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As Attacks on Ukraine’s Healthcare System Continue, We’re Supporting Facilities

As the war grinds on in Ukraine, we’re helping health facilities to continue saving lives despite difficulties and danger.

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Building Trust and Health in Venezuela’s Indigenous Communities

When International Medical Corps staff members visit the small and remote villages in the Orinoco River Basin of Venezuela, the local populations are eager to learn how to take care of their health. Without easy access to the state healthcare system, our mobile medical units (MMUs) often provide the best—and only—access to healthcare services and …

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Special Visits Help Libya Field Teams

Humanitarian needs caused by catastrophic flooding have persisted in northeast Libya since torrential rains from Storm Daniel caused two dams to collapse upstream from the coastal city of Derna in September 2023. The disaster exacerbated already-limited capacity in hospitals and primary healthcare (PHC) facilities—characterized by medication and staff shortages, infrastructure damage and insufficient equipment. During …

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As Attacks on Ukraine’s Healthcare System Continue, We’re Supporting Facilities

Ukraine’s health facilities have been hit hard by war. Between February 2022, when Russia launched its full-fledged invasion, and April 2024, the World Health Organization (WHO) documented 1,682 attacks on the healthcare system, including health providers, facilities, supplies, warehouses and transport. And there is no sign of the illegal attacks stopping. At International Medical Corps, …

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Traveling Treacherous Roads in Cameroon

“It’s a passion for me to help my brothers and sisters in the villages with no means to access health and nutrition services,” says Vincent Ndi, our driver in Cameroon. Vincent, who has more than 27 years of experience as a driver in all regions of Cameroon, joined International Medical Corps in 2021 to support …

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April Snapshots 2024

Providing Health Services in Venezuela Venezuela’s severe economic crisis has weakened its healthcare system, with many health facilities lacking the basic supplies needed to provide primary healthcare and to prevent and treat illnesses. In addition to providing staff to conduct medical consultations, we’ve helped to strengthen the health system in Venezuela by providing training for …

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How Cash Assistance Helps Children Living Through Conflict

When Khaled returns home from working long shifts at the car painting shop, he’s greeted by the seven younger siblings he provides for. Their house is run-down and has only basic furniture. There’s not enough food to feed them all—or even enough warm clothes for the winter. Khaled is only 13 years old. A Syrian …

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Delivering Nutrition Services in a Conflict Zone

“It can be hard to operate in this environment,” says Namariq Elhadi Nasir, a licensed dietitian and Therapeutic Nutrition Officer at the Murafaa Althany Clinic in Sennar state, Sudan. “We’re seeing around 50 patients per week. Women and children are suffering from malnutrition because there simply isn’t enough food at home. Here at the clinic, …

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March Snapshots 2024

Supporting Earthquake-Affected Communities in Morocco Six months after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake shook Morocco—the country’s deadliest since 1960 and the most powerful in more than a century— we’re still on the ground working with local authorities and partners to provide support in the areas affected by the quakes. When the quake hit, we immediately sent an …

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How We Fight Preventable Disease Through Vaccinations

Every year, approximately 4 million deaths are prevented by childhood vaccinations. In countries around the world, International Medical Corps delivers lifesaving immunizations—especially to children under 5—in underserved, hard-to-reach communities. In honor of World Immunization Week (April 24–30), we’re sharing the stories of our teams in a few of these countries across Africa and the Middle …

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Six-Month Update: Our Emergency Responses in Israel and Gaza

Israel In Israel, where International Medical Corps does not have an operational presence, we are supporting ongoing response and recovery efforts by long-time partner JDC, which is providing health and mental health services to affected communities—with a focus on children, older people and people with disabilities—as well as training first responders and healthcare workers. Gaza …

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