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From Farm to Table: Backyard Gardening Brings Healthy Meals to Ethiopian Families

International Medical Corps is helping prevent malnutrition by teaching sustainable gardening techniques.

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From Farm to Table: Backyard Gardening Brings Healthy Meals to Ethiopian Families

As countries in the Horn of Africa experience worsening food security issues, our team in Ethiopia has been sharing home gardening programs that give community members the tools they need to grow their own vegetables and provide nutrient-rich meals to their families. With generous support from Earth Council Geneva, International Medical Corps has implemented sustainable …

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Snapshots February 2022

Providing Relief to People Affected by the War in Ukraine The war in Ukraine is evolving rapidly, affecting millions inside the country, while more than 2.3 million have fled to take refuge in neighboring countries. With decades of experience in Ukraine, we are expanding our services inside the country, as well as working to provide …

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Preventing Acute Malnutrition in Somalia’s IDP Camps

For 30-year-old Fadumo Hassan Jim’ale, the pain and disappointment that comes with losing a child is too familiar. Last year, the young mother lost her unborn baby during labor. After the loss of her child, Fadumo—who lives with her husband at Midnimo IDP Camp in Galkayo, Somalia—became more determined to take good care of her …

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‘I now advise my sisters’

Even as many parts of the world witness overproduction of food and deal with the side effects of obesity, about 3 million children every year die due to an acute lack of food. Many millions more face stunting—a permanent condition that inhibits the physical and cognitive growth of a child. One of the places where …

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Boosting the economy

As part of International Medical Corps’ commitment to combatting gender based-violence (GBV) in South Sudan, we are working on a number of different programs that empower women within the community. Among other things, we offer training in business management and leadership skills that aim to prevent GBV risks while empowering them within their households and their …

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Suzanne Brinkmann: Through highs and lows, she pushes forward

There is enough food in the world to feed all of us–and yet 124 million people went hungry in 2017. Compared to fighting mysterious viruses or incurable diseases, health improvements through proper nutrition can be remarkably quick. Yet children die from malnutrition day after day. Speaking with Suzanne Brinkmann, Senior Nutrition Advisor for International Medical …

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Democratic Republic of Congo: A Forgotten Crisis

International Medical Corps recently deployed an emergency response team to Ituri in the northeast corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where inter-communal tensions have exploded into brutal violence in communities once considered relatively stable. More than 300,000 people have fled their homes to escape gangs wielding machetes, guns and other weapons. We …

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