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For Hurricane Dorian Survivors, Emotional Distress Lingers

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Volunteering in a Disaster Response: “A Little Scary and Very Exciting”

Kristin Hortman, a native of Mainz, Germany, recently volunteered for International Medical Corps in Grand Bahama as part of our response to Hurricane Dorian. Here, she remembers her experiences serving the people of Grand Bahama as a volunteer pharmacist. From mid-October until December 2019, I volunteered for International Medical Corps and Pharmacists Without Borders, ensuring …

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Laying the Foundation for Training Communities

Dr. Janice Edwards will never forget how she felt when Hurricane Dorian ravaged her hometown on Grand Bahama island while she was 130 miles away in Nassau, nervously awaiting news of her family and friends who stayed behind. “I’m so proud of the strength of our people.” –Dr. Janice Edwards-Rowlands Hurricane Dorian slammed into the …

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For Hurricane Dorian Survivors, Emotional Distress Lingers

“I’m okay…” says Joe Tate, his statement trailing off like a question. “Well, my body’s strong,” he clarifies. “But my head and my heart…” Those two things are more complicated. But they’re the things that hurt the most. We encounter Joe in McLeans Town, a small and tightly knit community that our International Medical Corps …

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Treating Wounds and Lifting Spirits in the Bahamas

It’s not often that a physician in the midst of a seven-year neurosurgery residency deploys on a humanitarian response mission. But Myron Rolle says he put his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on a brief hold to join an emergency response by International Medical Corps in the Bahamas to care for survivors of …

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Hurricane Dorian: Meet the Survivors

They climbed up trees and into attics. They stayed afloat in rising water for hours, even days, on end. They don’t remember it all—but what they do remember, they wish they could forget. These are the survivors of Hurricane Dorian, the worst storm to hit the Bahamas in recorded history. Most people got to higher …

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Paradise Lost

“It was so beautiful here you couldn’t believe it,” says William. “We lived here and we couldn’t believe how beautiful it was.” He says this while standing in front of a boat submerged in what used to be his front yard. Over his head, the remains of his ravaged beachfront house droop against a stunning …

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Hurricane Dorian: Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera travels to High Rock, Grand Bahama, to describe the situation there after Hurricane Dorian destroyed most of the town’s infrastructure, including its health clinic, and talks to volunteers and staff at the International Medical Corps mobile clinic.
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