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For CAR refugees, statelessness in Cameroon

As an international humanitarian relief organization that also focuses on rebuilding lives, International Medical Corps embodies two somewhat contradictory notions at once: efficient mobilization to rapid onset emergencies and a long-term commitment to seeing people in desperate need through the nuances of recovery and well beyond. We run around the world trying to stop hemorrhaging …

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Ebola Outbreak in DRC: Notes from the field

Mike McCusker of International Medical Corps’ Emergency Response Team (ERT) has just returned from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where an Ebola outbreak has the global humanitarian community on high alert. To date, there have been 66 reported cases of the Ebola virus in DRC and 28 deaths. International Medical Corps has mobilized …

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A story of a resilient grandmother

With every new day, families fleeing hunger and violence continue to pour into Baidoa, the capital of Somalia’s Bay region, desperately seeking refuge and assistance. Baidoa hosts more than 300 camps for internally displaced persons  (IDPs) on its outskirts, and in these temporary settlements are more than 400,000 people. Families set up temporary shelters made …

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Responding to devastating tragedy

With markets in every corner, signs of Mogadishu’s commercial pulse can be spotted everywhere in the centre of town. The market near Safari Hotel, in the Zoobe Junction, is just one example: A cluster of shops and restaurants attract customers from all over. October 14th 2017 – a day that would end in devastation – …

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World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018

To commemorate World Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28, 2018, International Medical Corps distributed dignitary kits to 40 vulnerable girls and women from an IDP camp in Mogadishu. These kits contain reusable sanitary pads, cotton underwear, laundry and bath soap, and a solar powered light. World Menstrual Hygiene Day aims to break taboos around menstruation …

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Vaccinations save lives

Childhood is a precious time, or at least it should be. Yet, during the war in Yemen at least 5000 children have been killed, hundreds of thousands face malnourishment and virtually all are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. To add to this, only 50% of health facilities are operational and 18% of districts lack …

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A silent crisis

Despite enormous humanitarian needs, Mali’s northern region remains in the periphery of most people’s attention. In spite of devoted efforts by local government, supported by regional and international missions, violence and instability persist in northern Mali and vulnerable community members are badly affected. The conflict together with several years of drought has sparked a silent …

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A lifeline to remote communities

Timbuktu, a city in Mali’s northern region, was once a distinguished centre for Islamic scholarship. In the 13th – 16th centuries, the country enjoyed political stability and was the epicentre of Islamic study with scholars from all over the Muslim world visiting it. Today, Mali is a country in crisis. After a coup and clashes …

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