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As Crisis Deepens, International Medical Corps Stands Ready to Expand Aid Effort in DRC

The humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has dramatically worsened over the last year. As inter-communal tensions exploded into brutal violence in communities once considered relatively stable, hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee their homes without a moment’s notice. Those who make it to safety tell stories of gangs …

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Brutal Civil War in Syria Enters Eighth Year

Syria’s relentless civil war enters its eighth year this month with no sign of any end to what has become this century’s bloodiest, most brutal conflict. The fighting has claimed an estimated one-half million lives and caused nearly half the country’s pre-war population of 21 million to flee their homes for safety, either elsewhere inside …

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One-of-a-kind Program Assists Children Traumatized by War

The original impetus behind Insan, an initiative launched in 2013, was to provide psychological treatment to Syrian children in Egypt suffering from the trauma of the civil war in their home country.

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Finding Dignity and Healing After Abuse

As a gender-based violence (GBV) case manager for International Medical Corps in Wau, South Sudan, my job is emotionally exhausting and at times dangerous. I run a 24-7 hotline that people can call to confidentially report cases of abuse, including rape and sexual assault. I then respond to those calls, tracking down the survivor and …

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Iraq Complex Emergency: Kirkuk and Disputed Areas

International Medical Corps Providing Care for Families Fleeing Kirkuk and Other Disputed Areas in Iraq As long-standing political tensions continue to escalate in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, International Medical Corps has dispatched mobile medical teams from its office in Erbil to help the tens of thousands of children, women, and men fleeing their homes …

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On the Precipice of Famine in a Country Ravaged by Conflict

An unprecedented 20 million people today are on the precipice of famine. At the heart of this crisis is Nigeria, where a seven-year-long conflict triggered by the insurgent group Boko Haram has wreaked havoc on the northeastern corner of the country. The violence has uprooted millions from their homes and decimated trade and agriculture. As …

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The Battle May Be Over, but Immense Needs Remain in Mosul

By Michael Butt, Emergency Response Coordinator, International Medical Corps Iraq The nine-month-long battle to retake Iraq’s second largest city from the Islamic State, or ISIL, is officially over, but the work to rebuild Mosul and the lives of its people is only now beginning. As a humanitarian aid worker on the ground in Mosul every …

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