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Finding Hope in Hard-Hit Haiti

Following another devastating earthquake, International Medical Corps provides emergency relief

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How Water Helps Fight Ebola in the DRC

Between 2018 and 2021, a series of Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) claimed more than 2,300 lives. At the same time, a protracted war, mass displacement and a lack of water services have contributed to a slow deterioration of the country’s health system and working conditions for health staff, while diminishing …

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Snapshots September 2021

Helping in Haiti A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on August 14, leaving approximately 650,000 people in need of emergency assistance. We have deployed our Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Fixed Type 1 medical facility and staff to Aquin. A key component in our emergency preparedness is our ability to rapidly deploy an emergency medical team (EMT) …

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Finding Hope in Hard-Hit Haiti

Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, has been marked by injustice and catastrophe for decades. Recently, the tiny island nation once again dominated headlines with the shocking assassination of its president on July 7, followed by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck on August 14, leaving around 650,000 people in urgent need of …

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Understanding COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Pakistan

Around the world, vaccines are one of the most studied, successful and cost-effective ways to improve health outcomes and save lives. However, vaccines work only if people recognize the need and value of immunization, and agree to be immunized. Although approved COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, mass vaccination in Pakistan remains a challenge. According …

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The Environment is Difficult, but the People are Strong

Years after the official end of a decades-long civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), violence remains pervasive, especially throughout the eastern part of the country. Sexual abuse of women and children continues to escalate, and more than one-third of the population lacks access to basic healthcare services. Since the height of the …

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Snapshots August 2021

Responding to Disasters Around the World The world has been a troubled place lately. The good news is that our teams are there, responding around the globe. Haiti Earthquake A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on August 14, leaving approximately 650,000 people in need of emergency assistance. We have deployed our Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Fixed …

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Why Libya Needs Future Doctors Like Me

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated by science, especially biology. By the time I started high school in 2010, I knew I wanted to become a doctor. At first, my decision to pursue medicine seemed like a smart idea; I thought that the health system in Libya would improve and provide new …

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Battling Vaccine Myths and Misinformation in Somalia

Rumors can be like viruses, spreading a disease of half-truths and lies, and damaging the health of communities. And during a pandemic, the power of rumors is magnified by the very real threat of disease and death. “At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it became clear that misinformation was going to affect our COVID …

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Celebrating World Humanitarian Day

Every year on World Humanitarian Day, we honor humanitarian workers around the world who provide lifesaving support to those in need, no matter what obstacles may stand in their way. Our first responders are on the frontlines helping communities experiencing famine, outbreaks of disease, natural disasters, conflict and much more. Over the past year, our …

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Snapshots July 2021

Combatting COVID-19 and Vaccine Misinformation Worldwide Vaccinations are crucial in the fight against COVID-19. As the virus continues to spread, so does another dangerous challenge — vaccine misinformation. Our team in Puerto Rico conducted a vaccination information session with church leaders from Lares to answer questions and dispel myths surrounding vaccines. In Lebanon, we’re supporting vaccination efforts …

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