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Celebrating World Toilet Day

Creative expressions of what the toilet means to people in Pakistan.

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Honoring our longtime collaboration with FedEx

When disaster strikes, speed saves lives. That’s why it’s essential to quickly deliver supplies and equipment to areas in need—and why International Medical Corps’ longtime collaboration with logistics and shipping firm FedEx has been key to our success. When Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti in 2016, FedEx was there, helping us quickly deliver supplies to devastated …

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How Growing Up with Autism Created a Spirit of Advocacy and Service

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 one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters—one fueled by poverty, hunger, disease and a seemingly endless war, now in its seventh year. The entry …

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Celebrating World Toilet Day

This year, International Medical Corps partnered with The Feminist Toilet to celebrate World Toilet Day—a day to raise awareness about the importance of toilets and sanitation. Safe, secure access to a toilet provides much more than good hygiene in certain parts of the world. Too often, bathroom facilities leave women and girls at risk of …

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“I Needed to Do Something to Help People”

In 1994, Dr. Abdou Sebushishe’s hometown of Goma, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was overwhelmed as hundreds of thousands of people sought refuge from the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. A relatively small city, Goma did not have the food, water and shelter necessary to handle the influx of people streaming …

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Snapshots October 2021

Celebrating World Mental Health Day On October 10, we celebrated World Mental Health Day. Our mental health teams marked the day with events in 16 countries around the world. Take a look back at our activities this year, which focused on the theme “Mental Health in an Unequal World.” From Relief to Self-Reliance in Haiti …

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A Team Effort Helps Save a Two-Week-Old Infant in Haiti

When a massive earthquake rocked Haiti on August 14, more than 650,000 people were left in need of emergency humanitarian assistance, while more than half of healthcare facilities were damaged or destroyed. At the request of the Haitian government, International Medical Corps staff and volunteers deployed our Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Fixed Type 1 facility—a …

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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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