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Providing Comfort for Distressed Survivors of Hurricane Michael

When Donald Cribley decided it was time to seek treatment for his swollen right hand a week after Hurricane Michael tore through his home town of Chattahoochee in an economically stressed rural corner of the Florida Panhandle, his options were limited. With the area still reeling from the storm’s destruction and public services struggling to …

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UPDATE: Multiple teams in Florida

Hurricane Michael has left severe damage in its wake, with local health systems in affected communities overwhelmed and, in some cases, completely incapacitated.
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In Solidarity: The Jolie Stahl Emergency Fund

In late summer 1992, as New York City-based artist Jolie Stahl was about to give birth to her first child, news headlines were dominated with images of the famine and civil war ravaging a population halfway across the globe in Somalia. Staring at the harrowing images of mass starvation on television, Jolie could not reconcile …

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Expanding an innovative livelihoods program to ease war-fuelled hunger and malnutrition

The governorate of Taizz is both home to Yemen’s third-largest city and a central battleground of its crushing civil war.  Here, the human toll exacted by the seemingly endless conflict is wrenching: severe food shortages, heavily damaged infrastructure and public services, growing malnutrition and what the United Nations calls, “irreversible livelihood asset stripping” as rural …

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The Psychological Toll of Conflict

In 2013, conflict broke out in South Sudan. A hopeful country—one that won its independence just two years earlier, on July 9, 2011—found itself imploding. To date, the vicious and bloody civil war between government and opposition forces is believed to have claimed at least 50,000 lives, driven 2 million people out of the country …

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A Traveling Humanitarian Reflects on Changing Perceptions of Home

For someone who works all around the world, Merve Kan thinks a lot about the word “home.” Born in Turkey, she started her humanitarian relief career five years ago, after writing her Master’s thesis on the resilience of migrants and their perception of home. This theme plays itself out in her work today as a …

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Aurore Brossault: Touching the Core of Humanity

As a storyteller, I am deeply fascinated with mental health and psychology. These fields traverse an interior landscape that is rich and complex, providing insight into the essence of what makes people who they are. I find this intrigue mirrored in Aurore Brossault, a Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) Coordinator for International Medical …

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International Medical Corps Responding to Indonesian Earthquake and Tsunami

International Medical Corps has sent an emergency response team to Indonesia following a series of powerful earthquakes that struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, September 28. The largest quake, a powerful magnitude 7.5, triggered a tsunami that hit nearby coastlines, including the coastal city of Palu. The massive earthquake was centered about 35 …

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International Medical Corps Team Heading to Indonesia after Massive Earthquakes & Tsunami

International Medical Corps is sending an emergency response team to Indonesia following a series of powerful earthquakes that struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, September 28. The largest quake, a powerful magnitude 7.5, shook the region at 5:02 p.m. local time, triggering a tsunami that hit nearby coastlines, including the coastal city of …

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