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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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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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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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From Computer Scientist to Women’s Advocate

During casual conversation, Marie Chantal Gboze laughs generously and speaks with exuberance. It’s inviting. She is the type of person who grabs everyone’s attention at the dinner table with a well-crafted story. When the conversation turns to gender-based violence (GBV) and the gender poverty gap, however, her voice turns passionate and acute—which is still inviting, …

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Helping Girls in Jordan Escape Violence and Change the World

While working as a child protection case manager in Jordan’s Al Zaa’tari refugee camp, Heba Lutfi—who’s currently our Child Protection Team Leader and the co-chair of the camp’s Child Protection, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Sub-Working Group—received a heartbreaking case. A 16-year-old girl was suffering from severe abuse: her life was being threatened by her husband, …

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Girls Empower Themselves Through Filmmaking

International Medical Corps organized a filmmaking workshop for a group of adolescent girls in Bekaa as part of its adolescent girls’ empowerment program. The workshop included six sessions where the girls learned storytelling basics—including objectives, audience and the four Ps: people, plot, places and purpose. The workshop also included basic animation, camera movement and effects, …

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Returning Home as a Leader and Advocate for Gender Equality

In Mali, gender inequality and gender-based violence (GBV) are entrenched in the culture. International Medical Corps, with funding from USAID, is implementing an integrated GBV response and prevention project that increases access to services for survivors. The project reinforces structural and service-provider capacity while working with communities to reduce the stigma that survivors face, while …

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Vaccinating Against COVID-19 in Manila

Baseco Health Center is located in one of the most poverty-stricken areas of Manila, capital city of the Philippines. At the Manila Health Department (MHD) District V office, International Medical Corps and MHD staff are loading COVID-19 vaccine doses into an International Medical Corps vehicle, ensuring the quick and safe delivery of the vaccine to …

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Afghan Province Suffers After Flash Floods

The province of Nuristan, which is in eastern Afghanistan and is characterized by mountains and river gorges, makes travel challenging, especially during the winter. International Medical Corps developed mobile health teams to offer healthcare services, considering the topography and geographic challenges of the province. Some patients would otherwise trek more than five hours to reach …

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Battling Storms to Deliver Vaccines in the Philippines

Our Philippines team’s journey from their office in Manila to Siargao Island, in the municipality of Del Carmen, was challenging and tiring. It required seven hours of travel and three different modes of transportation—a flight from Manila to Butuan, followed by a drive from Butuan to Surigao, then another two hours of travel via ferry …

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Women Making a Difference in the DRC

The women of International Medical Corps’ mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are working on all fronts to make sure that our activities there run as smoothly as possible. They don’t spare any effort and are as active as they can be. They’ll even go as far as carrying boxes of medicines …

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