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Battling Vaccine Myths and Misinformation in Somalia

Community health workers dispel dangerous rumors and address vaccine hesitancy in local communities

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Through War and Violence, This Doctor Stays and Works

Though much of Dr. Mohammed Furat’s life has been defined by war, he has not let war define him. He was 15 years old when, in 2003, US forces invaded Iraq. “I remember the bombs. I remember the air strikes. I remember everything,” says Dr. Furat. “It was all very, very sad.” Yet despite coming …

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Drawing New Strength from Those Who Have Lost Everything—Except Hope

Editor’s Note: International Medical Corps’ Yemen Blog presents a rare view of life on the ground in Yemen, chronicled by our first responders as they battle what is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters—one fueled by poverty, hunger, disease and a seemingly endless war, now in its seventh year. The entry …

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Rebuilding Healthcare at Ground Zero of a Humanitarian Disaster

Editor’s Note: International Medical Corps’ Yemen Blog presents a rare view of life on the ground in Yemen, chronicled by our first responders as they battle one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters—fueled by poverty, hunger, disease and a seemingly endless war now in its seventh year, with no end in sight. The entry below …

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Amid War and Disease, My Childhood Dream Came True

I come from Mbutu, a small village in Maniema province, in the central-eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). I was born into a polygamous family, with 16 children. Six of my siblings have since passed away, and my father—a local tribunal judge and teacher—died when I was four years old, but …

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Snapshots January 2021

From Croatia to Ethiopia, see how you’ve helped people this month as a supporter of our work. Thank You! Throughout our 36-year history, we’ve faced some of the toughest challenges imaginable, but we never experienced a year quite like 2020. From fighting COVID-19 here at home to ending two Ebola outbreaks, your support made it …

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We Are Helping People Affected by the Fighting in Ethiopia

Tigray, the northernmost region of Ethiopia, is at the center of a conflict that began early in November 2020, when the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) allegedly attacked a regional command post of the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF). The violence was a result of long-simmering struggles between the semi-autonomous region and the national government …

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Building a Foundation for Healthcare in Rural Yemen

Editor’s Note: International Medical Corps’ Yemen Blog presents a rare view of life on the ground in Yemen, chronicled by our first responders as they battle one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters—fueled by poverty, hunger, disease and a civil war now in its sixth year, with no end in sight. Yemen’s misery has only …

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Making a Difference and Saving Lives in Yemen

Editor’s Note: International Medical Corps’ Yemen Blog presents a rare view of life on the ground in Yemen, chronicled by our first responders as they battle one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters—fueled by poverty, hunger, disease and a civil war now in its sixth year, with no end in sight. Yemen’s misery has only …

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We Are Helping People Displaced by the Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

International Medical Corps is responding to a crisis in the Caucasus, where a conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh has displaced about 100,000 ethnic Armenians who are fleeing the fighting. With the conflict continuing and the weather turning colder, local officials do not expect displaced families to be able to …

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Tending the Unseen Wounds of War-Affected Children

Salim Al-Saffer, an International Medical Corps Community Health Officer in Iraq, still remembers clearly the scene he witnessed last fall: a young girl, off on her own at the Jada Displacement Camp southeast of Mosul, sobbing her heart out. Salim and a couple of his colleagues had spotted the child as they made their daily …

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