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Providing Support to Lebanon’s Healthcare System, Two Years After the Blast

A devastating explosion two years ago created additional challenges for a healthcare system already under stress. International Medical Corps is helping.

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Addressing Drought and Hunger in Somalia and Ethiopia

The Horn of Africa—which includes Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya—is facing a severe drought, the worst in four decades. Seasonal rains that farmers depend upon to water their livestock and nourish their crops failed for the fourth consecutive season when the April–May rains, called gu, fell far short of normal. The US government’s Famine Early Warning …

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Pharmaceutical Innovation Is Making a Difference in South Sudan

Situated on the outskirts of South Sudan’s capital, the clinic in Juba’s camp 1 for internally displaced persons (IDPs) is a busy health facility with high patient turnover. For more than six years, International Medical Corps has provided patients at this clinic, as well as one in IDP camp 3, with comprehensive and integrated health, …

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Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, from Ukraine to Jordan

This week, International Medical Corps is proud to be celebrating World Breastfeeding Week. This year focuses on “strengthening the capacity of actors that have to protect, promote and support breastfeeding across different levels of society.” According to the United Nations, progress is being made on exclusive breastfeeding, with nearly 44% of infants under six months …

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Providing Support to Lebanon’s Healthcare System, Two Years After the Blast

It’s been two years since the devastating port explosion ripped through Beirut city on August 4, 2020—damaging infrastructure, injuring more than 7,000, displacing around 300,000 and shattering many more dreams and hopes. Members of the community have since worked to pick up pieces of their lives and tried to rebuild and restore their homes and …

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Ending Mental Health Stigma, One Story at a Time

Mental health is a topic that not everyone is comfortable talking about with close friends and family. Sharing personal stories of struggle with the rest of the world is even more difficult. But what if you could witness the lives of people and their journey of recovery from mental health conditions through their eyes? In …

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Helping Women and Children, the Victims of War in the DRC

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been experiencing violence and conflict since 1996, with some periods of calm that are more precarious than others. After the first wars in 1996, which were aimed at changing the political regime, foreign armies waged wars on Congolese soil. Later, there were wars of rebellion against the …

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Mobile Healthcare Teams Make a Difference in Yemen’s Southwest

Editor’s Note: International Medical Corps’ Yemen Blog presents a rare view of life in Yemen, chronicled by our first responders as they battle one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters—one fueled by poverty, hunger, disease and a seemingly endless war, now in its eighth year. The entry below is written by Dr. Salah Addin Alqadhi, …

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Horn of Africa Tips Closer to Famine

War in Ukraine has combined with widespread, prolonged droughts to deepen a food security crisis in Africa and the Middle East, raising the risk of famine.

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International Medical Corps partners with the United Arab Emirates to prevent and treat malnutrition in Ethiopia

With generous support from the United Arab Emirates through the Famine Relief Fund, International Medical Corps is implementing an emergency nutrition services project to support underserved, drought-affected communities in three woredas (districts) in the Oromia region in Ethiopia: Fedis, Gola Oda and Midega Tola. Ethiopia is experiencing its fourth consecutive failed rainy season, causing extreme …

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Congratulations, Class of 2022!

Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery and the Wau and Kajo Keji Health Sciences Institute in South Sudan held a ceremony last month for students who completed a midwife training program run by International Medical Corps. Despite complications caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 30 midwives who started their program in 2019 graduated during the …

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