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Promoting Gender Equality in Afghan Refugee Villages

Educational programs in Afghan refugee villages are bringing men and women together to challenge gender norms.

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Dr. Dorothy Ekosso Dissake: Called to Serve and Giving Her Best

Not everyone is lucky enough to find their life’s calling early and steadily fulfill their purpose over decades, but Dr. Dorothy Ekosso Dissake, International Medical Corps’ Medical Director in Cameroon, has done just that: serving those most in need, with the conviction and commitment she discovered as a child. She grew up in the southwestern, …

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Finding a New Life in Pakistan

In an Afghan refugee village in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan, a group of men and their families are building new lives filled with hope and purpose. After fleeing conflict in their home country, they joined International Medical Corps’ gender-support groups. Some of them also enrolled in the Engaging Men in Accountable Practices (EMAP) program, …

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Facing Overwhelming Needs, One Life and One Family at a Time

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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Promoting Gender Equality in Afghan Refugee Villages

Abdullah, a 23-year-old Afghan refugee, is standing in front of a group of men and women, leading them through a presentation. The topic? The rights of men and women in his village in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Abdullah is an advocate for women’s rights and for combatting gender-based violence (GBV). However, like many in his village, …

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Vaccinating the World … While Tackling Hesitancy

Vaccinations are regularly in the news these days, thanks to COVID-19. But a lesser-known side of the vaccination story is the work that NGOs like International Medical Corps have done for decades at the frontlines of immunization efforts in countries around the world. Vaccination is one of the best ways to prevent—and, in the case …

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A Multi-Faceted Approach to Fighting Ebola

Ebola is a dangerous and deadly disease, but in the 45 years since the first cases appeared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), much progress has been made—on multiple fronts—in the battle to prevent and treat it. International Medical Corps has helped lead the way on much of that progress, having worked in …

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Snapshots June 2021

Providing Clean Water and Lifesaving Support in Yemen Tragically, 80% of people in Yemen rely on aid to survive. Our teams in Yemen are providing lifesaving medical assistance, equipment and access to clean water. At the Heratha camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs), we’re working tirelessly to ensure that the community has access to clean …

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Fighting Ebola and Saving Lives in the DRC: Local Staff Remember

International Medical Corps has worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since 1999 providing healthcare, gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and treatment, nutrition support, food security programs, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services. More recently, we also have been responding to outbreaks of disease, including Ebola, measles and COVID-19. Over the course of …

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Nicolas Chien’s Tour d’America

Though the Tour de France is accounting for most of the headlines in the cycling world this month, a young American is embarking on a grand tour of his own—for a great cause. 17-year-old Nicolas Chien, freshly graduated from high school, will over the course of four weeks cross the North American continent, cycling almost …

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Drawing New Strength from Those Who Have Lost Everything—Except Hope

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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