s second largest city from the Islamic State, or ISIL, is officially over, but the work to rebuild Mosul and the lives of its people is only now beginning. As a humanitarian aid worker on the ground in Mosul every …

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Where They Eat Water Lilies To Survive

Last week, I traveled first by airplane, then by helicopter and finally via canoe to reach some of the most remote communities on earth: the inhabitants of tiny islands scattered across South Sudan’s vast swampland known as the Sudd. Many fled to the islands seeking safety from the country’s violent civil war. Now in its …

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Protecting the futures of Afghan refugees in Pakistan

“I considered myself different from many other Afghan refugees here. I thought I was more broad-minded.” A member of International Medical Corps’ gender support group in Afghan refugee village Koga in Pakistan, Mr. Mir Afzal says he has learned a lot from awareness sessions on gender-based violence provided by the organization in the village. “We …

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International Medical Corps Staff Released from Detention in Turkey

After being held by Turkish authorities in Gaziantep since April 20, 2017, eleven International Medical Corps staff members, all of whom are Syrians that were working to provide aid to their fellow refugees in need, have been released from detention. All have been allowed to return to their homes in Turkey. On April 20, fifteen …

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Tindilo Grace Losio

In honor of International Day of the Midwife, International Medical Corps is recognizing one of our inspirational midwives, Grace. Below, see a video of Grace accepting the Founder’s Award at International Medical Corps’ Annual Awards Gala for her unwavering commitment to building a cadre of skilled First Responders to serve their own communities in rural …

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