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As Attacks on Ukraine’s Healthcare System Continue, We’re Supporting Facilities

As the war grinds on in Ukraine, we’re helping health facilities to continue saving lives despite difficulties and danger.

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The Humanitarian Impacts of Climate Change

Climate change is already affecting the frequency and severity of natural disasters, such as droughts, heatwaves, wildfires, storms and floods. Communities across the world—including in the United States—are facing repeated, widespread disruption and loss of livelihoods, resources and support systems, which undermines resilience and increases risk. For vulnerable communities and those already facing conflict, displacement and disease, climate change is leading to prolonged states of crisis. In this video, International Medical Corps experts discuss the health-related impacts of climate change, and how it will change humanitarian operations.   Looking for our latest briefing? Watch "What's Next in 2024" here.
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Children Suffering from Watery Diarrhea Receive Lifesaving Treatment

As a communications officer with International Medical Corps in Pakistan, I recently had the opportunity to visit flood-affected communities in Union Council Phuladiyon, in Sindh province, one of the areas hit hardest by monsoon flooding last year. I met with people, listened to what they had experienced and saw how our mobile medical teams are …

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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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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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Targeting Malnutrition in Yemen with Treatment and Training

Fifteen-month-old Shefa was once full of energy. She had just started taking her first steps, and was curious to explore her surroundings. But then, she started losing weight rapidly and became lethargic. She lost her cheerful nature and stopped playing with other children her age. Her mother did not know what was wrong, and watched …

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Kubra Receives Lifesaving Nutrition Treatment in Ethiopia

18-month-old Kubra Jawar lives with her family in Anani, a kebele (ward or neighborhood) in Fedis woreda (district) in rural Ethiopia. Kubra’s parents, Fatuma and Jawar, are subsistence farmers supporting their four children by farming and raising livestock. Persistent drought and supply-chain disruptions have limited their production, and their family is one of the poorest …

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Addressing Drought and Hunger in Somalia and Ethiopia

The Horn of Africa—which includes Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya—is facing a severe drought, the worst in four decades. Seasonal rains that farmers depend upon to water their livestock and nourish their crops failed for the fourth consecutive season when the April–May rains, called gu, fell far short of normal. The US government’s Famine Early Warning …

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