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On the Precipice of Famine in a Country Ravaged by Conflict

An unprecedented 20 million people today are on the precipice of famine. At the heart of this crisis is Nigeria, where a seven-year-long conflict triggered by the insurgent group Boko Haram has wreaked havoc on the northeastern corner of the country. The violence has uprooted millions from their homes and decimated trade and agriculture. As …

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International Medical Corps Ready to Respond in Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

International Medical Corps is prepared to deploy disaster response experts to provide lifesaving assistance as Hurricane Irma makes its way across the northern Caribbean and barrels toward southern Florida. Teams have already been established and stand ready to assess needs and provide lifesaving relief in the aftermath of the storm. Though the majority of International …

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International Medical Corps on Standby to Respond as Hurricane Irma Threatens Caribbean

International Medical Corps is on standby to deploy disaster response experts to provide lifesaving assistance in hard-hit areas as Hurricane Irma—now the most powerful Atlantic Ocean storm in history—makes its way across the northern Caribbean. Teams have already been established to assess needs and provide lifesaving relief in Haiti and the Dominican Republic should it …

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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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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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