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Our Unending Focus on Security in Ukraine

At International Medical Corps, the safety and security of our staff is our foremost concern. We follow robust security protocols to minimize risk and ensure that our staff members can continue their lifesaving work.

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Our Unending Focus on Security in Ukraine

The volatile and rapidly evolving situation in Ukraine continues to pose safety threats to millions of people. In December, Russian attacks on residential and other civilian buildings, including critical energy and healthcare infrastructure, killed scores of people. In January, a missile strike on an apartment building in Dnipro killed at least 40 people, including several …

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A Young Child’s Road to Recovery from MAM

Sixteen-month-old Halimo Said Bashiir lives with her parents and four siblings at the Sheikh Omar camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs). Originally from Afgooye in the Lower Shebelle region of Somalia, Halimo’s family was forced to move to the IDP camp due to security concerns. With this move, her family fell on hard times, since …

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Hygiene Kits Give Hope to Ukrainians

What emotions does a war evoke? Fear? Hopelessness? Grief? Anger? Over the past 10 months, the Ukrainians have felt all these, and more. They have lost their land, livelihoods and loved ones in the invasion, yet continue to show courage and commitment in the face of Russian aggression. But resilience and bravery are not enough—especially …

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Multi-purpose Cash Assistance Helps Ukrainians Keep Warm in Winter

An invasion that began in the cold month of February has dragged on into the cold months of the next winter. Russian forces have continued their attacks, focusing recently on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure with rockets and missiles—and leaving millions without power and heating at a time when temperatures have dropped well below zero. International Medical …

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Reaching the Vaccine Hesitant in the DRC

Out of a population of 108 million, only 6.1 million vaccine doses have been administered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) so far. Convincing people to be vaccinated is still a big challenge, and there are many reasons why vaccination isn’t yet widespread. Some people lack information about the vaccine, while many others …

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New Solar Fridge Opens Up Possibilities in Remote Area of Cameroon

Working with the Cameroon Ministry of Public Health, we are reducing COVID-19 illness and preventing deaths by helping with vaccinations and putting hardware where it’s needed most. We recently donated a solar refrigerator—which will be used for the storage of vaccines and cold packs—to the remote health district of Mbengwi in Northwest Cameroon, where we …

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A Journey to Vaccination

The already burdened health systems in the Northwest and the Southwest regions of Cameroon have been further challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic. Insecurity in the regions has hindered COVID-19 response activities, and attacks on healthcare facilities have limited the availability of health services in some communities. There have been low COVID-19 vaccination coverage and limited …

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Cash Assistance Provides Food—and Saves a Livelihood—in Yemen

Yemen has long been the poorest country in the Middle East and North Africa and is now in the midst of one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Embroiled in conflict since early 2015, fighting has devastated its economy, leading to severe food insecurity and the destruction of critical infrastructure. The UN estimated that 24.1 million …

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Emergency Deliveries Save Mothers and Newborns in Afghanistan and Pakistan

International Medical Corps has provided emergency healthcare services in Afghanistan and Pakistan for nearly 40 years. Our mobile teams, which include midwives, doctors, nurses and mental health counselors, travel to far-flung, underserved communities to provide primary healthcare, including maternal care and emergency deliveries. Childbirth does not wait for ideal circumstances—thankfully, our experienced teams are there …

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