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Having Fled War, Syrian Mothers Give Birth During a Deadly Pandemic

This maternity ward in northern Jordan serves one of the biggest Syrian refugee populations in the world—but chances are, you never heard of it.

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Having Fled War, Syrian Mothers Give Birth During a Deadly Pandemic

Since the 1947–49 Palestine war, Jordan has been a refuge for those fleeing from wars in the region. In the past 10 years, the country has welcomed more than 1 million refugees. The vast majority of them are from Syria, joining an already substantial refugee community made up of Palestinians, Iraqis and a smaller number …

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Rebuilding Healthcare at Ground Zero of a Humanitarian Disaster

Editor’s Note: International Medical Corps’ Yemen Blog presents a rare view of life on the ground in Yemen, chronicled by our first responders as they battle one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters—fueled by poverty, hunger, disease and a seemingly endless war now in its seventh year, with no end in sight. Yemen’s misery has …

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We Are Responding to the COVID-19 Surge in India

India is currently fighting a wave of COVID-19 that is sickening hundreds of thousands—and killing thousands—every day. What’s more, it’s likely that these numbers are vastly underreported. The current situation is extremely serious. At the current rate of infection, it is projected that 1 million people in India could die from COVID-19 by August. Additionally, vaccine …

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Key to Taming a Pandemic: Bolstering Community Health Infrastructure

As the COVID-19 outbreak took hold in the United States in early 2020, our Emergency Response Unit (ERU) at International Medical Corps knew exactly the approach we needed to take, based on our decades of responding to humanitarian disasters around the world: determine which entities are doing the most to deliver efficient care in underserved …

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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, 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, Stahl could not reconcile the yawning abyss between …

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Finding Solace and New Skills in South Sudan

Violence against women and girls is endemic in South Sudan, exacerbated by ongoing conflict and chronic displacement. This is why GBV prevention and response remains at the core of International Medical Corps’ assistance in the country. Our programs are tailored to support and empower women and girls who are affected by and at risk of …

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From Vulnerable Child to Child Advocate

“My childhood wasn’t easy,” says Annick Carole Tchouli Tenkeu, International Medical Corps’ Child Protection Manager in Cameroon’s Far North region, of growing up in a polygamous family in Yaoundé. Her mother, one of three wives in the house and a mother to six, was 25 years younger than her father and the target of much …

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Finding New Hope and Resolve in the Midst of War, COVID-19 and Donor Fatigue

Editor’s Note: International Medical Corps’ Yemen Blog presents a rare view of life on the ground in Yemen, chronicled by our first responders as they battle what is widely acknowledged as the world’s worst and largest humanitarian disasters—one fueled by poverty, hunger, disease and a seemingly endless war now in its seventh year, with no …

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International Medical Corps Partners with the Western Union Foundation to Address Global Health Needs and Resiliency

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 8, 2021—International Medical Corps and the Western Union Foundation are partnering in 2021 to address some of the most pressing global health issues and humanitarian crises globally. Working together since 2006, International Medical Corps and the Western Union Foundation have responded to emergencies and natural disasters around the world, including the …

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International Medical Corps Announces New AGFUND Grant Supporting Primary Healthcare Services in Erbil, Iraq

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 7, 2021—The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) has expanded its support to Syrian refugees in Erbil, Iraq, by providing a $100,000 grant to International Medical Corps, a global humanitarian organization. The project, which started in March 2021, will last for nine months and deliver lifesaving health services and equipment, including …

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