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Empowering Mexican Youth in the Aftermath of Natural Disaster

On September 7, 2017, an 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off of the southern coast of Mexico. It was the strongest earthquake recorded in the country in more than a century, with the vast majority of the damage and loss of life occurring in Oaxaca and Chiapas States—two of the poorest states in Mexico. Just 12 days …

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Continuing the Fight Against Ebola

International Medical Corps is helping to respond to new cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Find out how you can help. In late July, an outbreak of Ebola in a northwest province of the DRC was officially declared over. Yet on August 1, new cases of the deadly virus were …

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Clean Water: Restoring Dignity, Health and Education

Ethiopia, Africa’s oldest independent nation and, to many, a symbol of liberty, is today afflicted by a lack of clean, accessible water. Though this is not the only battle that the people of Ethiopia are facing, given the already immense levels of poverty and instability in the region, it makes life much harder than it …

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Training is key

In a world full of violent and sudden crises, quieter and more pervasive struggles can often be overlooked. Despite rarely attracting major headlines, mental illness accounts for 4 of the 10 leading causes of disability worldwide. This constitutes a silent emergency, the annual cost of which will rise to $6 trillion by 2030. Yet despite …

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From Aid Dependency to Self-Sufficiency

International Medical Corps has provided assistance and training in southern Sudan for almost 25 years. South Sudan became independent in 2011, and a bloody civil war broke out two years later. Since the beginning of the conflict in South Sudan, 4 million people have left their homes—85% of them women and children. In an economy …

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The Hidden Scars of War

Layan and her family lived a good life in Syria before the war. Her father worked as a businessman in Kuwait and made a decent income. She was a child who knew no other life, so war, death and annihilation seemed very distant. No matter where you live, nothing but experience can prepare you for …

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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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