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Hurricane Dorian: Democracy Now!

The damage and loss of life caused in the Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian is becoming more obvious by the day, now that the storm has moved on—and first responders like International Medical Corps have been able to move in. Here, team lead Susan Mangicaro talks to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! about how International Medical Corps’ emergency response team is working with government and local agencies to assess conditions and help those affected by this devastating storm.
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Hurricane Dorian: PBS Newshour

Hurricane Dorian slammed into the northwest Bahamas in early September as a Category 5 storm, causing significant damage. Now that the storm has passed, International Medical Corps' emergency response team is working with government and local agencies to assess how best to help people affected. Here, team lead Susan Mangicaro talks to Judy Woodruff about International Medical Corps' plans and capabilities.
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From Relief to Recovery and Resilience

“In 100 years here in Puerto Rico, we have never seen a hurricane like Maria.” – Cesar, Puerto Rico On September 5, 2017, the first of two fierce storms blasted across the Atlantic basin. Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm on record in the Atlantic, maintained maximum intensity as a Category 5 hurricane for 37 hours—knocking …

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Balancing Family and Work in the World’s Worst Humanitarian Emergency

In the spring of 2015, one year after joining International Medical Corps in Yemen as a Health and Nutrition Program Assistant, Doa’a was forced to flee her home with her family because their neighborhood was no longer safe. On that day, Doa’a became an internally displaced person (IDP)—an experience that has given her unique insights …

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A Lifesaving Drug for Mothers in Somalia

It’s not easy being a woman in Somalia. Life is shaped by overwhelming challenges beyond her control: severe drought, depleted crops, protracted conflict, toxic gender norms, inadequate education for girls and much more. Risking her life in childbirth should not be one more worry on that list—which is why we’re working to expand lifesaving maternal …

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Healthcare: It’s Not Just Medicine

The young Syrian refugee was in labor in a Jordanian hospital when her mother came in to deliver the devastating news: her husband, two brothers and niece had died in a bombing in Syria. Faced with pushing new life into the world while experiencing profound loss, the young woman’s shrieks of physical pain turned to …

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Ebola now curable after trials of drugs in DRC, say scientists

Ebola can no longer be called an incurable disease, scientists have said, after two of four drugs being trialled in the major outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were found to have significantly reduced the death rate.

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A Newborn’s First 28 Days: Joy and Hope amid Risk and Danger

The first days of a newborn baby’s life can be a magical time—a time for joy, family celebration, hope and thanks. But it is also a fragile time for both mother and child—a time when dangers such as infection or poor-quality care can very quickly turn joy into heartbreak. Statistics show that risk to a …

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Working with Local Partners, International Medical Corps Helps Indonesians Recover from Sulawesi Earthquake

International Medical Corps and two local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have handed over 137 new housing units to villagers in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi Province who were displaced by powerful earthquakes and a tsunami that struck the region in September 2018. More than 2,000 people died in the disaster, another 1,000 remain officially listed as missing and …

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